Why Won't our Planter Work?!
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Zach Johnson, the “Millennial Farmer” is a 5th-generation farmer who’s spent his life growing, working, and learning on his family’s farm. His wit and dry sense of humor appeal to children and adults alike. A product of the millennial generation, his appreciation of new technology blends with his old-fashioned work ethic, and he offers a unique ability to deliver his message in a way that resonates with lifelong farmers as well as those with no knowledge of agriculture.
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  • Cavalry Trucking
    Cavalry Trucking

    Fussy ROW BOTS!!!

  • Luis ruiz diaz
    Luis ruiz diaz

    Hi, I'm Luis from argentino, my Greetings and admiration for his work in the field and his dedication. I admire a lot with the precision and care that is whorked in the USA excellent your video, too bad I'm not very good with English 💪🤠

  • FireAce

    14:02 love these shots, you could do 10 minutes of that. Or a whole new channel of just that

  • Točkinieks D.S
    Točkinieks D.S

    I tought it said. Why wont our planet work

  • nater308

    Every time you said "Robot" I kept hearing and thinking "row-bot"... #Imissedthejoke

    • Millennial Farmer
      Millennial Farmer


  • Im no Rookiecowboy pt2
    Im no Rookiecowboy pt2


  • TheRoadfarmer

    Watched this video while I was running my 12 row finger pickup planter that always plants ... 🤷. Would love section control but not real impressed when everyone always talks about problems every year

  • iBelieve


  • Rick Miller
    Rick Miller

    The world I live and work in fussy robots is call over engineered junk.

  • mavrik1982

    Where can I get one of them WD-40 t-shirts

  • Bruce Jacobs
    Bruce Jacobs

    Planting season and harvest season is always a 20 hour A-day In the field why weather is nice you guys need to work a little later The younger generation just don't get the grasp of hard work yet

  • Ryan Lee
    Ryan Lee

    Is there a chance of getting Jim on Off The Husk and hearing his story? Is that something he would be up to doing??

  • Keith Brown
    Keith Brown

    Do you not wear any hearing protection, man you\ll be deaf before you know it if you don't?

  • apper cumstock
    apper cumstock

    You see...AWS told you to go into the Cloud, things will turn out sooo much better for you....

  • BW YinYang
    BW YinYang

    Zach wearing WD-40, shoulda use that to clean out connectors.

  • Peter Andrews
    Peter Andrews

    Zack Gump ...HAHAHAHA

  • Jacob Bowlen
    Jacob Bowlen

    Yes thank you for keeping the thunder thing alive 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • s1unruh

    Zach, did you ever own a Steiger? i remember the 1st time i saw that lime green was in the '76-77 time and i loved it...about the same time my uncle was running a Versatile 145

  • donnaandrob123

    You are a farmer and I am sure you will figure it out, but was hoping when it would not work correctly ! would have been good for you to pop out of the cab and Poke your finger on the sowing machine and say " Are you Okay"

  • MrAlbertsen

    Hi zack. How come you don’t put down any starter fertilizer when you plant corn? Like a NP 10-46 or something like that, for some emergence boosting?

  • Kyle Teal
    Kyle Teal

    Ok im not a farmer but i am a good mechanic. Can't you ohm out those sensors?

  • Carol Belbin
    Carol Belbin

    Just give it a go matey, scrap the bloody damn computer, and keep an eye out on your rows, you have a bloody good tractor and a rear vision mirror, l could shit it in, planted turnips, and used only my eyeballs, no problem, harvested the crop and the cows were fed, no worries, lolXX and there was no bloody cab only a roll bar. And, l am a woman, what's your problem matey, lolxx

  • wth82

    Don’t you just love electronics

  • Andrew P.
    Andrew P.

    and just like that, she was gone.

  • Aaron's Lawncare
    Aaron's Lawncare

    Love thw Forrest Gump refrence!!! Really like that movie!! I do not work in the farming occupation but I enhoy watching your videos!! Keep up the great content.

  • Benana

    Anyone else get the Forest Gump reference?

  • biggest D
    biggest D

    The government is going to steal your land and they won't even thank you for GPS ing the land they just stoled from you A i.

