Posted 1/25/2023 07:04 (#10058503 - in reply to #10058298) Subject: RE: how many guys run planter rows in tractor tracks
From experience across my customers, I would say it was/is more pronounced differences before we had hydraulic down force. The older systems may or may not be able to push through any compaction left by the tire in front of it, but with hydraulic, it's going through. Also, same with row cleaners, if needed, you could adjust them a little more aggressive to soften things back up in front of those affected rows.
I'd also say there are guys who push the envelope on dry or wet planting that could see more impact from driving on a row if it's too wet.
All that said, most guys around here still run 30" row corn, and stay off the track with 14" or 18" duals...and you could show a lot of them a yield INCREASE by going to big tires and driving on the row and most probably wouldn't change, because "Grandpa and Dad did it this way, and that's how I'll do it."
Not saying that's exactly a bad line of reasoning, just saying that change is hard!