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1-406-303-3427 contactmcd@macdnet.org General Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday — Friday

No-Till Drill and Hauling Trailer Available to Rent in Missoula County and Neighboring Counties

No-Till Drill Calibration and Cleaning Tutorial – Missoula Conservation District

For more information about the Missoula Conservation District or our Equipment Rental Program, visit us at missoulacd.org You can also contact us by emailing contactmcd@macdnet.org or calling (303) 829-3395 ext. 5

What can I use the no-till drill for?

The Truax Flex II-88 no-till drill may be used for a variety of applications:

  • Cover crops
  • Grass seed
  • Pasture/hayland renovation
  • Food plots
  • Grain crops
  • Addressing problem areas in a field
  • Seeding restoration sites (e.g., streambank restoration)

How much does it cost to rent the drill?

Missoula Conservation District rents our no-till drill to the public at the cost of $150/day for same day pickup/drop-off. Each additional day costs $150. Payments are to be made to Larry’s Trailers, Tractors & More at time of pickup, where the drill is housed.

Please note that a $500 security deposit via check or credit card is required at the time of pickup.  The deposit will be returned to the renter or credited toward the rental fee if loss or damages do not occur.

How do I reserve the no-till drill?

Call (406) 303-3427 or email Missoula Conservation District to make a reservation. We recommend planning ahead, but recognize that weather and plans can change. There is no fee for cancellation or rescheduling.

What do I need to know before using the drill?

The no-till drill can seed approximately 6 to 8 acres per day. The minimum tractor size needed is 30 horsepower; hydraulic ports are needed.

Fertilizer cannot run through this no-till drill, as it corrodes the discs, depth bands, and other inner parts of the drill. If you are planning to use fertilizer, please apply your own prior to renting the no-till drill.

Want to learn more about this no-till drill? Review the full manual on the Truax Company website or review only the operational section of the manual here.

Where do I pick it up?

The no-till drill and trailer are housed at Larry’s Tractors, Trailers, & More in Missoula located at 6390 U.S. Highway 10 W, near the airport. Upon your first rental, please remember to fill out the district’s rental agreement contract, which Larry’s staff will provide you.

Larry’s Tractors, Trailers, & More

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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