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.


" the job it does." | Great Plains Turbo-Chisel®

James B., Southeast Minnesota

"I love the job that my Great Plains Turbo-Chisel does."

"...nice, even residue flow." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Patrick E., Southern Indiana

"Machine has nice, even residue flow."

"...I love it." | Great Plains Turbo-Till®

Brandon B., North Carolina

"I have been using the Turbo-Till for the past five years and I love it."

" our Turbo-Till." | Great Plains Turbo-Till®

Troy S., Western Illinois

"My son and I love our Great Plains Turbo-Till."

“If all is well with the roots, everything goes well,” says Pieter van de Merwe from Kriel in the Eastern Highveld region of South Africa. The main principle he pursues in planning his tillage practices and the acquisition of equipment to do the job is to create the best possible environment for the roots of his corn.

"Love the Turbo-Max." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Craig N., Eastern Iowa

“Love the Turbo-Max. I was able to work my stalks, plow down and lime in, then go right back in and apply my NH3. No plugging and everything runs smoothly!”

"...always dependable." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

David B., Central Virginia

“I am a dairy farmer in Virginia with my wife and family. We milk 110 dairy cows twice a day and I raise all the crops for the farm. We have three Great Plains implements that I use daily when it comes to the crop work. I love the quality of Great Plains. It is easy to work with and always dependable.” 

"Planting seeds for the future!" | Great Plains Ag 1006NT Drill

Tyson L., Central Virginia

"We are fifth generation farmers from Virginia, and we love our daddy's Great Plains No-Till Drill. It is well built, reliable, and accurate season after season. As our daddy says, 'We are planting seeds for the future!'"

 "Total confidence." | Great Plains 1206NT DRILL

Jason C., Central Wisconsin

"We have total confidence in the 1206NT Drill. We will no-till anything from alfalfa to soybeans to pasture grasses in any conditions. This year, we no-tilled a 15-way cover crop mix into sudangrass stubble in early August. The mix will be grazed into the winter by our beef cattle." 

Great Plains Turbo-Chisel® (TC5109) Photo from Robert S.

Robert S. , Northwest Illinois

Turbo-Chisel® (TC5109) Photo from Robert S.

"Great product!" | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Tommy W., North Texas

"This has been one of the best things I've ever purchased! Great product!"

Brady P.  "...loves the ground he can cover..." | Great Plains 3S-3000HD Drill

Brady P., Southern Illinois

"My 16-year-old son loves the ground he can cover in a day with this Great Plains 3S-3000HD Drill."

Jeremy T. | 2N-3010 Drill | " of the best decisions."

Jeremy T., Southwest Missouri

"We decided to purchase a new drill for 2016. We were not pleased with our 1590 John Deere no-tilling wheat into cornstalks. I knew we had to do something different, so we decided on the 2N-3010 Drill. I must say, the purchase of this drill was one of the best decisions I have made. The coulters cut through the residue and lightly till ahead of the openers."

Dan G. | Great Plains Ag 1006NT Drill

Dan G., Western Alabama

"This is the best way to plant for hunting. This drill has revolutionized being a gamekeeper. This drill is the most efficient way to plant. I love it!"

Micah R: "...good stand of forage in less-than-perfect conditions." | Great Plains 706NT Drill

Micah R., Florida Panhandle

"We are small livestock producers in the Florida Panhandle. The compact no-till drills empower us with the ability to be versatile in the implementation of forage applications for our livestock. We are mostly grass-fed animals and have to maintain forages year-round. Drills with the small seed attachment allow us to incorporate a variety of grains and legumes to ensure we meet the forage needs of our animals.

"Performance & reliability have surpassed our needs..."

Greg W., Southern Illinois

"Since the '50s, my father had always used a 10-foot John Deere Van Brunt grain drill when planting his 160-acre farm. When he retired and my brother and I took over winter wheat planting operations, we needed to upgrade our equipment. Great Plains had the right drill for the right price. We chose the 15-foot 1500 Grain Drill. Its performance and reliability have surpassed our needs, and we are looking at upgrading our seedbed equipment with Great Plains."

Hunter F., Western Wisconsin

"The Great Plains Grain Drills are the best drills that we have ever used on our farm."

"...consistent results." | Great Plains 2N-2410 Drill

Tyson D., Southern Ontario

"I’m a cash crop farmer with my dad and brother in southern Ontario, Canada. This is our second season with our Great Plains drill. We love the heavy frame and parallel linkage on this drill, and find it easy to calibrate with consistent results."

New Great Plains Products in North Carolina

Allen J. , North Carolina

Allen J. shows off his new 1200 Drill and 1200 Model Turbo-Max®.

Chance D., Central Washington

"We have been seeding alfalfa and timothy with our 2000 Drill for years now. The accuracy, precision, and reliability we get out of our drills is second to none. We primarily use the small seeds bin for most of our seeding, due to the low rates needed for timothy. We have tried other brands that don't even come close to achieving the same results our 2000's have."

Dan V., Eastern Wisconsin

"It is a good drill that has been reliable in this year that we have had it. I don't know if I'll ever go to another drill again."

Lanny D., Northwest Illinois

"Just got this drill this spring. It worked good for seeding filter strips. Planning on drilling soybeans this spring. Should work good with Keeton seed firmers on each row."

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."

"Did a great job." | Turbo-Till®

John K., Central Nebraska

"I just completed Turbo-Till for 2016. This dryland field averaged 150 bushels per acre in 2015 and 37 tons of manure was applied. The Turbo-Till did a great job on the residue and manure. You can see the field in the picture. The field across the fence is a neighbor's corn stubble. Getting rain today, so it will be wonderful planting conditions."

Brett P., Southern Pennsylvania

"When my father and I went looking for a no-till drill, there was no doubt what color green it was gonna be. We love the fact that you can calibrate it before you take it to the field and eliminate guessing how much seed per acre you are putting on. And the wear factor on the machine is much better than the rest!"