The first prototype 30' grain drill
is built 1979 Company is relocated to Assaria, KS.
The chisel, disk, and sweep systems use relatively inexpensive tillage implements and a conventional grain drill
. The machinery complement for the no-till system includes a 10-foot no-till grain drill
which has a retail price of $13,000.
Grain farmers soon will be getting their grain drills
out for the spring planting of cereal grains.
If you put four bags of seed in the grain drill
, "plant" 10 acres, and find out the drill is still full because a drive chain broke, consider yourself lucky.
If you have never driven a tractor, never plowed, and never calibrated a grain drill
or corn planter, don't expect to harvest as much as the farmer who's been doing all that for 50 years.
A cutter, a grain drill
and a planter so old it has wooden wheels.
Their collection also includes discs, drags, Van Brunt grain drill
, hay loader, dump rake, potato digger, potato sorter, root cutter, grain fanning mills, seeders, a road grader, two wooden wheel wagons and a stump puller.
"At one time I owned a Case thresher," Sam says, "and it had the identical setup." He also sent a photo of an acremeter on an older Oliver grain drill
. "Most I've seen were very similar to this," he says.
An 1882 Wayne catalog lists the company's products as the Richmond Champion grain drill
, the Richmond broadcast seeder, the Champion 1-row corn drill, the Indiana walking cultivator, the Richmond Royce self-rake reaper, the improved Richmond mower and Moon's patent lever fodder-cutting box.
Others believe it to be an acre counter off a grain drill
. We have no way of determining which it is, but clearly it is a tally device.
The poster, which was lithographed onto celluloid rather than paper, shows a Hoosier grain drill
issued by the Hoosier Grain Drill
Co., Richmond, Indiana.
The company was created through the merger of seven local grain drill