Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
now have a Truax No-Till Drill for rent!
drill has 3 seeding boxes available. It is recommended for use
in planting native grasses and forbs. It also has a box for
alfalfa, non-native grasses and small grains. The center box is
used for larger or fluffy seeds and has a picker wheel agitator
to help move seed through the box. It seeds best into well
prepared tilled ground, but has been used to seed into grass
fields that have been cut and sprayed or burned off.
is 14 feet and seeds a width of 8 feet with 8 inch row spacing.
The drill requires a tractor with a minimum of 50 HP and
hydraulic hookups. Pick up vehicle should be at least a ¾ ton
pickup truck with 2 inch receiver hitch.
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