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Farm Equipment Rental

(Updated Oct., 2015)

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailers are AVAILABLE IN ALL FIVE COUNTIES.

Used to transport locally raised (USDA slaughtered, vacuum packed and frozen) meat cuts directly from the slaughter facility to the farm for sale to consumers, restaurants, stores and other retail venues. Available to any livestock producer in the five counties of Southern Maryland. Managing entities for the freezer trailers are are Calvert County Farm Bureau, St. Mary's County Farm Bureau and Prince George's County Farm Bureau.

To find out more on how you can use the trailers, please contact the following:

Calvert County:
JR Cosgrove,
(443) 532-5763

St. Mary's & Charles County: Willie Goddard, (301) 475-5190

Prince George's and Anne Arundel:
Norma Fitzhugh or Kim Rush Lynch, (301) 868-8780

SMADC has purchased some farmland equipment to be shared and rented for farmers across the Southern Maryland region through various county entities. A complete inventory of all equipment available for rent is listed by county below.

NOTE: Some of the equipment will require the user to undergo training, either by attending a scheduled training session, viewing a training video, or requesting a review of the operation of the equipment from the provider.

 

EQUIPMENT FOR RENT

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

Lisa Barge, (410) 222-7410
AAEDC Farm Rental Program
Available to residents of other counties.

Sioux Cattle Squeeze Chute and SmartScale
Fees: Squeeze Chute - $40/day, Scale - $20/day, Both Chute and Scale- $50/day

The chute is 12 ft. long with an automatic head gate. This chute comes with a trailer to haul it. Chute has a built-in palpation cage and is extremely user-friendly. Four 10 ft. panels can be borrowed as well to help get cattle onto chute. Scale is rechargeable and lightweight. It must be on a flat surface for accurate reading. Scale will fit inside chute. However, if scale is placed in chute, the squeeze feature of the chute cannot be used. Chute and scale can be used to determine accurate weights of cattle. Chute can be used for reproductive purposes, treatment purposes, vaccinations and other cattle management needs.

Round Baler – Massey-Ferguson 1745
Fees: $8/per bale

Bale size: 46.5 x 62., maximum weight 1,250 pounds, and auto tie bale monitor. Tractor requirements: Minimum 40 HP tractor.

Turbo Till –Great Plains 12 ft.
Fees: $125/day

Useful in all soil conditions with easy and quick depth adjustment. Tractor Requirements:
120 HP minimum, front wheel drive, set of remote hydraulics and front weights and/or front loader. Tractor with the above specification is required, or make arrangements with trucking company.

No-Till Pull Type Drill -- Great Plains 10 ft.
Fees: $50/day and $10/acre with a 10 acre minimum

10 foot planting width. Tractor Requirements: 50 HP, 4-wheel drive OR 75hp, 2-wheel drive, hydraulics. Transportation with a standard duty pick-up truck and pin hitch.

Post Driver – Wheatheart Trailer Mounted
Fees: $200 first day and $100 additional day

Easy operation and transport. Joystick hydraulic controls and adjustable hammer height accommodates different post lengths. Transportation with a standard ½ ton truck and pin hitch.

All Purpose Seeder/Pasture –  Lands Pride 5 ft.
Fees: $100/day

Overall width 73 3/8”, seeding width 61”, 8 seeds cups with a wide range of calibration settings per 1000 sq. and per acre. Approximately 25 HP with front weight or front loader for proper ballast. Transportation Requirements: Minimum 6’ X 10’ trailer, larger trailer that would carry both the tractor and seeder is preferred (seeder is approx. 6’ L).

Spinner Spreader – Lands Pride 563 Pound 3 Point Hitch
Fees: $50/day

Rotary/spin type broadcast spreader, spreads seeds, salt, top dressing prilled/granular fertilizer, lime and iron. Delivery rates: 43-890 lbs. per acre. Tractor Requirements: category 1 – 3 point hitch, 18 HP minimum. Will fit in any size pickup truck bed or commercial van.

