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 Kolby T., Ohio:

"We bought our 1006NT new in 2013. It is now 2019 and it still plants like the day we first used it! Every year we have planted 200+ acres with it and have had very minimal issues. After several years of use, we are replacing the no-till coulters that have held up very well. Great Plains is a great company to work with and we will certainly do business with them in the future!"

From Mark O., Nebraska:

"Our Great Plains disk harrow is the most reliable heavy-duty disk we've ever had."

From Alex M., Massachusetts:

"I really enjoy being able to establish strong cover crops stands, while eliminating tillage mid-late season. Looking forward to planting some grain crops with the drill as well."

From Todd G., South Dakota:

"We have a Great Plains 30 ft. Multi-Flex drill. Good ol' drill."

From Sheldon H., South Dakota:

"We have used a Great Plains drill for years renting from the local conservation office and decided to buy our own this year. We plant lots of alfalfa and grasses for our commercial small square bale business, as well as winter wheat. We used our drill this spring to plant Teff grass and had great results. With our exceptionally wet spring, there are lots of unplanted acres that will be going into cover crops, and I will be doing some custom work with the drill. Looking forward to years of use!

From Carl S., Maine:

"This is our first Great Plains drill, and we love it. We are already looking at more Great Plains products."

From Wyatt K., Kentucky:

"My experience with Great Plains has been amazing. Thanks to their great customer support and parts service! I don’t believe I could get my crop in the ground without my Great Plains no-till drill!"

From Carter B., New York:

"This is the best sowing machine I have ever had. I can easily pull it with my New Holland T5. I love the capacity. I would definitely suggest this product."

From Craig P., Idaho:

"We chose delivery on our brand new Great Plains drill. It arrived on July 23, 2018, and the rest is history. Once it arrived, I absolutely could not wait to get this drill out into the fields for fall seeding. We seeded some alfalfa just to see what it really could do compared to our old John Deere box drill. It's pretty safe to say that this was a wise investment for our operation. We now have a consistent seed depth each and every single pass, as well as being able to stay in the field longer because of the larger seed box capacity."

From Brad A., Virginia:

"I grew up using Great Plains drills and we are still using Great Plains today. You can't beat a fool-proof, simple design. These drills work! Our 2410 has been good to us and we are proud to run Great Plains for both our tillage (Turbo-Chopper) and for our grain drill."

From Golden, B., Utah:

"The 1300 plants so effortlessly! It leaves the ground so smooth. Great price for the product!"

From Justin P., Illinois:

"When my neighbors ask me how I like these planters, I usually smirk and tell them the grass isn’t the only thing greener over here. I then go on to tell them how much I like them...and I apologize for sounding like a salesman. Having a decades experience with these planters, they are well-built bars with unique attributes that fit our operation great. These units don’t skip a beat — very versatile just like the Air-Pro meter. Very satisfied!"

From Frans, P., Canada:

"We are very happy with both of our seeders!"

From Aaron G., Wisconsin:

"This is our 1006NT drill, used on our small family dairy farm. I recently took on a new responsibility of planting our cover crops. This year, we planted oats, rye, and field radishes after harvesting corn silage. The convenience of setting planting rates and planting depth made it very comfortable for my first planting experience. The reliability of the drill allowed me to focus on planting and not worry about breakdowns. Overall, the 1006NT has been a very valuable upgrade on the family farm."

From Cole P., North Central Colorado:

"We are a land management company serving Northern Colorado. Over the last few years, we have gotten into the seeding and reclamation industry to include pasture seeding and renovations, primary seeding on commercial landscaping jobs, roadside seeding, and erosion control. We started out with a Land Pride all-purpose seeder and had success with that, so this fall we purchased a new 3P606NT and couldn't be happier. It is very well constructed with thick steel and gussets to strengthen the parts.

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."

"...built well & seed depth is perfect." | 1006NT Drill

From Michael S., Northwest Washington:

"Just purchased this 1006NT drill a couple months ago. I am drilling orchard grass into a four year-old existing stand of alfalfa. This drill is built well and seed depth is perfect. I am using GPS as my guidance and rows are perfectly straight. Using this no-till drill saves me a lot of time and fuel reseeding fields."

From Ron K., Eastern Pennsylvania:

"WORKS GREAT! Used a Salford prior, but was not happy with the job it did. We rented a Turbo-Max for a trial comparison, and the Turbo-Max performed much better. It leveled the ground much better, it cut up the stalks much better, and we like to be able to angle the blades 6 degrees to close water ditches. We're very happy on our decision to buy the Turbo-Max!"

From Tony R., Northeast Georgia:

"Purchased a 1006NT. Love it so far. Does a great job."

"First time planter...beans shot right out of the ground!"

From Eustace W., Central Mississippi:

"First time planter...beans shot right out of the ground!"

From Allen P., Central Texas:

"This drill is a joy to plant with, and it is a wonderful piece of equipment. Thank you for this drill!"

Great Plains Ultra-Till®: "Unmatched productivity!"

From Geoff P., Southern Iowa:

"What a wonderful finishing tool! I don't think there is any other way to end up with a planting surface or seedbed this perfect. There is no better tool for putting in seeding, especially on HEL ground. We love this Ultra-Till. Speeds up to 12 mph, unmatched productivity.

"This photo (left) is prevented plant ground mowed down. Note the piles of weeds. It cut them off and spread them out evenly. There was wheat spread over the top before it was worked. Everything turned out great."

From Charlie K., Western Illinois:

"Our unit was purchased new in 1994. We put 10,000 acres on it through the fall of 2014. In this time, we lost field time by the failure of three bearings. We lost a total of just three hours downtime in 20 years. Our experience was such that we purchased another new unit, just like the original."

From David O., Northern Illinois:

"I think the Great Plains is the best planter on the market. I traded a John Deere 1770 planter for my Great Plains. No comparison, GP is better."