Wheel Planters feature a steel wheel with a certain number of punches
evenly spaced around the wheel to poke holes through plastic mulch and
deliver water or starter solution. Seated riders skillfully set plant
cells through the holes by hand. When equipped with a tank and plumbing
water flow is adjustable and plants are typically given one to two cups
each. Though the water wheel was originally popular for transplanting
through plastic mulch, it is also an economical choice for planting
seeds on bare ground. Planters typically move about 1/2 MPH. Use
tractors with a creeper gear or a hydrostatic transmission. The 1116-N
and 1216-N Wheel Planters have an adjustable frame to align gauge wheels
with tractors wheels or bed furrows. The front toolbars are 52" wide.
Install one or two water wheels. A single wheel can be centered
or offset 9" to either side. Two wheels have adjustable row
spacing from 6" to 18". The basic 1116-N models and 1216-N models have
no water tank or plumbing. A 30-gal Tank Pkg. can be added to
either model for more mechanization.