Manure Spreader – MillCreek #127
Fees: $75/day

PTO driven, ideal for large stables. Spreads bulk materials (wood chips, manure), 140 ft. capacity heaped, 30 wheelbarrow loads. Tractor Requirements: standard tractor - 28 HP, 1,440 lbs. Hooked up to tractor or Standard pickup truck

Raised Bed Mulch Layer – Model 2550 Series II
Fees: $175/day-Drip T Tape $160/roll; Plastic 4’X4,000 $110/roll

Drip irrigation attachment with roll brake, lays plastic 3 or 4 ft. wide with adjustable bed height from 3” – 7” in. Tractor Requirements: minimum 70 HP or 40 HP 4-wheel drive. Transportation Requirements: on a trailer and hooked up to tractor or standard pickup truck.

To reserve the equipment –Farmers interested in renting must first contact Lisa Barge, AAEDC Agriculture Marketing and Development Manager, lbarge@aaedc.org or (410) 222-7410, to complete rental agreement forms and schedule rental dates. The equipment is stored, serviced, and maintained at T&C Farm Services in Harwood, Maryland, where approved renters pick up and return the equipment.

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer
See description above.
Contact: Norma Fitzhugh or Kim Rush Lynch, (301) 868-8780

 

CALVERT COUNTY

Calvert Soil Conservation District

Bill Clark, (410) 535-1521, ext. 3
www.calvertsoil.org

Available to Calvert County residents only, except the Grain Vac which is available to residents of other Southern Maryland counties.

Grain Vac – King 6640
Fees: $100/1st day, $50/2nd day – Rental limited to two days unless otherwise scheduled. May be rented by any cooperator in the Southern Maryland counties.

Has the capacity to vacuum soybeans, wheat, canola, barley and corn. The vac must be sheltered if not being used. It requires a standard 1,000 rpm PTO shaft to operate the pump (small spline shaft). Minimum one-ton truck with a pin hitch or 110 HP tractor to tow and the ability to haul the piping.

Brillion Seeder – 8 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $7/acre.

Used for seeding pasture and for an assortment of grasses and seeds, for conventionally prepared seedbeds. 40 HP tractors recommended have a pin hitch and require a connector for lights and rear hydraulic hose connections.

No-Till Drill - Great Plains 7 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $7/acre.

Used for planting soybeans and grasses but does not plant corn, has a pin hitch and requires a connector for lights and rear hydraulic hose connections, 55 HP tractor recommended.

No-Till Drill – John Deere 10 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $7/acre.

Used for planting soybean and has an attachment for small grains, does not plant corn, has a pin hitch and requires a connector for lights and rear hydraulic hose connections. ¾ ton truck is necessary to haul the drill, 75 HP tractors recommended. Note:  Farmers who used a lower HP tractor had trouble climbing uphill and stopping going downhill

Litter Spreader – Pull – Type 16 ft.
Fees: $100 for the first day and $50 for each subsequent day.

Specializes in spreading chicken litter and lime, 85 HP tractor recommended.

Post Pounder – Wheatheart
Fees: $100 for the first day and $50 for each subsequent day.

Renter must view a short operational safety video at the district office before using. Drives 4”x4” posts in seconds and will drive up to a 10” round post, 40 HP tractor recommended.

Tractor and Trailer w/Kasco Versa-Drill No Till Drill – John Deere
Fees:  $100 equipment delivery and $50/hour

Used for planting pastures and for wildlife plantings. Capable of planting grain, cool season grasses, warm season grasses, and legumes. NOTE: Calvert SCD staff will operate the equipment for the landowner (seed to be supplied by the farmer).

Roto-Till – Great Plains 5 ft.
Fees: $100 for equipment delivery and $50/hour for each hour of work.

Used for seedbed preparation (1 acre or less).

Turbo-Till – Great Plains 12 ft.
Fees: $150/day

Used for minimum disturbance tillage. Has a pintle hitch and requires rear hydraulic hose connections. Minimum two-ton truck with pintle hitch or 100 HP tractor to tow, minimum 100 HP tractor is recommended.

Root Crop Harvester
Fees: $50/day

Used for harvesting potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other root crops. Has a pin hitch and requires rear hydraulic hose connections and PTO. Minimum 40 HP tractor is recommended.

