Get Your Planter Geared Up!
Kevin Kimberley is a farmer consultant and planter expert with more than 25 years of experience. Often referred to as the “Planter Doctor”, Kimberley calibrates seed meters and helps his clients properly set up their planters before each spring. Click through the slideshow and watch the videos for last-minute planter tips.
level your planter
Level Your Planter
Kimberley recommends setting your planter alignment and level pre-planting so it performs at its best in the spring.
Kimberley shares his expertise on what parts need replaced each year on your row units to make the most of your planter.
finger pick-up meters
Finger Pick-Up Meters
The planter expert describes his process for preparing finger pick-up seed meters.
white and kinze seed meters
White and Kinze Seed Meters
Do you have a White or Kinze planter? Kimberley goes over some issues specific to White and Kinze seed meters, and what to look for before you start planting.
pneumatic seed meters
Pneumatic Seed Meters
Kimberley shows Dave Mowitz what to look for on pneumatic seed meters to make sure they operate properly.
This video covers the importance of proper tire pressure on your planter, as well as properly cleaning planters.
Kimberley shows Mowitz how to check the row unit's parallel linkage and down pressure to ensure accurate planting in the field.
Watch this clip for tips on how to set disc openers and the importance of checking seed tubes.
Learn about different seed shapes and sizes and the importance of proper calibration of seed meters.
Kimberley explains the proper adjustments for seed meter brush units and when to replace worn units.
Make sure your equipment is ready for planting.