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Planters

The following seeding equipment is available for rent to Cooperators:

Person picks up equipment from previous user or equipment can be delivered for $50.  User is responsible for greasing equipment and cleanout of unused seed.  Out of state users must return planters to New Castle County.

John Deere 1590 No-till Drill
No Till DrillPlants 10 foot wide (travels 10.5’ wide), 3.5 tons empty, has an acreage meter on it.
Plants cool season grasses, switchgrass, legumes, sunflowers, soybeans and has a separate hopper for small seeds (timothy, clovers and alfalfa).
Seed is placed in rows 7.5" apart.

$10.00 per acre (if doing a crosshatch pattern, $5 is charged for the second pass).
Needs 85 horsepower tractor and must have hydraulics.
Can be pulled behind a heavy pickup (no half tons), hitch must be extended beyond bumper to prevent damaging bumper.  Supply your own hitchpin.

Brillion Seeder
SeederPlants 8 foot wide (travels 11’+ wide), 1+ ton empty.
Plants legumes, cool and warm season grasses and has a separate hopper for small seeds (timothy, clovers and alfalfa).
Seed is dropped continuously across 8’ width.
$7.00 per acre.
Ground must be worked up first.
Needs a tractor with hydraulics to raise and lower traveling wheels.
Planter can be pulled behind a pickup truck.  Supply your own hitchpin.

Great Plains 706 No-till Drill
DrillPlants 7.0 feet wide (travels 9’ 10" wide), 1.9 tons empty.
Plants legumes, cool and warm season grasses and has a separate hopper for small seeds (timothy, clover and alfalfa).
Seed is spaced 7.5 ” apart.
$10.00 per acre.
Needs a 55 horsepower tractor and must have hydraulics.
Planter can be pulled behind a pickup truck.  Supply your own hitchpin.

Other Drills
There may also be other drills and seeders available from local farm equipment dealers.

Contact Liz Hook (302) 832-3100 extension 8970


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