  • biggest D
    biggest D

    Gematria effect sports its time


    Remove the cartridge, blow on the insides, put the cartridge back in not all the way and slam it down. Works everytime

  • 1PAHero

    I thought I was the only one that had software glitches

  • Maurice Upton
    Maurice Upton

    Is corn and soy still subsidised?

  • Steve Sixfore
    Steve Sixfore

    Since you mentioned stigers I have 1 of 100 of so industrial stigers made mine is a CA360 with a B model cat and a alison automatic

  • Shawn Alleman
    Shawn Alleman

    It must be nice to have all that fancy equipment! I remember when my father planted his fields, he didn't have nearly the technology back then.

  • Dirk Meinsma
    Dirk Meinsma

    Love the forrest gump reference

  • Charles Lynch
    Charles Lynch

    What a head ache of a day it seemed gotta love technology love hate relationship glad u got it figured out

  • FreeAmerica365

    Old school is the only way to go

  • Joliet John
    Joliet John

    I remember being a farm kid, the bugs we worried about during planting were not computer related.

  • Ethan Kaiser
    Ethan Kaiser

    "Needs some choke" *fires on 1 rotation*

  • Trojan Gaming
    Trojan Gaming

    I know the very simple reason that’s it’s not working It’s green Red>Green

  • Brien Hansen
    Brien Hansen

    Guess you will find out this fall if it is worth it stock up on sencers

  • Brien Hansen
    Brien Hansen

    Some times with gps on dozers your have to move when you started up so it can find it self and where it's at

  • Brien Hansen
    Brien Hansen

    When all fails shut down power and reboot that's what I do most time it works

  • Doug Anderson
    Doug Anderson

    Steigers ftw

  • Luís Nunes
    Luís Nunes

    Hello! How many acres per hour can you plant?

  • Daniel Lewis
    Daniel Lewis

    No wonder I cannot grow tomato's. This farming thing is complicated in my 20 ft garden. Great content.

  • Peter Bowman
    Peter Bowman

    I’ve bought more WD-40 products because of this channel


    you need check list to go through before you start flying....

  • the merrigans
    the merrigans

    I would be so stressed dealing with your problems. Your very patient.

  • K Likes
    K Likes

    He said it! He said it! He said THUNDERRR!!!!

  • waterbug85

    The Forrest Gump line at the end was funny. "I'm pretty tired, I think I'll go home now." Just wanted you to know some of us picked-up on it.

  • Marko Jaic
    Marko Jaic

    7:31 you forgot to do the magic trick with fingers for trailer to disapire😂🙆🙈

  • TheGsellers

    Keep waiting for the gopro to be mounted ON the dogs....

  • klemen sever
    klemen sever

    Forrest Gump💪👌

  • J P
    J P

    Sensors go defective. My reverse sensor on my Focus St went out at 30ish k miles. Shorted out the reverse lights breaking the circuit for backup camera as well. One $12 prx switch 🤦

  • Ed Edmonds
    Ed Edmonds

    Too Many Upgrades.

  • Mark Willis
    Mark Willis

    Do yourself a favour get a Kinze.I help my brother and nephew had a Kinze and decided to update. They bought one of those pieces of shit. Nothing but trouble Whole spring was alarms going off. And trucks riding with me trying to figure shit out. Couldn’t plant as fast either. Got rid of it went back to a Kinze next year. No problem no stress. Just a way simpler design much better

  • MajSolo

    best episode in a long while I like the dogs, they make booring episodes fun.

  • Mark Benson
    Mark Benson

    Fussy Robots...

  • CJ Courter
    CJ Courter

    I think it's the color.

  • Good Days
    Good Days

    Hey millennial farmer wow you don't have any part-time help just huge gym and your dad's farming all those acres by yourself wouldn't make it a lot

  • Good Days
    Good Days

    I'll see your videos all the time Melania farmer my question is to you why are there any other full part-time hands instead of you and your dad and Jim doing it all farming all

  • gold elmo
    gold elmo

    Sounds to me that something needs a firmware flash

  • Rick Pullins
    Rick Pullins

    Great video


    "Once again, I don't feel so bad because the guys that know what's going on..... don't know what's going on either...." Zach Planting 2021 lol

  • NIck Popovic
    NIck Popovic

    How many total acres do you plant on average?

