June 2015

Great Plains On Show At Record-Breaking Royal Highland

Great Plains at the Royal Highland Show

The unseasonably cold and windy weather did nothing to deter visitors to the Royal Highland Show, recently held at Ingliston, near Edinburgh in Scotland. The organisers reported a record total attendance of 188,449 visitors over the four days of the event - almost 10,000 higher than last year and 805 more than the previous record attendance in 2010.

Great Plains Recognized by NAEDA

Great Plains Recognized by NAEDA

The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) has announced the recipients of its 2015 service awards. Great Plains was awarded a Gold Level service award for 2015. These awards are presented annually to manufacturers who receive exemplary ratings in twelve operational categories addressed in NAEDA’s Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.

The other shortline manufacturers recognized for Gold Level service were Land Pride (a division of Great Plains Manufacturing), Kuhn, Landoll, MacDon, and Woods.

New 4m Centurion Makes UK Debut

The New Great Plains Centurion 4-metre Cultivator Drill

The new 4-metre grain only version of the Great Plains Centurion cultivator drill was on view for the first time in the UK at this year’s Cereals show held at Boothby Graffoe in Lincolnshire.

New Compact No-Till Mounted Drill – A UK First

Great Plains 3-metre mounted 3P1006NT drill

Alongside its new trailed Saxon and Centurion drills which were featured at this year’s Cereals event, Great Plains also showed its 3P1006NT 3-metre 2-point mounted drill for the first time in the UK.

The 3P1006NT utilises the well-proven and consistently accurate 06 Series Openers for seed placement. The 80 kg coulter pressure ensures excellent penetration, with minimal disturbance even in the toughest conditions, while the sprung, pre-loaded coulter design adds stability and improved tracking on slopes.

New Drills Steal The Show At Cereals

The new Saxon and Centurion Drills Draw The Crowds

With the new Saxon minimal disturbance drill and the new Centurion 4-metre cultivator drill proving to be the star attractions alongside the larger, upgraded 6-metre Centurion, Great Plains welcomed a large number of visitors to its stand at this year’s Cereals event at Boothby Graffoe in Lincolnshire.

New Maxlift Roller Option for Flatliner

The Flatliner - now available with the Maxlift (ML) roller

The long-established and ever-popular Great Plains soil loosener, the Simba Flatliner, is now also available with the Maxlift (ML) consolidating roller as well as the DD roller which has, hitherto, been fitted as standard.

“Following its successful operation within our cultivation range we can now offer the ML roller for the Flatliner as an alternative consolidating, levelling depth control roller rather than the more pronounced, weather-proof ridged finish provided by the DD,” explained Great Plains UK Sales Director, David Holmes.

New Saxon Minimal Disturbance Drill Launched at Cereals

The new Great Plains Saxon 300 Drill

Cereals 2015 held in Lincolnshire in the UK provided the platform for the launch of Great Plains’ new Saxon drill. Initially available in 3-metre and 4-metre widths, the Saxon mirrors the looks of Great Plains’ recently launched Centurion 300 and Centurion 400 cultivator drills and shares many of the Centurion’s features around its seed delivery, seed placement and consolidation functions.  However, the Saxon differs from its sister drills in one key area.

Two Drills For The Price Of One

The Saxon's Turbo Discs are interchangeable with the Centurion's notched angled cultivation discs

The launch by Great Plains of their new minimal disturbance Saxon 3-metre and 4-metre drills at this year’s Cereals follows hard on the heels of the company’s new Centurion 3-metre and 4-metre cultivator drill models. With the advent of the Saxon range, Great Plains can now meet the need for minimal disturbance, operation in heavy residue and, where the soil structure allows, operation in no-till conditions alongside the need for more aggressive cultivations in a plough-based or reduced tillage system.