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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New, shorter closing wheel mounts, available on select row spacings, achieve appropriate seed-to-soil contact and closing accuracy around curves and contours. Alongside the newly-designed meter, the new row unit provides excellent singulation and seed placement for a variety of crops.
Narrow 9' 9" Transport
The narrow transport width offers producers increased maneuverability and easier road transport when moving from field to field.
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.
Liquid or Dry Fertilizer Options
Liquid or dry fertilizer systems place fertilizer in-furrow (liquid) or 2" (5cm) from the row (liquid and dry) with a fertilizer coulter or dribblers.
Hemp Seed Disc
New, 5-cell and 30-cell hemp seed disc that meters seed accurately.
Air-Pro® Meter with Optional Individual Row Control (IRC Electric Drive)
The new 5000 Series Air-Pro Meter offers industry-leading singulation with its simple, positive air pressure meter. Optional electric-drive Individual Row Control reduces maintenance by eliminating all chains and shafts, while the individual meter control saves seed through on-demand variable rate and row-by-row section control. IRC ensures equal seed spacing to maximize field potential, even when navigating curves and field contours. A larger meter seed pool keeps the meter full at higher speeds and provides excellent singulation for a wide variety of crops.
Narrow Transport Front-Fold
ROW SPACING / NO. OF ROW UNITS
30" / 8 rows 70cm / 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))