Great Plains PL5700

Art of Planting - Great Plains PL5700

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Great Plains PL5700 (provided by Great Plains)

The PL5700 is a simple and straightforward price-competitive planter.

Available in 12- and 16-row configurations with bulk-fill or on-row hoppers and an assortment of drives, fertilizer and attachment options, the PL5700 provides effective singulation, compatibility with Ag Leader technology and lower hydraulic requirements.

The Great Plains PL5700 features new 5000 Series Row Units, new 5000 Series Air-Pro Meters and a positive air system designed for accuracy.

The row unit utilizes ductile cast parallel arms for long-term row-unit stability. The planter's 15-inch, 4 millimeter blades turning on 205 triple-lip seal bearings ensure long life and accurate seed depth. Blades are offset 1/2-inch to slice residue and form a perfect seed trench. Opener options include unit-mounted turbo or fluted coulters, row cleaners and seed firmers.

Operators can choose from several seeding options: ground drive with a contact wheel, hydraulic drive with variable-rate seeding and rate control from the cab, or Great Plains' Individual Row Control electric drive for variable-rate seeding, rate control from the cab.

The planter is available with SureForce by Ag Leader. SureForce responds instantly to changing conditions, giving each row the exact pressure needed to plant at the ideal depth.

Bulk tank models include two heavy-duty poly, 50-bushel tanks for 100 bushels of onboard seed. Alternately available are 1.6-bushel or 3-bushel individual hoppers with shock-assisted lids that make filling easy.

The PL5700 planter is designed with a maneuverable front-fold, telescoping-tongue design. The tongue retracts when unfolded to keep the planter closer to the tractor for optimum maneuverability. The simple, folding design lets the operator extend the tongue and lock the folded wings in place for transport.



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