• Great Plains 3P500 5' Mounted Min-Till Compact Drill

3P500, 3P500V, & 3P600

Great Plains 3P500 5' Mounted Min-Till Compact Drill

Model Numbers

3P500, 3P500V, 3P600

Product Description

5' & 6' Mounted Min-Till Compact Drills

Designed for tight areas where big drills simply don’t fit, these 5' (1.52m) and 6' (1.83m) Min-Till Drills from Great Plains are ideal for seeding food plots, orchards, and vineyards. Offered with ground-driven meters, they are excellent for seeding into both fully prepared seedbeds or minimum tillage plots.

The 3P500 and 3P600 feature 4-speed gearboxes for fast seed rate changes. Seed box capacity ranges from 8.5 bushel to 12 bushel (300-423L), depending on model. By adding an optional small seeds box to the 3P500 or 3P600 models, two different seeds can be planted at the same time.

All models are equipped with rugged 00 Series Openers, which provide accurate and consistent seed placement. 00 Openers have 7" (18cm) of stagger, allowing residue to easily flow through the unit. Inside the opener, the full length seed tube gently guides the seed all the way to the bottom of the trench while the seed flap ensures the seed stays in place, eliminating the “seed bounce” experienced with competitive drills. The trailing press wheels maintain proper opener depth, close the seed trench, and firm the seed into the soil. T-handles quickly adjust the press wheels and allow for small incremental changes in planting depth.

Other features found on these models include a highly visible seed level indicator, reliably accurate fluted feed cups, and V-bottom inserts in the bottom of the seed box that enhance seed flow to the meters. Seed calibration is easy with the convenient calibration crank, and watertight lids stay open for easy filling, while splash guards on the small seeds box prevent seed loss.

Product Features

Category I & II Hitch

Offers easy 3-point mounting on various types of tractors.

4-SPEED GEARBOX

Changing seed rates is quick and effortless with these permanently lubricated, sealed gearboxes.

T-Handle Opener Depth Adjustment

Provides 18 different positions for accurate depth control.

Heavy-Duty Coil Springs

Offer a range of 90 to 180 lbs. of consistent down pressure on openers.

Fluted Seed Cups

With powdered metal flutes, these 1¾" seed cups deliver outstanding accuracy.

Product Specifications

MODEL INFO

5' Mounted

5' Mounted 6' Mounted

MODELS

3P500

3P500V 3P600

PRIMARY DESIGN

Min-Till

ROW SPACINGS

6" (15.24 cm)

7.5" (19.05 cm)

6" (15.24 cm)

7.25" (18 cm)

7.5" (19.05 cm)

6" (15.24 cm)

7.5" (19.05 cm)

NUMBER OF OPENERS

9 - 6" spacing

7 - 7.5" spacing

9 - 6" spacing

8 - 7.25" spacing

7 - 7.5" spacing

11 - 6" spacing

9 - 7.5" spacing

TIRE SIZE

5.70Lx8

5.70Lx8 5.70Lx8

Hp REQUIREMENTS (min)

35+

35+ 40+

WEIGHT (Approx.)

1,170 - 2,040 lbs* (531 - 925 kg)

1,100 - 1,810 lbs* (499 - 821 kg) 1,466 - 2,390 lbs* (665 - 1,048 kg)

DIMENSIONS

WORKING WIDTH

52.5" (1.33 m)

52.5" - 58"(1.33 - 1.4 m) 67.5" (1.71 m)

WIDTH

59.3" (1.5 m)

58" (1.47 m) 74.1" (1.9 m)

LENGTH (transport)

57" (145 cm)

57" (145 cm) 57" (145 cm)

CLEARANCE (transport)

Varies by Tractor

HEIGHT (transport)

Varies by Tractor

OPENER INFO

OPENER SERIES

00 Series

00 Series 00 Series

OPENER TRAVEL

6.5" (16.51 cm)

6.5" (16.51 cm) 6.5" (16.51 cm)

OPENER DEPTH RANGE

0-3.5" (0-8.89 cm)

0-3.5" (0-8.89 cm) 0-3.5" (0-8.89 cm)

OPENER DOWN PRESSURE

90-180 lbs (40.82-81.64 kg)

90-180 lbs (40.82-81.64 kg) 90-180 lbs (40.82-81.64 kg)

COULTER

N/A

N/A N/A

COULTER PRE-LOAD

N/A

N/A N/A

CAPACITIES

MAIN BOX CAPACITY

10 bu.
(352L)

8.5 bu.
(300L)
12 bu.
423L)

SMALL SEED BOX

1 bu.
(35L)

N/A

1 bu.
(35L)

NATIVE GRASS BOX

N/A

N/A N/A

FERTILIZER

N/A

N/A N/A

2ND MAIN BOX

N/A

N/A N/A

* Weights based on 7-1/2" row spacing with main seedbox only. Weights will vary with options.

Warranty PDF

Download the warranty here: GP_Warranty.pdf

Other Support Documents

Product Literature