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.


"Planting seeds for the future!" | Great Plains Ag 1006NT Drill

From Tyson L., Central Virginia:

"We are fifth generation farmers from Virginia, and we love our daddy's Great Plains No-Till Drill. It is well built, reliable, and accurate season after season. As our daddy says, 'We are planting seeds for the future!'"

 "Total confidence." | Great Plains 1206NT DRILL

From Jason C., Central Wisconsin:

"We have total confidence in the 1206NT Drill. We will no-till anything from alfalfa to soybeans to pasture grasses in any conditions. This year, we no-tilled a 15-way cover crop mix into sudangrass stubble in early August. The mix will be grazed into the winter by our beef cattle." 

Great Plains Turbo-Chisel® (TC5109) Photo from Robert S.

From Robert S. , Northwest Illinois:

Turbo-Chisel® (TC5109) Photo from Robert S.

"Great product!" | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

From Tommy W., North Texas:

"This has been one of the best things I've ever purchased! Great product!"

Brady P.  "...loves the ground he can cover..." | Great Plains 3S-3000HD Drill

From Brady P., Southern Illinois:

"My 16-year-old son loves the ground he can cover in a day with this Great Plains 3S-3000HD Drill."

YP-1625 Planter Photo from Ryan H.

From Ryan H., Eastern Iowa:

YP-1625 Planter Photo from Ryan H.

Jeremy T. | 2N-3010 Drill | " of the best decisions."

From Jeremy T., Southwest Missouri:

"We decided to purchase a new drill for 2016. We were not pleased with our 1590 John Deere no-tilling wheat into cornstalks. I knew we had to do something different, so we decided on the 2N-3010 Drill. I must say, the purchase of this drill was one of the best decisions I have made. The coulters cut through the residue and lightly till ahead of the openers."

From Tim S., Northwest Ohio:

"I have a Turbo-Max, a Turbo-Chisel, and a Great Plains Drill. I am getting ready to buy a Disc-O-Vator. I'm happy with every toy I have!"

Dan G. | Great Plains Ag 1006NT Drill

From Dan G., Western Alabama:

"This is the best way to plant for hunting. This drill has revolutionized being a gamekeeper. This drill is the most efficient way to plant. I love it!"

From Bill S., Southwest Nebraska:

This 15' Great Plains Native Grass Drill is being used on a grassland project in Nebraska. It is believed to be the largest conversion of irrigated crop land to native prairie in Nebraska history.

From James O., South-Central Kansas:

"We are farming about 50 acres with the drill. It can do 20 acres in a day, easy. It's never missed a lick. Very happy."

Micah R: "...good stand of forage in less-than-perfect conditions." | Great Plains 706NT Drill

From Micah R., Florida Panhandle:

"We are small livestock producers in the Florida Panhandle. The compact no-till drills empower us with the ability to be versatile in the implementation of forage applications for our livestock. We are mostly grass-fed animals and have to maintain forages year-round. Drills with the small seed attachment allow us to incorporate a variety of grains and legumes to ensure we meet the forage needs of our animals.

"Performance & reliability have surpassed our needs..."

From Greg W., Southern Illinois:

"Since the '50s, my father had always used a 10-foot John Deere Van Brunt grain drill when planting his 160-acre farm. When he retired and my brother and I took over winter wheat planting operations, we needed to upgrade our equipment. Great Plains had the right drill for the right price. We chose the 15-foot 1500 Grain Drill. Its performance and reliability have surpassed our needs, and we are looking at upgrading our seedbed equipment with Great Plains."

From Kevin H., Northern California:

"What a beautiful piece of equipment. The drill worked so well, and we are very pleased with it. Some of the best money ever spent."

From Sage E., Northeast Oregon:

"I bought my no-till drill to plant winter wheat into vetch refuse. I envisioned using it on about 100 acres a year, but I've been running that drill over our 1000 acres! Plus, the neighbors are having me seed some of their I'm in the market for a bigger drill."

From Steve R., Northwest Minnesota:

“The neighbor was using a new digger with a 4-bar drag, and it was bunching a lot, so we came over with the Disc-O-Vator to compare. We sized the stalks, and they flowed through with no bunching and left a very good seedbed in one pass. The field was non-chopped corn and had one pass with a LEMKEN tillage tool after harvest. We were very pleased with the Disc-O-Vator.”

From Hunter F., Western Wisconsin:

"The Great Plains Grain Drills are the best drills that we have ever used on our farm."

"...consistent results." | Great Plains 2N-2410 Drill

From Tyson D., Southern Ontario:

"I’m a cash crop farmer with my dad and brother in southern Ontario, Canada. This is our second season with our Great Plains drill. We love the heavy frame and parallel linkage on this drill, and find it easy to calibrate with consistent results."

New Great Plains Products in North Carolina

From Allen J. , North Carolina:

Allen J. shows off his new 1200 Drill and 1200 Model Turbo-Max®.

From Chance D., Central Washington:

"We have been seeding alfalfa and timothy with our 2000 Drill for years now. The accuracy, precision, and reliability we get out of our drills is second to none. We primarily use the small seeds bin for most of our seeding, due to the low rates needed for timothy. We have tried other brands that don't even come close to achieving the same results our 2000's have."

From Dan V., Eastern Wisconsin:

"It is a good drill that has been reliable in this year that we have had it. I don't know if I'll ever go to another drill again."

From Lanny D., Northwest Illinois:

"Just got this drill this spring. It worked good for seeding filter strips. Planning on drilling soybeans this spring. Should work good with Keeton seed firmers on each row."

From James T. , Alabama:

"Thank you very much for your help over the telephone. It is rare these days to get such good help from a manufacturer’s technical service department. I appreciate it."

"Did a great job." | Turbo-Till®

From John K., Central Nebraska:

"I just completed Turbo-Till for 2016. This dryland field averaged 150 bushels per acre in 2015 and 37 tons of manure was applied. The Turbo-Till did a great job on the residue and manure. You can see the field in the picture. The field across the fence is a neighbor's corn stubble. Getting rain today, so it will be wonderful planting conditions."

From Brett P., Southern Pennsylvania:

"When my father and I went looking for a no-till drill, there was no doubt what color green it was gonna be. We love the fact that you can calibrate it before you take it to the field and eliminate guessing how much seed per acre you are putting on. And the wear factor on the machine is much better than the rest!"