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New tillage, fertilizer, planting equipment from Great Plains ManufacturingNew tillage, fertilizer, planting equipment from Great Plains Manufacturing

Folding Sub-SoilerNutri-Pro applicatorYield-Pro plantersRow-Pro

Karen McMahon 2

November 9, 2010

1 Min Read

Great Plains displayed several new pieces of equipment at the fall farm shows.

Folding Sub-Soiler

The new folding in-line Sub-Soilers are designed to cut through a compacted soil and create a soil structure that provides better moisture retention and root growth. The Sub-Soilers are equipped with either a ¾-in. shank with a 10-in. no-till point for minimal surface disturbance or a 1¼-in. straight-leg shank that creates more surface disturbance. The SS1800 is 20 ft. wide and folds to 13 ft. 1 in. The SS2200 is 25 ft. wide and folds to 15 ft. 5 in. This model will handle 500-hp tractors. Price for the SS1800 is $30,000.

Nutri-Pro applicator

A new fertilizer bar called the Nutri-Pro is equipped with a leading coulter followed by an anhydrous knife, a single 20-in. Vantage I liquid coulter, or a double row-cleaner three-coulter system. A closing sealer is also available to seal an anhydrous trench. Nutri-Pro is available in 30- and 40-ft. widths, which close to 17 ft. 4 in. for transport. Prices start at $30,000.

Yield-Pro planters

The new YP-30 and YP-40 Yield-Pro planters offer growers great flexibility in planting options. The heavy-duty planters are available with a choice of three openers and eight different row spacings. The planter also may be equipped with a fertilizer cart. Prices for the versatile planters start at $110,000.


Growers can add the new Row-Pro system to the Great Plains 25 series row units and IntelliAg control system. Row-Pro keeps the proper down pressure on a row unit and keeps sidewall compaction to a minimum. Pneumatic cylinders are used to maintain the pressure. Price: $750/row unit.

For more information, call Great Plains Manufacturing at 785/823-3276, or visit www.greatplainsmfg.com.

About the Author(s)

Karen McMahon 2


Karen McMahon has been editor of Farm Industry News since 2000. She joined the staff in 1998 as senior editor and previously worked on the company’s National Hog Farmer magazine.

Karen grew up on a crop and livestock farm outside of LeMars, IA, and earned her journalism degree from South Dakota State University. After college, she worked on the local newspaper as farm editor and later started writing for various livestock and crop magazines.

She has written extensively about trends and technology related to corn and soybean production, the equipment needed for row-crop farming, and livestock production.   

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