  • Roy McHardy
    Roy McHardy

    Noticed the boat in the background. Does it flood there very often?

  • gurpal singh
    gurpal singh

    Please support indian farmers protest

  • Grace Larson
    Grace Larson

    My little brother loves your videos.

  • Oscar Marfori
    Oscar Marfori

    A compressed air can will come very handy with that planter, everytime you push pull those plugs a quick burst of compressed air can clear everything up in a instant

  • Nick Schaff
    Nick Schaff

    Keep singing those Air Supply songs and you'll get your Millennial card revoked.

  • J Leinhos
    J Leinhos


  • Brion Webb
    Brion Webb

    Dirty oil

  • KDB 89
    KDB 89

    Has to be weigh pin, or zero um out

  • DIY Guy
    DIY Guy

    How appropriate Row 4 could use some WD-40 connector spray, got you’re shirt on for it but no spray in the cab. Lol!

  • Thomas Junkins
    Thomas Junkins

    Kinda sultry in south eastern Indiana

  • Thomas Junkins
    Thomas Junkins

    Should be go time up there

  • Thomas Junkins
    Thomas Junkins

    Love ya Bub

  • Charles White
    Charles White

    Really like the new HD camera.....great resolution....👍

  • Bertil LJL
    Bertil LJL

    Nice Forrest Gump line at the end

  • ed jovi
    ed jovi

    i love when u say thunder lol i say with u every time !!!! ed bon jovi

  • Scott McFarland
    Scott McFarland

    That sounds like a Hell of deal! The experts don't know and you can't get out your tools and fix it yourself because you need to be an electrical engineer to figure it out ! In the mean time your biological clock is running down!

  • Mississippi1977

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI. It’s definitely going to be a millenniums problem farming. Lol. The terminator days are coming. Or you could say man against machine. Surely the green ones will be the good guys???

  • Nicholas Heath
    Nicholas Heath

    This video is brought to you by thunderrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Benjamin Bauer
    Benjamin Bauer

    Are they any farmers in states running CTF (controlled traffic Farming) All tractors and implements running on the same tracks. Thanks everyone involved in making the video!

  • Joshua Cooper
    Joshua Cooper

    Thanks now iam a fan your welcome

  • Joshua Cooper
    Joshua Cooper

    That's sounds wild

  • Joshua Cooper
    Joshua Cooper

    That's a awesome John Deer tractor

  • Joshua Cooper
    Joshua Cooper

    I have a ?, when do corn in a field why can't do it again next year ,it's corn next year it's soy beans

  • Einhärjar

    I'm not a farmer, but I do work in a technical field, and this would drive me absolutely insane. Expensive gear etc. you'd just want it to work. But no. Sometimes I do miss the old mechanical days so much. Good old wires, gears and chains. At the same time that brings with it many other problems. So I guess we as humans are just never happy :)

  • indian farmar HD
    indian farmar HD

    sir i have a job yor farm

  • I Care
    I Care

    What state are you farming in?

  • William Davis
    William Davis

    Every time you show that old boat??... .. I don’t know .. it’s just creepy looking out in a cornfield. I’m waiting for law enforcement to show up and say it was involved in some serial killing or something. It’s creepy ... sketchy man... real sketchy. 🤨😒

  • ItsJustMoney903

    “Zach why is there a mark at 1 and 7/8 inches on this ruler?” “And another at 4?”

  • James H
    James H

    Any chance we can get a thundeeerrr from your dad?! LOL

  • David Ellsworth
    David Ellsworth

    Nice job

  • Mrbink01

    I literally started singing "All Out of Love" right before you broke in with it...you know...great millennial minds think alike and all

  • J. Scott Smith
    J. Scott Smith

    THUNDERR!!! Love it Still..

  • Alan Scott
    Alan Scott

    Very boring !!!!!

  • Kenneth Green
    Kenneth Green

    You say fussy robots, I say well its a millennial gadget so of course its going to be fussy, just because it can...

  • Jay Carroll
    Jay Carroll

    Night Forrest