The Spartanburg Soil and Water Conservation District has three pieces of agricultural equipment available for rent, a 5′ ATV Firminator, a 706NT Great Plains No-Till Drill, and a Haybuster 77C No-Till Drill.
Contact us today to reserve one of our machines for your next planting. Or for specific information, contact Henry Gramling in Inman about the Great Plains Drill at 864.809.3109 or Carolina Farm and Wildlife Supply in Pauline at 864.585.0935 for the Firminator or Haybuster.
Why No or Low Till?
Because of the moderate to rolling topography in Spartanburg County, the only way to plant without excessive soil erosion is through the use of the no-till planting method. A no-till drill works by placing seed directly into the ground in one pass, without prior soil preparation. This process saves fuel and eliminates exposing topsoil to wind and water erosion. Wildlife enthusiasts have also found the program to be very beneficial when establishing food plots along logging roads, transmission right-of-ways, and other open areas needing improvement.
The Spartanburg Soil and Water Conservation District invites you to participate in the effort to conserve our natural resources and aid in the prevention of soil loss here in our county by renting one of our no-till drills for your planting needs. $14 per acre or join us by becoming an Affiliate Member for a $2 per acre discount. Rent the Firminator for $165 for a weekend or $115 per day. Affiliate members receive special rates on the Firmaintor as well.
Benefits of No and Low Till Include:
- Less soil Erosion, Compaction, and Moisture Loss
- Conserve Our Natural Resources
- Plant Seed with one pass
- Save time and fuel
- Healthier Soil