frequently asked questions, not in any particular order
1. Are you associated with Bouldin
but call us if you need help with a water ejection drum seeder
2. What kinds of seed will your
everything but raw lettuces and
raw begonia, we specialize in tree seeds and vegetable seeds of all types
3. What kinds of trays can you
4. What kinds of trays can you
5. Where are you
Ruskin, FL 33570 USA
6. How long does it take to repair a
one day normally
7. How fast is your
everything is capable of 1000 trays per hour
8. How accurate is the
most seeds 95% + at full speed
9. Do you manufacture
no, but we can recommend some good
10. Can you handle tree
yes, all types
11. Why do you eject the seed with
for greater accuracy at high speed
12. Is this the "Boots
Seeder" I've heard about?
yes, developed in 1978
13. Why has my drum seeder with a
conveyor chain started dropping seed early and late in the tray?
the conveyor chain is worn out and
must be replaced to restore accuracy. Not a problem with the belt conveyor
14. Why does my drum
manifold turn in the mounting blocks?
the drum bearings are frozen from
corrosion and must be changed. It is a good idea to lubricate the bearings
at the beginning of each seeding session and to turn each drum by hand before
15. Seeds are sticking to
the drum, what's wrong?
cleaning the drum and wiping with RainX. Also if you have flat tips, check
the condition of the wiper blades. A thorough cleaning of
the tips and replacing any that leave a droplet of water on the drum as the drum
turns is a good idea also. Sometimes static can be a problem that is
helped by RainX as well.
16. Water is
not ejecting from the drum at the usual pressure, what's wrong?
Excessive internal water leakage or
misalignment causes this problem which can be caused by worn seals, broken
internal parts or misaligned parts. Check the centering of the manifold in
the drum first, should be the same dimension from the end of the central
manifold tube to the hub with the grease fitting in it. If the drum has
been dropped or mishandled in shipping this can be the problem.
17. If you
suspect water has passed through the lobe type vacuum pump, you must disconnect
the vacuum piping and let the pump run for two minutes to dry it out before
shutting the machine down for the day. This helps insure that the seals
won't be corroded by the moisture.
18. My pump out pump is not
working, what can I do to get it going again.
Replace the complete pump and both discharge check valves with new ones, prime
the pump by hand so that it won't run dry on startup and then apply vacuum and
make sure that no bubbles come up in the tank. Check daily to be sure that
air bubbles are not coming through the pump. Replace check valves as
needed to keep the system air tight.