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The Great Plains No-till Seed Drill is now available for rental through LCCD!

The Lake County Conservation District, in partnership with the Montana DNRC CARDD and the Mission Valley Pheasants Forever Chapter, has a Great Plains No-Till Seed Drill to rent to the community. From November to early May, the seed drill is housed at the LCCD office in Ronan. The Lake County Weed District houses and manages the rentals from early May to November.

The No-Till Seed Drill is 7′ wide and plants at 1 7.5-inch row spacing. On average, it can seed 3 acres per hour. It has both a large a small seed box to accommodate a wide variety of species. The No-Till Seed Drill is ideal for cover crops, forage/pasture plantings, wildlife and pollinator plantings, and inter-seeding. Additionally, Lake County Conservation District can assist with creating customized seed mixes and recommendations. You can find link to helpful documents and videos at the bottom of this page.

Rental Costs

$1,000 fully refundable security deposit -PLUS- whichever of the two scenarios below is greater:

1) First 32 hours (8 am on day 1 to 4 pm on day 2): $200
Each additional day: $100


2) If seeding greater than 20 acres: $10 per acre


The No-Till Seed Drill can be rented for a maximum of four consecutive days.

November to Early May

Reserve Online


Reserve via phone: (406) 676-2841 ext. 118
Reserve via email: 

Early May to November

Lake County Weed District: (406) 883-7330

Additional Resources

Full Great Plains 706NT Manual

Abbreviated No-till Drill Manual

No-till Drill Rate and Calibration Manual

Seed Mixes

LCCD No-till Drill Rental Agreement

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