No Till Drill
Benefits of no-till:
- Fewer passes in field - Fewer secondary passes are needed to prepare fields for planting which results in substantial savings of time, machinery costs, fuel, and labor costs.
- Improved soil quality - No-till reduces soil erosion, which leaves productive topsoil in place. Leaving crop residue in fields increases the water infiltration rate of the soil. More water is available for plant use and less likely to cause erosion from runoff.
The Haybuster No-Till Drill
drill was purchased NEW in 2008. Used
for planting grasses and legumes into sod or broken ground. It
also works well for inter-seeding and has been used a lot lately as an
interseeder over winter killed alfalfa.
Width of 11 ft, seeds a width of 10 ft, the coulters are 7 inches apart.
Needs minimum horsepower tractor of 50 HP with hydraulics.
Recommended for alfalfa and other small-seeded legumes, as well as grasses, small grains and soybeans. Has 2 boxes available for seeding more than one seed at a time. One small box for legumes, and a larger box for bigger seeds.
Cost: If in Wadena County, a down payment of $150.00 at time of pick-up, and $12.00/acre after 12.5 acres. If out of Wadena County and/or twenty miles from the office, a down payment of $175 at time of pick-up, and $14/acre after 12.5 acres.
Renting: The renter will sign a contract for use of the drill. If you wish to have the drill calibrated to your seed type, you must bring in seed for calibration. The renter will adhere to the time schedule that has been arranged. A late fee of $50/day will be added for not returning the drill as scheduled. A $25 penalty will be assessed to the renter if the drill is returned with seed in the boxes.