With the same quality and innovation as other Great Plains planters, the PL5500 gives producers a simple, 8-row wing-fold planter with narrow-transport capabilities. A transport width of 9' 9" provides easy and safe maneuverability of the planter from field to field and only requires 115-drawbar horsepower (minimum) to pull, making it compatible with a wide range of tractors.
Featuring the new 5000 Series Row Unit with the all-new Air-Pro® Meter and its simple, positive air pressure design, the PL5500 achieves greater singulation, seed placement, and closing of the furrow in all conditions. The Individual Row Control (IRC Electric Drive) option allows variable rate, row-by-row section control, and turn compensation, ensuring proper planting rates while reducing expensive input costs. The new 5000 Series Row Unit has a 66% larger seed pool and simplified housing, and a choice of 1.6- or 3-bushel hoppers with lid assist. With both dry and liquid fertilizer options, producers can integrate the planter into their current fertilizer program, placing fertilizer in-furrow (liquid) or 2" from the row (liquid and dry) with fertilizer coulters or dribblers. Row-Pro™ systems are offered to automatically maintain the proper selection of down pressure on each row unit. - Less
With the same quality and innovation as other Great Plains planters, the PL5500 gives producers a simple, 8-row wing-fold planter with narrow-transport capabilities. A transport width of 9' 9" provides easy and safe maneuverability of the planter from field to field and only requires 115-drawbar horsepower (minimum) to... + Read More
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180-DEGREE WING FOLD
Wings fold 180 degrees to provide a narrow transport width of under 10'. This fold design is simple, yet strong, and removes the complexity associated with units that fold by lifting and twisting.
5000 SERIES AIR-PRO® METER
Offers the highest level of singulation and achieves uniform spacing by “dead-dropping” the seed into the trench.
5000 SERIES ROW UNIT
The 5000 Series row unit utilizes ductile cast parallel arms for long-term stability. The 15", 4mm blades are offset 1/2" to slice residue and form a perfect seed trench. Blades turn on 205 triple-lip sealed bearings to ensure long life and accurate seed depth. Options include unit-mounted Turbo or fluted coulters, row cleaners, and seed firmers.
CHOOSE A PRESS WHEEL
Choose (l to r) wedge wheels that enhance the closing action by pinching the seed trench together or standard 1"x12" double V wheels for all-around performance. Spider wheels with a drag chain are the most aggressive option for closing the seed trench.
HEMP SEED DISC
New, 5-cell and 30-cell hemp seed disc that meters seed accurately.
Four choices of hitches are offered, including Cat. 2/3 crossbar drawbar, cast single strap, or regular single strap.
IRC OR GROUND DRIVE
Choose either Individual Row Control (IRC) or ground drive with a contact wheel. IRC allows variable-rate seeding and consistent in-row seed spacing, even on tight turns.
LOWER HORSEPOWER REQUIREMENTS
The PL5500 requires a lower horsepower (115-drawbar minimum) tractor with three selective control valves and 16 gallons (61L) per minute of flow, making it compatible with many tractors.
NARROW 9' 9" TRANSPORT
The narrow transport width offers producers increased maneuverability and easier road transport when moving from field to field.
Narrow Transport Front-Fold
ROW SPACING / NO. OF ROW UNITS
30" / 8 rows 75cm / 8 rows
H.P. REQUIREMENTS (min)
WEIGHT (approx. range)
6,400 lbs. (2,903 kg)
18' 6" (5.64m)
9' 9" (2.97m)
11' 6" (3.51m)
24 bu. (3 bu. Hopper), 12.8 bu. (1.6 bu. Hopper) (846 L (106L. Hopper), 451 L (56 L Hopper))