Owning and operating Laux Farm Service has made Eric Laux a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to John Deere 750 no-till drills.
The New Madison, Ohio, no-tiller has owned 34 of these drills over the years. Last year, Laux owned 13 no-till drills, renting and leasing 15-foot and 30-foot drills to over 200 no-till clients in west central Ohio.
Laux earned his Certified Crop Advisor accreditation in February of 1996 and has expanded his 501 acre no-till farm and seed supplier business to include drying no-till wheat, custom no-till corn planting and leasing and renting no-till drills to local county co-ops as well as area farmers.
Since keeping the drills in peak shape directly effects his bottom line, Laux has seen just about everything that could go wrong with the drills. Although modesty keeps Laux from claiming to be an “expert,” his experience and knowledge is without question. He was the Ag Supplier No-Till Innovator Award winner at the 1999 National No-Till Conference.
During the conference, Laux shared ideas with fellow 750 no-till drill owners and offered a number of quick adjustments that you can make to your own 750 to ease the wear and tear and add years to its life.
Before any drill makes it to the field, make sure you’re properly prepared. As the ground warms, you have to know the conditions of your no-till fields.
“The main thing is to be prepared,” says Laux. “Make sure your drill is ready to go. You can’t wait…