Rental Equipment

PGSCD has been operating a rental equipment program since 1998 and was one of the first Districts in the State of Maryland to offer such a service. The program was initially designed to educate farmers on no-till practices. Farmers could rent our no-till planter and experiment with new planting techniques without having to invest large amounts of capitol on new equipment. The ultimate goal was to show the benefits of no-till farming and transition the farmer to no-till planting methods and the purchase of their own equipment. This was wildly successful.

Since then the program has been expanded to include several other conservation oriented pieces of equipment.  Most of the equipment is now tailored to the smaller farmer. Small farmers cannot always justify spending money on expensive equipment that is need for only a few acres and maybe only once a year. With our rental program they can easily afford to rent the equipment and keep up with modern conservation farming practices.

It’s important to understand that the District provides these pieces of equipment at a minimal cost. We charge just enough to maintain the equipment and maybe purchase a replacement. Most of the equipment was initially purchased using grants and we report back to those grantors the use and progress of our program.

For information on how to rent and scheduling of all our equipment contact Wade Hampton in our office.

Available Equipment

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No-Till Drill
Great Plains 10ft.

No-Till Drill

Used for seeding pasture, hay and various small grain crops.  60 HP tractors recommended, has a pin hitch and rear hydraulic hose connections.

$6/acre + $25/day

No-Till Drill
Great Plains 6 ft.

No-Till Drill

Used for seeding pasture, hay and various small grain crops. Small seed box for legumes.  40 HP tractors recommended, has a pin hitch and rear hydraulic hose connections.

$6/acre + $25/day

Pasture Aerator
8 ft.

Pasture Aerator

Used for aerating pastures and cropland. Tongue weight is very heavy and requires at least 90hp tractor to pull. Has a pin hitch and requires  rear hydraulic hose connections.

$6/acre + $25/day

Lime Spreader
5 ton

Lime Spreader

Requires at least 90hp tractor for weight. Unit has no surge brakes and therefore a larger tractor is required. This spreader is designed for spreading wet agricultural lime and is not to be used to spread any fertilizer.  Has a pin hitch and requires PTO only.

$6/acre + $25/day

Manure Spreader
175 bu.

Manure Spreader

Requires a 30 HP tractor with PTO. The spreader is capable of spreading all types of manure and compost. Loader needed to load spreader.



$75/day

Vicon Fertilizer Spreader 300 lb. load

Fertilizer Spreader

Requires a tractor with 3 pt. hitch and PTO. Tractor should be big enough to support weight of loaded spreader. This piece of equipment can be placed in the back of a pick-up truck.


$75/day

Single Shank
Sub-Soiler

Shank Sub-Soiler

Requires at least a 40 HP tractor and 3 pt hitch. Sub-soiler can reach a depth of 24”. This piece of equipment can be placed in the back of a pick-up truck.

$75/day

Post Pounder

Post Pounder

Description.

$100/1st day, $50/days after