Customer Stories

The following stories and photos were submitted by customers about their Great Plains products. We'd like to hear your stories as well! If you have a story about a Great Plains product, please share it with us by filling out our Customer Feedback form.


From Rodney Wilson & Brad Beutke, Clinton, IL:

Testimonial Video

From Troy McDonald, Bailey, TX:

Troy McDonald talks about his TM1000 Turbo-Max.

Testimonial Video

From Ryan McCoin, Paris, TX:

Ryan McCoin shares his experience with his Great Plains Hipper Bedder.

Testimonial Video

From Tyler J., Brewster, KS:

"New-to-me grain drill. Love my first Great Plains product!"

From Bruce D., Tionesta, PA:

"I purchased a 606NT in 2018. I can plant anything with this drill: soybeans, green beans, field peas, small grains, clovers, warm season grasses, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, sunflowers, milo, millet, and corn. So versatile!"

From Clayton O., Kempton, PA:

"A few years ago, we purchased a YP625-12TR. We love the even emergence even in harsh no-till conditions."

From Pierre R., Moultrie, GA:

"I purchased the 3P606-NT compact drill to plant my soybeans and various other seeds for production and food plots. Great Plains was a great choice as I have successfully planted my beans for the 2020 season. The versatility of the drill is evident by its ability to plant sorghum, sunflowers, sun hemp, and peas with quick and easy adjustments. This was my first try at planting myself and I am very please with the performance of the 3P606-NT drill."

From Don O., Oberlin, OH:

"In 1994, my 8-year old son wrote to Great Plains. Roy Applequist wrote him back and sent him a video of the equipment working, which led to me buying a grain drill. Thirty-four years later, the drill still performs great! Please keep responding to young boys and making their dreams come true."

From Jed K., Centerville, PA:

"Our Turbo-Max is a great finishing ground tool for leveling and getting the soil ready to be planted. This vertical design allows us to keep rocks from surfacing and retain the smoothness for harvesting season. With the ability to angle the gangs, it re-levels areas that are rough in places to keep ground in best condition. This Turbo-Max has been a great tool for our tillage and planting regimen. Thank you, Great Plains Ag!"

From Connor M., Canada:

"Our Great Plains grain drill is built tough, especially for the conditions we put it through here in Nova Scotia."

From Mike B., Edwall, WA:

"These drills have served me well over the years, and are still my back-up in case of emergency!"

From Brian H., Columbus Grove, OH:

"The Disc-O-Vator is a must in the spring. We struggled with our old field cultivator, but this tool has proven to work."

From Mathew S., Wooster, OH:

"I purchased a Turbo-Max 1800, and it had been an excellent tool to prepare a perfect seedbed. This machine work as advertised!"

From Larry S., Canada:

"I purchased a 1300 End Wheel drill used this year. I started planting and mixed grain this past week. Works great!"

From Lance G., Canada:

"The drill is very accurate and the calibration component allows for effective seeding without wasting seed or time."

From Jack, Ruth, and Tim N., New York:

"Jack N. from New York is enjoying his new 706-NT compact drill and continues to be amazed how well it is built and nicely it works. Although he is 85 years old, keeping the farm "looking right" is important and knows this is a key piece of equipment to help do that. Perhaps equally important to keeping the equipment running is Jack’s wife, Ruth, who supplies a steady supply of lemonade (and who wrote the check for the 706-NT!)."

Submitted on behalf of Jack and Ruth N. by their son, Tim.

From Gerald R., North Carolina:

"Hard to beat the solid stand 10! Best drill I’ve owned. Looking to upgrade to a 1006-NT someday!"

From Brad A., Virginia:

"We've been using Great Plains products on our farm for over 20 years. They are simple, dependable and gets the job done. Simple as that. We've had great luck with our Turbo-Chopper and grain drills."

From Ryan E., Indiana:

"I liked how well-prepared it leaves the soil for the springtime. The Max-Chisel left the ground nice and level."

From Daryl S., Ohio:

"The 20 series precision opener with the Singulator-Plus™ meter make a great combination for planting soybeans. I get a very accurate seeding rate, plus the correct seed depth, even in no-till conditions. Also, the precision fertilizer hitch is heavily-built and will work in any no-till condition."

From Dustin T., Minnesota:

"My family has been a long-time customer, and we love your planter. Keep up the awesome quality!"

From Eddy B., Canada:

"This is my first Great Plains product. I can't wait to use it! I have seen others work and have been very impressed."

From Chris A., Tasmania:

"Brand new yesterday sowing oats. Fantastic machine!"

From Joe Y., Michigan:

"We ended up purchasing the drill that was displayed at Pheasant Fest. We can't wait to use it!"

From Ted S., Canada:

"We've had a great experience with our Great Plains NTA-3007. It has shown us a great seed tool, wonderful for inter-cropping and all types of seeding. We have been seeding into established crops and hay fields through thick carbon covers on our soil without a problem and minimum disturbances. From spring seeding to late fall seeding, whether it be a cash crop, cover crop, silage crop, or swath grazing, this is a wonderful tool!"