Service FAQs

Service FAQs for Compact Drills

The following are some of the questions most frequently asked by Land Pride customers in the Compact Drills category.

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?
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 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.