marliss no till drill?

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Does anyone have any experience with a Marliss no till drill? A fellow has a used 10' drill for sale locally. Wants $3k for it. Says it's in good condition, has been shed stored, bought it used, doesn't know the age, and used it last year on his pastures. Says it has dual boxes (one for legumes) and double coulter cut. Row spacing is 7 to 8". I've been looking for a drill for a while now and we don't get many used ones for sale around here. If I can find one reasonably priced, I would use it to overseed for my winter pastures. Also, does anyone have any idea if a New Holland TN70 4wd would pull a 10' drill ok? Trying to decide whether to go look at this one. Can't find much information about this drill on the internet.

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Keep in mind that a no-till drill weighs substantially more then a standard drill. My 50 hp tractor had no problems with 10 ' JD-VanBrunt but lugged down and had a hard go of it with a 10' no-till. The 75 hp tractor works great with the no-till but taking a deep bite in heavy sod it slows down too.
 

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skyline":34da80ac said:
Does anyone have any experience with a Marliss no till drill? A fellow has a used 10' drill for sale locally. Wants $3k for it. Says it's in good condition, has been shed stored, bought it used, doesn't know the age, and used it last year on his pastures. Says it has dual boxes (one for legumes) and double coulter cut. Row spacing is 7 to 8". I've been looking for a drill for a while now and we don't get many used ones for sale around here. If I can find one reasonably priced, I would use it to overseed for my winter pastures. Also, does anyone have any idea if a New Holland TN70 4wd would pull a 10' drill ok? Trying to decide whether to go look at this one. Can't find much information about this drill on the internet.

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Marliss is a pretty weak outfit coulters just slice and dice and make a mess
east Texas maybe this will help:
http://hmc.orbis.net.nz/users/reese/ree ... /home.html
or
http://www.tarversales.com/index_files/plantovator.htm
 

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4CTophand":33ebbv8l said:
skyline":33ebbv8l said:
Does anyone have any experience with a Marliss no till drill? A fellow has a used 10' drill for sale locally. Wants $3k for it. Says it's in good condition, has been shed stored, bought it used, doesn't know the age, and used it last year on his pastures. Says it has dual boxes (one for legumes) and double coulter cut. Row spacing is 7 to 8". I've been looking for a drill for a while now and we don't get many used ones for sale around here. If I can find one reasonably priced, I would use it to overseed for my winter pastures. Also, does anyone have any idea if a New Holland TN70 4wd would pull a 10' drill ok? Trying to decide whether to go look at this one. Can't find much information about this drill on the internet.

Thanks.
Marliss is a pretty weak outfit coulters just slice and dice and make a mess
east Texas maybe this will help:
http://hmc.orbis.net.nz/users/reese/ree ... /home.html
or
http://www.tarversales.com/index_files/plantovator.htm
The Plant-O-Vator is almost a remake of the old Pasture Dream which they quit building back in the early 60's or late 50's. Very good planters. I still use one today with a clover box attachment.
 

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Sounds like a good price if it's in decent shape. I've used a Marliss before and wasn't impressed, the whole drill is built light and it wasn't very user-friendly. Your tractor should pull it okay, but it will be borderline in heavy sod. If it serves your purpose and you don't mind the drawbacks, fine. But don't expect a $15k drill for $3k.
 
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Well, just my luck. I couldn't get up there till Saturday. Called on Saturday and left a message and he hasn't called me back yet. I reckon he sold it or reconsidered the price he quoted on the phone. I'll keep looking for a drill. I don't want to spend a bunch of money, but I feel like I need to be able to plant some cereal grains to be able to get some grazing in the fall. Haven't figured out how to get enough green stuff up to graze in the fall by broadcasting. Spring yes, but not fall.
 

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It is difficult to get fall grazing with overseeded grain that is broadcast. In the Southeast rygrass has to be planted early, around labor day to get a lot of fall forage. My best result have been from cultivated land and acombination of rye, ryegrass, and clover. Overseeded drilled oats may surprise you for fall production. Oats are more drought and heat tolerant than most people believe and can be planted earlier. Broadcast overseeded ryegrass in late october will not produce till spring but is about the only thing that will prouduce if broadcast on existing summer pasture, and the conditions have to be just right
 
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Douglas":2ap2v0xl said:
It is difficult to get fall grazing with overseeded grain. In the Southeast rygrass has to be planted early, around labor day to get a lot. My best result have been from cultivated land and acombinati0n of rye ryegrass and clover. Overseeded drilled oats may surprise you for fall production. Oats are more drought and heat tolerant than most people believe and can be planted earlier. Broadcast overseeded ryegrass in late october will not produce till spring.

That' exactly what I am finding out. I'd lke to be able to drill oats. I understand you can get fall and late winter grazing out of oats,if you get rain at the right times.
 
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Douglas":25btjhf1 said:
http://fairfield.osu.edu/ag/beef/beefDecr3.html
http://www.extension.org/pages/Late-Pla ... rt_on_Feed
http://fairfield.osu.edu/ag/graze/wntrgraz.htm

Look at the summer planted oats in Ohio.

I planted mine here in central nc the first of august and was happy with the results. I added a few cowspeas to add some nitrogen.

Wow! My cows would be in hog heaven in those oat fields. When they talk about flying in oats, they mean dropping them in an aerial application, right? I've been under the assumption that you cannot get a decent stand by overseeding oats by broadcasting. What am I missing here? They are getting great stands of oats by aerial application into standing corn crops.
 

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Yep using an airplane. Now they do seed heavier at 100 lbs. per acre than when you drill but the oats they are using is pretty cheep. My guess is that is does well because the corn is dying or dead, the ground between rows is clean with no grass or weeds and the land has left over fertilizer and is shaded a little which retains moisture.
 

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