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.


"Nice drill. Well-built."

From Brad S., Northeast Ohio:

"Nice drill. Well-built."

From Ed B., Southwest Indiana:

"We recently bought a Turbo-Max and can not wait to get it in the field and show it off!"

From David W., Western Missouri:

"I bought a new Turbo-Till a few years back, which I liked very much. It was traded in on the Turbo-Max, which I love."

From Jacen J., Southern Oregon:

"Both products I bought are great. Had a few problems with bearings on the disk harrow, but I received great product support, warranty, and I was up and going in a timely manner. I will definitely buy Great Plains again."

From Reggie R., Western Ohio:

"Pulls very well while leaving a very level job behind the chisel. The machine is holding up very well."

From Andy P., Central Michigan:

"Works great for seeding small pastures."

From Claude G., Eastern Canada:

"Very good machine."

" problems." | 1006NT Drill

From Peter H., Northeast New York:

"The Clinton County Soil & Water Conservation District purchased this drill three years ago, and it has seeded down over 1800 acres with no problems. Our county farms are very happy to have access to such a nice piece of equipment."

"Built strong." | Great Plains 1205NT Drill

From Jessie G., Northwest Florida:

"Bought this drill new and still going strong at 6,000 acres. I would recommend Great Plains drills to anyone. Great product and built strong."

"...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 Steve C., Northern Texas:

"Good products."

From Jack A., North Carolina:

"Was well-pleased with operation of the drill. Much better result than former drill. Like the ease of mounting and setup."

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 Jon P., Southwest Iowa:

"I purchased my drill for seeding cover crops and soybeans three seasons ago. I have seeded over 1,000 acres with no problems and excellent results. No-tilling cereal rye into 200-bushel corn stubble, directly behind the combine, has worked great. Has never plugged."

Another Delighted Customer

From Andy H., Central Virginia:

Here's Andy H. from Virginia with his 1800 Turbo-Max®!

"Great, reliable drill."

From Brent H., Central Texas:

"Great, reliable drill. Has worked great for our farm! Third GP drill we've owned."

"Starting early!"

From Michael B., Central Oklahoma:

"Starting early!"

"I loved using this drill."

From Terry O., North Texas:

"I loved using this drill. It was very accurate, and I didn't have any extra or too much seed left after the work was done. I let a neighbor use it, and he was more than pleased with the stand of alfalfa he had."

From Jimmie M., Eastern Virginia:

"WARNING! We're gonna brag just a little bit here on twin-row corn!

We just finished picking the best corn crop we’ve ever raised.

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."