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EQUIPMENT RENTAL

The Scott SWCD has agricultural equipment available for rent. The SWCD makes this equipment available so farmers can try out different conservation farming techniques without having to invest in expensive equipment.  Because of the rental program, farmers in Scott County, Minnesota are able to do more to conserve their soil and water resources.
 

Brillion Sure Stand Seeder

The Brillion drill is very useful in seeding filter strips, lawns, CRP fields and waterways. 

Planting width: 10 feet
Row Width: Broadcast
Equipment Required: 50HP Tractor with hydraulics
Grain Box: Suitable for large seeded grasses
Legume Box: For seeding small seeds (legumes, small grass seeds like switchgrass)

John Deere 1590 No-Till Drill

This drill is equipped for soybeans and small grain, with a grass seed attachment to interseed alfalfa or renovate pastures.  The most common practice of no-till has been solid seeding soybeans or sorghum into corn residue.

 

Planting width: 15 feet
Row Width: 7.5 inches
Equipment Required: 100 HP Tractor with hydraulics
Grain Box: Used for seeding soybeans, small grains
Legume Box: Suited for seeding alfalfa or renovating pastures
Castor Wheel: Allows drill to take tighter corners

Great Plains 1006 NT No-Till Drill

This drill is equipped for seeding native grasses, small grain, grass and legume.  The drill is also very useful in renovating pastures and seeding waterways and filter strips.

 

Planting width: 10 feet
Row Width: 7.5 inches
Equipment Required: 75 HP Tractor with hydraulics
Native Grass Box: For seeding large native prairie grass seeds
Grain Box: Suitable for small grain seeds (such as oats)
Legume Box: For seeding small seeds (legumes or small grass seeds like switchgrass)

Cover Crop Inter-Seeder

The Inter-Seeder can plant cover crop seed into standing crops, leaving more time for growth before the fall frost.

Planting width: 6 rows
Row Width: 30 inches
Equipment Required: 100 HP Tractor with hydraulics
Grain Box: For inter-seeding cover crops

Finn Krimper

The Krimper is ideal for seeding projects that require the use of straw or hay mulch to protect the seed and help it grow while retaining moisture.

Hand Seeders

The hand seeders for are great for small native grass seedings, dormant broadcast seedings, or for seeding grass on bare patches in your lawn.  These hand seeders work great for plantings that are two acres or less.

Red Hand Seeder

The red hand seeder works for seeding small areas of cool season grasses. It utilizes a mechanical handle.

Loppers and Saws

The loppers and saws are available to be used for removing buckthorn and other invasive species that out-compete beneficial native plants.

Weed Wrench

The weed wrenches are for the removal of buckthorn at its roots. The wrench will allow for entire stump removal of buckthorn and any other invasive species

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Rental Rates

  • SEEDERS & DRILLS: Rental rates for the seeders and drills are $8 an acre; plus a non-refundable drop charge of $120 is required. This drop-charge covers the first 15 acres of use. In addition, a $50 refundable security deposit is also required and will be returned when the equipment is returned without damage.

  • FINN KRIMPER: The rental fee for the Finn Krimper is a single-use charge of $75, plus the $50 refundable security deposit

  • LOPPERS & SAWS: The loppers and saws require a $25 deposit and the hand seeders require a $50 deposit.

  • WEED WRENCHES: The weed wrenches require a $50 deposit which will be refunded when the equipment is returned without damage. 

 

For more information or to be added to the equipment rental schedule, call us at 952-492-5425.

 

SCOTT

SWCD

Soil & Water Conservation District