Rangeland Seeder Development Using Semicircular Seedbox and Auger Agitator Seed Metering Concept
CitationWiedemann, H. T., & Cross, B. T. (1981). Rangeland seeder development using semicircular seedbox and auger agitator seed metering concept. Journal of Range Management, 34(4), 340-342.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractA rangeland seeder featuring a semicircular seedbox and auger agitator mounted to heavy-duty frame has proven reliable and durable under rough rangeland conditions. The experimental seeder reduces the variability in metering fluffy seed due to the improvement in design. Satisfactory metering of slick seed was accomplished with a commercial, cup-feed mechanism. Flexing, runner openers prepared and placed seed in a furrow without undue mechanical breakage while traversing logs, stumps and other debris left after rootplowing. The features of the experimental seeder increase the potential for seeding brush-infested rangeland because of improved reliability and less need for costly clean-up of brush debris.