Wanted to share our experience utilizing the Checchi Magli WOLF model.
We have fabricated the fertilizer tanks on the this particular piece of equipment.
We spent about an hour and a half troubleshooting the timing, which is the most crucial component. Essentially there are 4 rows with guys inserting starts into the rotating carousel’s “cups”. The carousels rotate with the speed of the tractor as does the “injection” of the fertilizer hose. The fertilizer tanks hold our compost tea() the hoses are set to dispense approximately 3-5oz for each start that is sent through the “kicker.” Your spacing determines your timing and you must determine/ tweak your timing after you plant a couple of starts to ensure the guys on the seats can keep up.
The land we were utilizing came with some labor so we had a lot of help and guys correcting the starts in the ground as we walked.
We had our tractor going as slow as physically possible, maybe <1mph.
2mph is the fastest this planter will work and 1MPH was difficult for us to keep up.
We’re planting the other 25 acres today; this land is hilly and they didn’t plant a cover crop. We’re planting another 35 acres early next week this one had clover and rye for cover crops and the land is flat. I will keep posting with progress.
If anyone is interested in getting Checchi Magli I would suggest studying extensively before purchasing; that is the only thing that saved our ass.https://future4200.com/uploads/default/original/2X/f/fbee24d6a860f96c51403aca86463a692aebb34b.mov