No-Till Seed Drill Rental

The Douglas County Conservation District rents out our Truax No-Till Seed Drill to landowners in Douglas County and Elbert County.

Truax drills are designed to plant grasses and legumes on a variety of site conditions.

We also sell native grass mixes and a good Dryland Pasture Mix available online at our Shop page.

Features:
  • Double disc furrow openers and depth bands optimize seed placement and seed-to-soil contact.
  • Multiple seed boxes give you the flexibility to seed native fluffy seeds, cool season species, small grains, legumes, and wildflowers.
  • Planting can be accomplished as no-till and inter-seeding in most conditions, from hard pastures and roadsides to crop residue and cover crops.
Cost:

The cost of rental is $150.00 base fee. This includes the first five acres drilled.

If one drills over 5 acres, there’s a per-acre free of $10 per acre up to 15 acres, in addition to the base fee. If one then drills over 15 acres, there’s a per-acre fee of $5 per acre additional. There is an acre meter on the drill.

A $250.00 refundable deposit will be held until the drill is returned in the condition it was rented in.

Requirements:

Colorado Drivers License, current auto insurance, and a minimum of a 3/4 ton pickup truck (for towing) and at least a 40 HP tractor (for seeding). Property must be within Douglas County or eastern Elbert County, Colorado. Dry soil conditions are a must as wet soil inhibits the seed from falling properly. The drill is towed via a pin hitch, be sure your ball comes off the hitch BEFORE you arrive for pick up. We have a blank hitch sleeve if you need it. Note the drill may be towed to your location, ask the District Manager about this possibility.

Download Seed Drill User's Guide

Please contact Heather to rent the seed drill at Heather@DouglasConserves.org. Navigate to our Shop page to see available seed mixes.

Download the Grass Seeding Guide.