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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 3:41 pm    Post subject: TYE grain drill Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking at a Tye grain drill and was wondering if anyone had any opinions about thier equipment. Got another answer from another board and it basically said "RUN"! Does anyone here have an opinion of a 15" drill? What would you expect to pay?



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: TYE grain drill Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check the condition from top to bottom.

If the seed meters aren't chewed up and it has been stored inside, it may be alright.

I bought one that was stored outside for a few years and the bearings went bad.

Replaced a lot of bearings before I got rid of it for that reason.

As far as the job it did it was fine.



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: TYE grain drill Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Around 10-15 years ago the neighbor bought a couple of new JD model 750's (the first one 15 ft, the second was 20 ft) and both of us were not sold on the single disk openers. On light timber soil the conditions had to be almost perfect for it to work OK. No problems on the darker "prairie" soils. He got rid of the drill and went to a new JD splitter. It worked fine but is a pain to change over and he intends next year to purchase a JD 24 row non-splitter and just drill the beans. As a trial run, he bought a Tye 15ft series V for less than $5K and planted nearly 500 acres. The results look pretty good and it looks like it will be planting all the beans next year. It is not as rugged or durable as the Deere's or GP's, but for the money it has been a good buy. But if you are planting a lot of acres and willing to spend at least $8-10K, I would probably look at a GP or a CIH 5400 with a coulter cart. As you probably expected with a 24 row planter, the neighbor will significantly expand the corn acres and limit beans to around 500-600 acres.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: TYE grain drill Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We brought our Tye in '91. Love it. It now has 7425 acres on it. As with any equipment parts wear out. We replaced the wavy coulters and bearings, and disc openers at 4500 acres. A lot of guys rebuilt at 2500 acres. We should have probably done it sooner. Check for worn bolts and tightness of movable parts. Are you willing to replace parts? My drill is at the point of needing some bushings and bolts, but it is well worth it to spend the time doing it. Tye has an internal seed cup vs most other brands having external seed cups. They claim less damage to the seed with these. Looking at them it is easy to see why when comparing them. I work with a neighbor who has a JD 750 and I have also ran it several acres. I don't bleed green when it comes to a no-till drill! A good harrow on back of the Tye is also very important. A lot of the parts are interchangable with other brands also. Great Plains and United Farm Tool also makes good drills.

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