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No-Till Drill Rental

posted Apr 7, 2014, 2:03 PM by GSRC&D Administrator   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 1:55 PM ]

Spring is on the way, though it may not look like it quite yet, and it is time to start thinking about interseeding thin pastures and hayland that will be converted to manage pasture.  Interseeding can be a very effective way to increase dry-matter tonnage and reestablish legumes.  The Wisconsin DNR office, in Wisconsin Rapids, and Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Department are once again allowing farmers in Wood, Portage and Waupaca counties rental use of their no-till drills. 

 

To Reserve a DNR Drill Contact:

 

Brandon Stefanski (WDNR)
473 Griffith Avenue
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
715-421-7831


Truax Model S-12

-can be pulled with pickup in firm soil conditions

-normally pulled with 50-75hp tractor

-3 seed boxes for different sizes of seed

-works best in thin, weak sods or lightly tilled soils

-hand cranked depth adjustment

-Planting width – 8 feet

-12 row, 8 inch spacing


Tye 2007 Pasture Pleaser 

-Needs 50–75hp tractor to pull it depending on soil conditions.

-The tractor needs one unused pair of remote hydraulic connections

-3 seed boxes for different sizes of seed

-Planting Width – 6.5 feet

-12 row, 7 inch spacing


 


·         Both units rent out at $15/acre with a minimum rental of $50.

·         Rented on a “First come, First serve” basis

·         A check for seeder rental needs to be  written out to the WI Department of Natural Resources when the unit arrives

·         The units are stored in the Wisconsin Rapids area; delivery may be arranged depending on staff availability. It is preferred the renter picks up themselves

·         Both can be pulled with a pickup to most job sites

·         Seeding rates will be adjusted as close as possible to renters needs – a book will be provided for the renter to make necessary adjustments for what they are planting

   

 

To Reserve Waupaca County’s Drill Contact:

 

Greg Peterson (Waupaca County LWCD)
811 Harding Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
715-258-6245

Great Plains 605NT

-6ft. planting width 

-needs a 35+hp tractor with rear hydraulic hook-ups 

-3 seed boxes for different sizes of seed

                                                         -9 row, 7.5 inch spacing 



  • Cost is $75.00 minimum fee plus $15.00 per acre.   
  • This includes delivery to the site and county personnel to help with setup and monitor planter performance. 
  • Rented on a “First come, First serve” basis 
  • Rental is limited to prairie seeding (either through a government program or for private use), and for pasture seeding or renovation. 
  • Planter can be rented for use outside of Waupaca County, based on county personnel's determination of reasonable haul distance.

John Deere 750 No-Till Drill 

Contact:
Matt Hintz (Owner) 
920-728-1303


·         The renter and owner will sign-off on the drill’s "before" condition.  If damage occurs, anything outside of normal wear, the drill shall be repaired by the John Deere dealer of the owner’s choosing and at the renter’s expense.

·         $300 down when they pick it up.  You can pull it with a 3/4 ton pickup (or maybe even a half ton if they go slow).  I'd prefer they transport the drill themselves but depending on my schedule I may be able to deliver it for a fee.

·         Renter must thoroughly clean the drill out after use or be charged a $100 cleaning fee.



Haybuster 107 No-Till Drill

 Contact:
Randy and Ryan Peters (Owners)
715-498-4988(Randy)
715-498-4903 (Ryan)

 

$13/acre

plus

$2.50/mile delivery (one way)

 

·         A down-payment and rental minimum may be required.

·         The renter and owner will sign-off on the drill’s "before" condition.  If damage occurs, anything outside of normal wear, the drill shall be repaired by a mechanic of the owner’s choosing and at the renter’s expense.

·         Renter must thoroughly clean the drill out after



General Interseeding Recommendations

-          Soil-test your pastures and bring them up to recommended nutrient and PH levels.

-          Select forage varieties that are palatable, adapted to grazing, suited to your soil type and persist well in your area.

-          A good goal is to maintain at least 30% legume in the pasture sward.

-          Calibrate the drill to ensure proper seeding rate.  Check the depth of seed placement regularly during operation.  Seed should not be deeper than 3/4-inch and soil firmed over the seed.

 

 The following are some suggested minimum interseeding rates (lbs. of pure live seed/acre):

 

 

Red Clover

6-8#

Ladino Clover

2-4#

Perennial Ryegrass

(not for well-drained soil)

5-10#

Orchard Grass or Meadow Fescue

5-10#

 

*Higher seeding rates may improve the stand development and increase forage densities.

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GSRC&D Administrator,
Apr 22, 2014, 1:52 PM
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