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 Hubert K., Alabama:

"I haven't used it yet, but I am excited to use it. If it operates as good as it looks, should be a great fit for our operation."

From Craig N., Iowa:

"Our 2400 Turbo-Max® is a great product and is well built!"

From Dennis S., Southeastern Nebraska:

"Our 1006NT has allowed us to start a business drilling CRP and native grasses."

From Frank M. , Northeastern Massachusetts:

"We love our Great Plains No-Till Drill. It has performed awesome and been quite versatile in all conditions from prepared seedbed to no-till in sod."

From Eric M., Northeastern Oklahoma:

"When I bought this drill, I knew it would need some repair before planting. I was inspired to go beyond the repairs and actually restore the 1984 3PD12 drill. It took about two and a half months to finish. After months of reconditioning, we put it to the test to drill forage for our cattle. Still works great and looks great too!"

From Cliff M., Northern Maryland:

"This is my Grandfather running a Great Plains no-till drill for the first time."

From Thomas P., Eastern South Dakota:

"This is our 3rd Great Plains 20' drill. They plant really well in tough no-till conditions!"

"...maintenance is very easy..." | 3S-3000 Drill

From Cameron L., South Dakota:

"The maintenance is very easy to do on my Great Plains Drill. This means more time with it in the ground and less with it in the shop."

" great!" | Great Plains 1500 Drill

From Nick J., British Columbia, Canada:

"Our new 1500 Drill finishing up before a good rain. Our first piece of Great Plains equipment and it works great! Also have a CPH15 Coulter Cart for it, used for overseeding grass. The results have been impressive."

"...finest grain drill I have ever used." | Great Plains Ag 3S-3000 Drill

From Matt S., Eastern Idaho:

"I've tried many different brands and types of drills before purchasing my 3S-3000 four years ago. After 13,000 acres of malt barley planted, I can say it is the finest grain drill I have ever used. I'm a Great Plains customer for life because of this machine."

"...invaluable around the farm." | Great Plains 1006NT Drill

From Ian P., Western New York:

"We rent the drill out to farmers in the area and have had a number of positive reactions. Farmers who are starting to understand the benefits of no-till have been very happy with the results. The machine is easy to set up and invaluable around the farm!"

From Austin A., Eastern Indiana:

"We have used a Great Plains 1006NT No-Till Drill, and couldn't be more pleased with the results of how the fields turn out. We will definitely only be purchasing and using Great Plains equipment. Within the next few years, we will be purchasing a Great Plains Disk from the results our neighbor has with theirs. Thank you for your time and thank you for the great products you make."

Harald B. | Great Plains YP-1225A Planter

From Harald B., Manitoba:

Harald B. sent us this planter photo from Canada!

From Greg B., Southwest Montana:

"We recently purchased a drill and have had the Disc-O-Vator for a couple of seasons. Overall, very pleased with the way the products are built with some minor exceptions. Both have performed very well in our conditions and, with the addition of a coil packer, have produced excellent stands of barley, and alfalfa. We outfitted the drill with a liquid fertilizer system and love how easy it is to transport."

"Great products." | Great Plains YP-2425 Planter

From Jamie K., North Dakota:

"Definitely not just some shortline equipment builder. Great products. My twin-row planter has made it possible for me to plant wheat and seed soybeans between the rows."

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."