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April 26, 2014
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

Farmers report planter size, age

While there are some massive 40-row or even 48-row planters on the market, most farmers tend to have a much smaller planter.
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Based on a recent Farm Journal Pulse, the largest percentage of the 1,600 respondents, 31%, own a 12-row planter, while 29% own a 16-row planter. Twenty percent of respondents use a 24-row planter on their farm, while 14% own an 8-row planter. If farmers have multiple planters, they were asked to pick their largest.

An interesting comparison is to look at planter size and its age. In February 2012, a Farm Journal Pulse asked: How old is your primary planter?

Of the 1,600 respondents, 14% had a brand-new planter, while 32% reported a planter that was two to five years old. Twenty percent had a planter that was six to 10 years old, while the remaining 34% of respondents owned a planter more than a decade old.

To see the answers plotted on an interactive map, a full listing of past Farm Journal Pulse polls and to sign up to participate in the survey, visit


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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - Late Spring 2014
RELATED TOPICS: Planters, Farm Journal Pulse

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