• 3P500 Compact Drills

3P500 & 3P500V Compact Drills

3P500 Compact Drills

Available Models

3P500, 3P500V

Description

The 3P500 5' 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.

 

Features and Benefits

FEATURES BENEFITS
Category I & II hitch Easy 3-point mounting on various types of tractors.
Choice of 2x13 Single Press Wheels or 3x13 Center Rib Press Wheels Press wheel options allow tailoring to various soil conditions.
2 bu/ft. Box Capacity Larger box reduces downtime / more acres per fill.
1 3/4" Fluted Seed Cups with Powdered metal flutes Delivers outstanding accuracy.
4 Speed Gearbox for various seed Rates Makes seed rates changes quick and painless.
Heavy Duty Coil Springs for down pressure on press wheels Gives you the range from 90 to 180 lbs. of consistent down pressure.
T-Handle Opener Depth Adjustment Provides 18 different positions for accurate depth.
3P500V: Narrow row spacing & low profile box Ideal for orchards & vineyards

 

Download Features and Benefits

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Download Specifications

Download the Product Specifications here:  313-517s.pdf

Operator's Manual

Download a PDF of the Operator's Manual here:  313-517m.pdf

Parts Manual

Download the Parts Manual here:  313-517p.pdf

Download Accessory Manuals

The following accessory manuals are available for download:

Download Complete Warranty

Download the full Product Warranty here:  313-517w.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions About This Product

Why will my drill not plant?
Answer

The seed box is most likely not level. Level the drill in planting position.

Why are my coulters not going in the ground?
Answer

Level drill in planting position.

Add weight Bracket option & add customer supplied weights.

Adjust frame height so coulters are ½” to 1” deeper than desired seeding depth.

What is the maximum transport speed?
Answer

The Operator’s Manual states 20 MPH Max.

What is my seed rate setting for my Compact Drill?
Answer

Refer to the Operator’s Manual (manual can be found on Related Pages link below) for seed charts and for step by set calibration.

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What coulter do I want to order?
Answer

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?
Answer

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?
Answer

Using T handle above press wheels adjust seed depth. Forward is deeper, rearward is shallower seed depth.

Do I need to add weight?
Answer

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?
Answer

No, load seed at field only.

Can I add seed boxes to my drill later on?
Answer

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.

Product Literature

Download product literature here:  lit_3p500.pdf