New No-Till and Conventional-Till Drills Offered by Frontier Equipment

LENEXA, KS (May 18, 2007) - Adding to its growing line of seeding equipment, Frontier Equipment announces the addition of the new BD1307 No-Till Drill and the BD11 Series Grain Drills.

"The new drills will complement the extensive line-up of John Deere seeding equipment," says Mike Horrell, marketing manager, Frontier Equipment. "These economical drills will be offered exclusively by John Deere dealers and are designed to meet the needs of conventional and no-till producers throughout the U.S. and Canada."

The BD1307 No-Till Drill is an all-purpose seven foot drill that is adjustable for conventional, minimum, and no-till applications. With the tractor hydraulic controls, the operator can adjust the opener down pressure from 135-to 300-lbs. of pressure, depending on soil conditions in the field.

"This versatile drill has twelve offset dual-disk openers that are staggered to allow excellent residue and soil flow, explains Horrell. "It is designed with a 23.5-bushel, large-capacity dual seed box and infinitely-adjustable seed meters. Customers can order an optional swivel hitch for use on sidehills and rolling terrain."

Other features include cast iron seed boots, steel press wheels, a standard acremeter, and a spring-loaded drive wheel. This economically-priced drill also features an optional native grass kit and small grass seed box adding to its versatility.

The new BD11 Series Grain Drills, the BD1108, BD1110, and BD1113 are available in eight, ten, and thirteen foot sizes, respectively. They are conventional drills capable of seeding cereal grains, legumes, and forage crops.

"These drills will be manufactured with the John Deere brand in the traditional green and yellow colors," says Horrell. "They have been designed with staggered dual disk furrow openers on various spacings to match an operator's desired residue flow."

A heavy duty steel platform allows easy access to the high-capacity seed and fertilizer boxes and aluminum or cast iron seed boots are available depending on field conditions. The opener down pressure can be set to a maximum of 124 pounds and depth-gauging press wheels are staggered for improved residue flow.

"We also offer a grass seed box as optional equipment," explains Horrell. "Transport lights, SMV, and safety tow chain are all standard equipment."

The new no-till and conventional-till drills can be ordered from your local John Deere dealer now for delivery August 2007. For more information visit our Web site at or contact your local John Deere dealer.

Frontier Equipment is a select line of reliable farm, commercial, and consumer equipment, complementary to John Deere products, sold exclusively by John Deere dealers to provide customers one-stop shopping for all their equipment, parts, and service needs.

For More Information, Contact:
Barry E. Nelson
11145 Thompson Avenue
Lenexa, KS 66219-2302
Ph: 913-310-8324
Fax: 913-310-8394
E-mail: [email protected]

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