The 3P500 & 3P500V 3-Point Min-Till drill is designed to get into places big drills simply can't; like wooded areas, orchards, and vineyards. These excel when seeding into fully prepared and minimum tillage plots. Add the optional small seeds box and plant two different seeds at the same time. The 3P500 is ground driven and features 4-speed gearboxes for fast seed rate changes. The rugged 00 Series openers provide accurate and consistent seed placement plus they offer 7" of stagger to allow redidue to easily flow under the unit. The 3P500V offers narrower spacing and a low profile box that is ideal for orchards and vineyards. (3P600 photo shown as reference.)
Adjust frame height so coulters are ½” to 1” deeper than desired seeding depth.
What is the maximum transport speed?
The Operator’s Manual states 20 MPH Max.
What is my seed rate setting for my Compact Drill?
Refer to the Operator’s Manual (manual can be found on Related Pages link below) for seed charts and for step by set calibration.
What coulter do I want to order?
The coulter chosen is determined by soil conditions and how much you want to disturb the soil in front of the opener. The 5/16” Fluted Blade offers low soil disturbance for pasture renovation. The 5/8” Turbo Blade provides maximum penetration and performance.
How large of a tractor do I need?
All compact drills need to stay in the HP range stated in the Operator's Manual (manual can be found on Related Products Page below). Lift capacity of the 3-point is critical on all 3-point drills.
How do I adjust Seed Depth?
Using T handle above press wheels adjust seed depth. Forward is deeper, rearward is shallower seed depth.
Do I need to add weight?
The drill can be ordered with the weight bracket, and then weight can be added as needed. Weight needed is typically 100# per foot.
Can I transport unit with seed in boxes?
No, load seed at field only.
Can I add seed boxes to my drill later on?
Yes, seed boxes can be added at a later date. Please note, there may be a longer lead time when ordering seed boxes separate from the unit, and there will be some parts not utilized from the kit.