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No-Till Drill Rental Program

 No-Till Drill Rental Program


In 2005, the Perry County Conservation District hired one additional staff person to administer a no-till drill rental program as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program. The first drill was leased by the District with the option to buy using a Growing Greener No-till Pilot grant as well as a Growing Greener No-till Incentive grant. 
The purpose of the drill, and the additional staff person, is to promote the use of a no-till crop production system including cover crops, provide affordable well maintained equipment for rent, and provide exceptional service and technical support to farmers wanting to use the equipment and convert to no-till farming. In 2006, a second no-till drill was purchased as a Chesapeake Bay Special Project to offer additional seeding capabilities, mainly Native/Warm season grass seeding capability.  The program has been a great success since its initiation and in recent years has averaged about four thousand acres of no-till each year. The program currently offers for rent three John Deere model 1590 drills and one Land Pride model 606NT drill.



(3 available)

JD 1590 No-Till Grain Drill 

Large grain box, small seed/legume box.
 Specifications:  10’ working width, 16 openers, 7.5” spacing
 Typical uses:  Small grains, soybeans, forages, cover crops, large pastures
 Requirements: Minimum 85 hp tractor with 1 remote hydraulic valve
 Rental Rates:  $10/acre for any seed type planted

2013 Land Pride 606NT NO-TILL DRILL 
(1 available)


Large Grain Box, small seed/legume box, native grass seed box.
6’ working width, 9 openers, 7.5” spacing
Typical Uses:  
Native grass seeding, pasture renovation, wildlife food plots
Minimum 40 hp tractor with 1 remote hydraulic valve
Rental Rate:  
$10/acre for any seed type planted 

A drop fee of $25.00 will be applied to renters that plant 5 acres or less.
Seed rate calibration is available as an additional service for a fee of $30.00.

Contact Ben Smith at #717-275-5111 for drill availability and scheduling.

Ben Smith with District Drill.JPG