The “Eddy No. 6” Corn Planter
The “Eddy No. 6” Corn Planter
W. Eddy Plow Co. – Greenwich, NY
The illustrations in this Catalog will clearly demonstrate the many desirable features of the “Eddy No. 6” Corn Planter – features that are exclusive and of vital importance to the corn grower who desires to plant his corn so that it is easily worked and will yield the greatest number of bushels per acre.
The “Eddy No. 6” Corn Planter combines the Edge Selection as well as the Flat Selection. That is, the purchaser gets an Edge Drop as well as a Flat Drop equipment with every “Eddy No. 6” Corn Planter at no additional cost.
These Corn Planters are furnished with Runners, Single Discs and Double Discs at option of purchaser.
Regular widths of adjustments are from 28 to 48 inches in two inch spacings, and these adjustments are easily made.
As will be seen from this cut (above), the Lifting Lever is in center of Planter. It can be locked as a floating lever. “Eddy No. 6” Planters throw out of gear automatically when the furrow openers are raised out of the ground for turning.
When lever is locked for work in uneven ground, it does not affect the dropping mechanism. This automatic throw-out device is patented and possesses many advantages not found on other planters.
Note the Center Reel, the strong Channel Steel Frame, the convenient manner in which the Seed Hoppers tip over for examination or changing of plates.
Seed Hoppers have double hinge-back bottom for changing plates or examination of same. A continuous movement of plates. No jerking to fill cells; shape of hopper bottom causes cells to fill.
The square shaft for bell cranks and other fittings to prevent slipping or lost motion must not be overlooked.
You can get a good idea of the “Eddy No. 6” Runner Fertilizer Corn Planter from this cut. Notice the Arch for marker rope. Very convenient and makes easy the changing of the marker from one side of Planter to the other. For illustration of this planter, equipped with Double Disc Furrow Openers, see first page.
The Fertilizer attachment requires one additional sprocket wheel only, no collars, springs or clutches (just an extra chain) to make the attachment, that when once placed, the adjustments as to widths thereafter become automatic. An independent fertilizer drive, strongly appealing to the user.
The Fertilizer Attachment can be easily placed on Plain “Eddy No. 6” Corn Planters at any time. Fertilizer Hopper is extra large. Hopper smaller at top than bottom. Fertilizer settles to feeders without clogging. The Feed is the celebrated Finger Force Feed, and it sows all brands of standard Commercial Fertilizers in a sufficient range of quantities to meet all requirements. The regular equipment, Feeder S-119, comprehends, per acre, approximately 55 to 175 pounds for 40-inch rows, 50 to 165 pounds for 42-inch rows and 45 to 160 pounds for 44-inch rows. Special feeders, providing for still greater ranges of quantity, can be furnished on special orders. For extremely large quantities, special sprocket gear (No. S-444) for the fertilizer shaft can be furnished, which increases the tabulated amounts 50 per cent. Changes of quantity are easily and quickly made. The fertilizer tube or spout is of extra-large diameter and is made of ribbon steel. The vibratory motion of this Ribbon Steel Tube, caused by the fertilizer valve action in opening and closing, precludes any possibility of the fertilizer clogging in the tubes. This is a patented feature. The fertilizer hoppers tip over so that examination is easily made.
On this page are three views of the Runner Post for the Eddy No. 6 Corn Planter with side piece removed, showing the operation of the valve. No springs or complicated parts are used. The construction is such that mixed hills or “double dropping” is impossible.
In the uppermost cut, seed is shown in both upper and lower valves. When the button trips the dropping mechanism the lower valve is carried back under the shut-off in the lower end of post, (see above cut) closing it from above, but at the same time dropping the hill it contains into the furrow. The upper valve holds its hill until the lower valve is entirely closed, then drops it upon the shoulder of the shut-off, from which it falls into the lower valve when same closes. Thus mixing of hills is prevented no matter where the check fork may be stopped in its stroke.
The view above shows the valves set for drilling. This is accomplished by reversing the valve shut-off, in the bottom of the post and locking back the check shaft by means of the foot drop lever. The seed has a straight, unobstructed drop to the furrow, making even spacing almost certain. No tools of any kind are required to change the position of the valves, making it most convenient for the operator.
Most perfect working Single Disc Corn Planter furrow opener on the market. Best for hillside work and hard, trashy ground.
The angle of both right and left-hand discs is correct. They run steadily and directly in line of draft, and shape the bottom of trench properly.
The oiling feature is like the Double Disc, thoroughly protected by internal and external felt washers.
The disc is adjustable to and from the shield. The only device so constructed – a patented Superior feature.
Scrapers for concave side of disc, simple and effective.
Covering blades supplied free with Single Disc furrow openers.
The above cut shows the Double Discs, so constructed that a splendid furrow is opened and corn deposited at any required depth and properly covered. Dust-proof oil cups, for lubricating the disc bearings. The chilled disc cone bearings, or spindles, are cast solid to the post. The discs are always in the right position. They cannot change. The construction is such that there is no ridge left in the middle of the furrow, (a special feature), and when the kernels of corn are dropped they will separate a little, thus all crowding of the stalks is avoided.
This cut shows the Blade Coverers which are sent free with all Single Disc No. 6 Corn Planters.
Covering Blades can be furnished for Double Disc No. 6 Corn Planters, but not unless specially ordered and an additional charge is made for same.
Plates with 16 cells are furnished for check row planters. Two each small, medium and large, flat drop; and small, medium and large, edge drop plates, together with two flat drop and two edge drop caps comprise the regular equipment. Special plates for Beans, Peas, Peanuts, Kafir Corn, Beet Seed, etc., can be furnished. All plates other than regular equipment furnished at small additional cost.
The seed plates have a smooth continuous rotary motion, non-intermittent. The cells of the edge drop plates are helped in their filling by means of the bevels on the plate coinciding with the ratchet faced bevels of the hopper bottom, both of which co-operate with the alternately appearing and disappearing floor of the edge drop seed rings, the combined result of which is a most effective and perfect filling of the cells.
12 cells (edge selection) are always exposed for filling. This is an important item in the makeup of a successful corn planter hopper mechanism.
The gear ring, illustrated above, upon which both edge and flat drop seed plates rest is provided with 16 teeth. The pinion, driving same has 4 teeth. Plates always time properly; no precaution necessary in closing the hopper. Open or close at any point, always in perfect time for checking.
The Variable Drop
By means of this extremely simple device, the operator may drop 2, 3, or 4 kernels in a hill without dismounting from the planter or changing seed plates. A lever within convenient reach moves the cam controlling the clutch roller so that this variation of kernels in the hill may be obtained; this without leaving the seat or stopping team.
This device is furnished on Check Row Planters only.
16-Hole plates are always used in checking to drop 2, 3 or 4 kernels in a hill.
When planter is changed from hilling to drilling, the lever should always be set in the No. 4 notch, thereby securing uninterrupted rotation of plates.
Note – An 8-hole plate may be used in combination with the Variable Drop Device. Set at No. 4 notch, 2 kernels per hill will be obtained; set at No. 2 notch, 1 kernel.
The illustrations above show the Eddy Reversible Check Fork. Does away with injury to the knot. No undue strain on the wire. Allows the knot to make a quick “get away.”
This view shows the adjustable Seat, Center Reel and Drive Sprocket, Friction Clutch on Reel and Foot Lever for Scraper. Simple and Plain Construction. Wire wound on a drum. No kinks or short bends in wire when wound on this reel.