Are you looking to improve your seed placement and maximize your yield potential? It all starts with proper seed boot mounting and seed tabs. In this article, we'll discuss the importance of these components and what to look for when inspecting them on your seeder.

Starting with the seed boot, it's important to ensure that it is mounted properly to avoid unnecessary play. When there is too much play, you run the risk of seed not being placed in the bottom of the seed slot, especially on seeders where positive air can cause the seed to blow out of the slot. For example, on a John Deere 50 series boot, there can be up to an inch of up and down travel due to wear and tear. This can be fixed with a bushing kit that eliminates most, if not all, of the play.

Moving on to seed tabs, they play a critical role in ensuring proper seed placement. However, not all seed tabs are created equal. For instance, the original white factory John Deere seed tabs are notorious for breaking off. It's essential to inspect them regularly and replace them if needed to avoid issues with seed placement.

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In summary, don't overlook the importance of proper seed boot mounting and seed tabs. Take the time to inspect and address any issues to improve your seed placement and maximize your yield potential.

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