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.

 

Rodney Wilson & Brad Beutke, Clinton, IL

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John G., Central Alabama

"Great piece of equipment. It was ready to work straight out of the box. Required little to no adjustments. We planted 150 acres the first week it arrived."

Timothy F., Eastern Texas

"I used it for the first time for fall planting of oats. I had some problems initially, but with the help of my dealer and your representative for our area, the problems were resolved. For my first time, I thought I had an above average stand of oats."

"Great Plains all the way!" | Great Plains 1500 Drill

Gerald R. , North Carolina

"I absolutely love this drill. I have had other brands in the past, and this one is so much better than all of the others. Never buying another brand drill. Great Plains all the way!"

A Satisfied Drill Customer | Great Plains 3S-4000HD & 3S-4000HDF Drills

Barry M., North Central Kansas

Barry M. with his 3S-4000HD Drill in North Central Kansas.

"...leaves a perfect seedbed." | Great Plains Turbo-Max®

Trey W., North Carolina

"I absolutely love my new Turbo-Max. It is truly a one pass tillage tool that leaves a perfect seedbeed to plant in. With the new Turbo-Seeder to simplify my fall cover crop routine, we will be even more efficient in the years to come."

"Good Disk." | Great Plains Disk Harrow

Raylen P. , Eastern Kansas

"Good disk for working up corn stalks."

"...love 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."

"...love 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!'"

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

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."

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!"

Tony R., Northeast Georgia

"Purchased a 1006NT. Love it so far. Does a great job."

Warren Darling and his Centurion

Warren Darling, Timaru, New Zealand

In January this year Warren and Joy Darling from Timaru in New Zealand harvested 13.8 tonnes per hectare of barley off an irrigated 11.6ha block at their 450-hectare Poplar Grove Farm to smash the Guinness World Record for the highest barley yield – a record that had stood at 12.2 tonnes for some 25 years. The new world record was confirmed by Guinness World Records on April 15th.

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!"

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."

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."