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.

 

"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."

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!"

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.

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."

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