To reserve the equipment - Please contact the Calvert Soil Conservation office at (410) 535-1521 ext. 3.  CSC will need to have verification of insurance and a copy will need to be supplied before the equipment is picked up. Also you need to fill out a lease agreement form and send it in to the District.

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer
See above.
JR Cosgrove, (443) 532-5763

 

CHARLES COUNTY

Charles Soil Conservation District

Dee Dee Saunders or Jerry Spence, (301) 934-9588, ext. 3
www.charlesscd.com

Available to residents of other counties.

No-Till Drill - Great Plains Model 1005
Fees: $25/day and $7/ acre

The drill has a 10 ft planting width with 7.5 inch rows and a 12 ft transport width. The drill is capable of planting soybeans, small grains, cool season grassed and small seeded legumes. For nearly flat land, a 50 hp full size tractor will be required for pulling this implement, for gently sloping land a 65 hp will be required and, steeply sloping land will require greater than 65 hp or a 4-wheel drive tractor. This drill will also require an auxiliary value (hydraulic) to raise and lower the machinery.

Turbo Till – Great Plains 12 ft. heavy duty package
Fees: $125/day

Can be used as a seedbed conditioner for all grain crops. Useful for residue management on high-residue crops such as corn and sorghum. Also used to improve seed to soil contact for cover crops planted by broadcast light tillage.

Subsoiler with Burm Conditioner – Great Plains, 3-shank inline (ripper)
Fees: $200/day

Used to reduce compaction in fields with no-till and minimum tillage systems. Tractor requirements _ 150 hp with front-wheel drive, hydraulics. Must be transported by tractor.

Post Driver – Wheatheart, trailer mounted with added electric start
Fees: $175/day

Drives multiple sized posts up to 10" in diameter and up to 12' in length. Easy to transport and maneuver with self-contained power unit (no hydraulic hook-up necessary.) Renter must view a short operational safety video at the district office before picking up equipment.

To reserve the Charles Soil Conservation Equipment - Stop by the Charles SCD office to complete a conservation assistance agreement and schedule a date and time you would like to reserve the drill or; mail the completed conservation assistance agreement to Charles SCD offices and call to schedule a date and time you would like to reserve the drill. The completed agreement must be received by Charles SCD office prior to scheduling. On the day you are scheduled to use the drill, pick up the drill from Hugh C. Gardiner's, Inc. When you are finished, return the drill to Hugh C. Gardiner's, Inc. as scheduled and pay for the drill rental.

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer
See above.
Contact: Willie Goddard (301) 475-5190

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Charles County Farm Bureau

David Hancock, (301) 752-8723 or email dhancock93@yahoo.com
Leave message on Facebook Page, Charles County Farm Bureau

Available to residents of other counties.

Sioux Cattle Squeeze Chute and SmartScale
Fees: Squeeze Chute - $50/day, Scale - $30/day, Both Chute and Scale- $60/day

The chute is 12 ft. long with an automatic head gate. This chute comes with a trailer to haul it. Chute has a built in palpation cage and is extremely user friendly. Four 10 ft. panels can be borrowed as well to help get cattle onto chute. Scale is rechargeable and light weight. It must be on a flat surface for accurate reading. Scale will fit inside chute. However, if scale is placed in chute the squeeze feature of the chute cannot be used. Chute and scale can be used to determine accurate weights of cattle. Chute can be used for reproductive purposes, treatment purposes, vaccinations, and other cattle management needs.

Roto-tiller – Land Pride Rear Tine Tiller
Fees: $50/day

The tiller is 58 inches wide and needs a three-point hitch attachment.  It can be used to prepare seedbeds for planting. It is also useful in landscaping projects.

To reserve the Charles County Farm Bureau Equipment – Call or email David Hancock (information at top of page) or leave a message on the Charles County Farm Bureau Facebook page. Use of the chute and scale requires prior training. All equipment will be stored at Hugh C. Gardiner, Inc. in Faulkner. When the equipment is rented, someone will help to load the equipment for the renter and will provide renter with information and instruction on use of equipment as needed. Gardiner’s will inspect equipment upon its return and collect rental fee.

