Equipment Deals A Sideline At National No-Tillage Conference

Attendees come to learn better no-tilling methods, but they’re also ready to improve their operations through equipment transactions.

No one keeps track of all the farm equipment that changes hands at the annual National No-Tillage Conference.

But given the number of postings on the “For Sale” and “Wanted” boards and the crowds gathered around them during breaks between learning sessions, it’s safe to say that more than a few no-tillers are looking forward to spring and the chance to try their new gear.


The equipment boards have become a conference tradition, making wheeling and dealing a part of the hustle and bustle.

This year’s event, held the first week of January in Des Moines, Iowa, was no different, but of course not everything posted was bought or sold.

We brought the remaining postings back to the office so we could give you a chance to join the action.

For Sale

  • Rear trailer hitch for Kinze 3600 Series planter. Selling for $500 or best offer. $850 when new. Phone (765) 525-6266. Located in southcentral Indiana.
  • 12-row, 30-inch strip-till bar. Can be used with dry box. Les Seiler, Fayette, Ohio. (419-335) 9425 (home) or (419) 572-4821 (cell).


  • 60-foot Fast sprayer, with foamer. Three-point hitch, 110-degree tips, 30-inch spacing. $3,500. Please call (715) 834-5461. Eau Claire, Wis.
  • 1997 Kinze 2000 no-till planter with Dawn trash wheels. Six-row, 30-inch for no-tilling, dry fertilization, insecticides. (608) 786-1393 (home) or (608) 386-4550 (cell).
  • Twelve Maverick 2984 Series openers from Yetter. Call (712) 786-1416.
  • New Holland TR85 combine with grain head, 3208 Caterpillar engine, chopper and spreader. Hydrostatic. Only 2,000 hours of operation. $5,900…
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