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Old 12-16-2006, 11:50 AM
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Default No-Till Drill for use with an ATV?

This fall we purchased an ATV. Had to choose between that and a tractor, couldn't afford both. It's not just for food-plotting, as we have a business where we are using it a lot. However, I did purchase it keeping food-plotting, mowing, etc. in mind. We got a Suzuki Vinson 500. My question is, do they make a no-till drill that can be used with an ATV?

Most of my area to be planted with plots is on the side of a hill, and there is no way I'm discing that hill, erosion would be horrendous. I know, because I live on a similiar hill nearby and we had a heck of a time getting grass established in our yard. No-till is really the only option for me. I would like to plant corn, sunflowers, sorghum and several pea varieties with the drill.

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Old 12-16-2006, 12:25 PM
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Kasco has a no-till drill for atv's. I believe they have more than one model of no-till drills for your atv. Website is www.kascomfg.com. It is a pull-type called the Versa-drill. Handles seeds from alfalfa, clover, turnips, rye to sunflowers,soybeans, corn, and lablab.
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:43 PM
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Check this one out.

Dew Drop Drill

http://www.dewdropdrill.com/
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:07 PM
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Jamar, do you know which of those drills is meant for use with the ATV, and any idea on cost?

pharmer, the Dew Drop Drill looks like a pretty sweet package. Do you have personal experience with it? Any idea on cost?

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:10 PM
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Here is another one made by Sukup. I don't know anything about it I just know they make it.

http://www.sukup.com/food_plot.htm

To the best of my knowledge I believe this one and the other two listed are the only ATV no till drills.

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Old 12-17-2006, 12:42 PM
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Will these drills work in very rocky soil?? I like the concept but think we have too many rocks at our place in NE PA!!
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:51 PM
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The 4-foot Versa-Drill by Kasco is meant to be used with an atv. I got these prices from a kasco distributor. The website is www.edneyco.com

ATV Pull-Type Models

48'' ATV Pull-Type Drill - 4 Rows (10'' spacing) - $US6095.00
48'' ATV Pull-Type Drill - 5 Rows (9'' spacing) - $US6715.00

3-Point Hitch Models (Cat.I)
48'' 3-Point No-Till Drill - 4 Rows (10'' spacing) - $US4865.00
48'' 3-Point No-Till Drill - 5 Rows (9'' spacing) - $US5490.00
72'' 3-Point No-Till Drill - 9 Rows (8'' spacing) - $US8505.00

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Overall Unit Features:

Pull-type and 3-pt. Drills available
Call or email for more detailed pricing and availability
Model widths from 48" - 72''
Row numbers from 4-9, respectively
Row Spacing from 6 in. - 10 in. respectively
Electric Winch Lift System on ATV Models
Less seed waste and better germination
Rugged design durable enough for use in no-till conditions
All ground-engaging components are rolling: no shanks to drag trash
Unique Seed Metering System allows a SINGLE seed box to handle a wide variety of seed types and sizes
Better seed placement than scattering with a drop seeder
Optional Attachments:

Coil Tine Harrows (one & two bar)
Agitators for Standard 48- and 72'' Seedboxes
Legume Box (for planting different seed sizes at the same time)
Herd ATV Fertilizer Spreader with Rheostat Speed Control
Seed Tube Plugs
Drive Wheels for 72'' Drills (for very rough conditions)
Mud Scrapers for 48- and 72'' Cultipacker Wheels
3-Speed Gearbox


........ I hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Thumbs up ATV drill

Been useing the Dew drop drill about 3 seasons, and plant every thing from native grasses, yard grass, food plot mixes, P.F. mixes and just about any thing I want to throw in it. They are not cheap ($6500.00) but well worth it, it is going to last for ever.. The neet thing is it plants a 3foot wide path with no rows, just a solid path, no room for weeds, and no rows for varmits to chase birds. If your planting corn it won't be in row, but deer don't give ahoot. I just hook on to it, no wiring, just go. Got 2 seed boxes and a bunch of differant settings. Kasco good unit but to much thinking and can't seed 2 differant type of seed at the same time and rows to wide for good cover some mixes. Sukup to tall and top heavy. Plot master just a toy. They do have an attachment for rocky ground too. Thats my 2cents, I wouldn't give it up.

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That is about what I remember thr price for the Dew Drop. Talked to them, quality people from my home state- I just couldn't swing the price. Everyone I have talked to with an ATV unit has said- "no regrets". I'll have to make things work with broadcasting until I can find a used drill I can afford.
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Thinking about getting an ATV drill and the ones mentioned here are very good but very expensive. Does anyone know if this unit has any merit? http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FclDMgodOw8Agg
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