Potato planter

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A horse-drawn potato planter
Half-automatic potato planter
A modern 8-row trailed potato planter

A potato planter is a farm implement for sowing seed potatoes.

A manual planter is sometimes called a bell planter, which may have two farm hands sitting on the back whilst taking potatoes from a hopper. The length between potatoes is tolled by a bell, at the sound of which potatoes are thrown down tubes.

An automatic planter is hitched behind a farm tractor with a three-point linkage and towed. Cups lift seed potatoes from a hopper and drop them in tubes, planting up to eight drills at a time.

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