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As planting season creeps nearer, setting yourself up for success starts now. Preparing your planter for the season can prevent common mistakes from interrupting your fieldwork.

Farm Journal Field Agronomist Missy Bauer says a thorough check of these 10 parts can help your planter stay moving:

1. Transmission
2. Row units
3. Down pressure
4. Parallel arms
5. Row cleaners
6. No-till coulter
7. Gauge wheels
8. Opening discs
9. Seed tubes, guards, firming points
10. Closing wheels

Other parts, like the hitch pin and closing wheel, are also critical to planting success. Reviewing all for proper status can save a headache when it counts.

Read more on planter maintenance here.


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