Model #1600 Series II Water Wheel Transplanter | Rain-Flo

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The Rain-Flo model 1600 series II is a transplanter for setting plugs, pots, or bare root plants through mulch film.

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The plasticulture equipment Rain-Flo model 1600 series II is a transplanter for setting plugs, pots, or bare root plants through mulch film.

Here's how it work

  1. Water from the tank is directed into the center of the planting wheel
  2. The spikes on the planting wheel pierce the mulch film and fill the hole with water
  3. The operators, riding close to the row, can hand set the plants into the holes at the proper depth


  • Up to four rows can be planted at a time
  • The planting wheel can float over uneven beds
  • This model will plant on flat or raised beds
  • Can carry 18 trays (25 with optional top loading tray)
  • Four slant trays are “self-feeding”
  • Two large 80 gallon water tanks with a flow control valve that can be controlled by planters
  • Fully adjustable seats provide comfort while planting
  • One planting wheel is included
  • A category #2 3-point hitch is standard
  • Plant spacing wheels are available in a wide selection of sizes
  • The standard spikes will plant up to 2 ½” diameter round or square pots
  • Custom size spikes can be ordered


  • Galvanized expanded metal loading trays; they do not rust
  • Specially designed tanks so the tractor operator can see the workers planting, making communication easier
  • Quick change water wheel setup
  • Extra wide row spacing from 8” to 36” is standard equipment, can use one to four planting wheels
  • Less operator fatigue with new lower seat profile
  • Lifetime warranty on UHMV planting wheel bearings
  • Four slant trays are standard equipment, optional top tray is available
  • Full open back, no bar to step over to access the planting wheels
  • More leg room, easy foot rest adjustment, no wrench needed for seat height and side adjustment
  • Side valve for washing hands
  • High flow 1” valve required for 2-4 rows
  • Larger tires with highway bearings
  • Will plant through 60’’ row spacing
  • Optional side ladder for filling water tank
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