How much does a no-till drill cost?

But if you can only squeeze 10,000 acres out of each piece of equipment, you’d need to buy three precision drills in a 10-year span at a total cost of $116,000. Over 10 years, you would need two no-till drills at a cost of $30,000 along with a $50,000 corn planter.

What is a Great Plains drill?

The Great Plains 10HD Series Drills feature heavy-duty blades to tackle tough conditions and are available with either fluted or precision meters to ensure accurate seed placement.

What should I look for in a no-till drill?

17 Things to Check Before No-Till Planting

  1. Meters. Metering units have to work well or you’ll get frequent skips, doubles and triples.
  2. Planter Unit. Accurate depth placement can be compromised if planter units are loose or wobbly.
  3. Seed Opener Disks.
  4. Seed Tubes.
  5. Seed Firmers.
  6. Depth Wheels.
  7. Coulters.
  8. Row Cleaners.

Can you plant corn with a no-till drill?

“The No. 1 problem with no-till drills and planters is not having enough weight to get to the proper seeding depth,” he says. “My experience in Nebraska is that corn should be planted 3.5 inches deep and sorghum at least 2 inches deep in well-structured soil for better nutrient and water uptake.”

How does a no-till drill work?

On a no-till drill, the rolling coulter travels ahead of the opener and cuts a slot through the sod, residue, and soil, and then the double-disk opener widens this slot. Conventional grain drills are used when the seedbed is already prepared and the coulter is not needed to cut through residue or the soil surface.

How many bushels does a great plains drill hold?

The box held right at one ton of beans/wheat. I believe it holds 2.4bu per foot, so your 30 ft drill should hold +- 72 bu. If it’s a 2 section it holds 60.6 bu, 3 section holds 72bu.