 

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

Prince George’s Soil Conservation District

Wade Hampton, (301) 574-5162, ext. 3
http://www.pgscd.org/

Available to Prince Georges County residents only.

No-Till Drill - Great Plains 6 ft.  
Fees: $25/day and $6/acre.

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

No-Till Drill - Great Plains 10 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $6/acre.

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

Pasture Aerator - 8 ft.
Fees: $25.00/day and $6.00/acre.

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.

Lime Spreader - 5 ton
Fees: $25/day and $6/acre.
Requires at least a 90 HP 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.

Post Driver – Wheatheart, trailer mounted with added electric start
Fees: $100 for the first day and $50 for each subsequent day.

Drives multiple sized posts up to 10" in diameter and up to 12' in length. Easy to transport and maneuver with self-contained power unit (no hydraulic hook-up necessary.)

Fertilizer Spreader – Vicon 300 lb. load
Fees: $75/day

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.

Single Shank Sub-Soiler
Fees: $75/day

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.

Manure Spreader – 175 bu.
Fees: $75/day

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

 

To reserve the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation equipment - Please contact Jim Carey at the CSC office at (301) 574-5162 ext. 3. You will also need to fill out a lease agreement form.

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer
See above.
Contact: Norma Fitzhugh or Kim Rush Lynch (301) 868-8780

 

ST. MARY'S COUNTY

St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District

Bruce Young, (301) 475-5856, ext. 3
http://www.stmarysscd.com/

Available to St. Mary's County residents only.

Overseeder – Frontier 6 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $10/acre

No-Till Drill – Great Plains 7 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $10/acre

No-Till Drill – John Deere 10 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $10/acre
Used for planting soybean and has an attachment for small grains, does not plant corn, has a pin hitch and requires a connector for lights and rear hydraulic hose connections. ¾ ton truck is necessary to haul the drill, 75 hp tractor recommended.

Turbo Till – Great Plains 12 ft.
Fees: $25/day and $10/acre

Manure Spreader - Gehl 16 ft., with side discharge manure
Fees: $25/day and $10/load
The spreader can be calibrated to evenly spread manure as low as one ton per acre.  

Post Driver – Shaver
Fees: $150/day      

To reserve the St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District Equipment – Please contact Bruce Young at the SMSDC office at (301) 475-5856, ext. 3.

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St. Mary’s Farm Bureau

Joe Wood (301) 481-5544 (c) or (301) 884-3086 (h)
Available to residents in other counties.

 

Vacuum Seeder – Meter Mack 2 Row
Fees: $100/day

Direct seeding with plates for seed sizes from pumpkin seeds to carrot seeds with no-till coulter.

Plastic Mulch Layer – Rain Flow 2600
Fees: $70/day

Eight inch raised bed with drip and fertilizer attachments.

Plastic Remover
Fees: $70/day

Mechanical, two piece 3-pt. hitch with cutting dish lifter and 3-pt. hitch wrapper (remover) with hydraulic drive.

Mulch Planter
Fees: $80/day

Two row 912 twin row plugs/water barrel. Plants plugs directly into plastic or bare land.

Grain Vacuum
Fees: $125/day

40 to 50 HP 1200 BU/HR.

Tractor – Massey Ferguson 2650
Fees: $100/day and $20/hour

4WD cab gear, user responsible for fuel upon return or a fee of $10/gallon will be assessed.

VineHedger
Fees: $160/day

To be used with MF 2650 tractor – 69”V x 18” H blades. Fram hydraulic controls.

Planter – Ferris Farm Seeder
Fees: $100/day

Two row, 8” with layer poly, direct see in (above and below) plastic. Also can be used for very early sweet corn.

All equipment will be stored at Guy Brothers Implements at Clements. Guy Brothers will do all the maintenance and repairs on the equipment. When the equipment is rented, Perry Guy will help to load the equipment for the renter and will provide renter with info and instruction on use of equipment. Guy Brothers will inspect equipment upon its return to the storage depot.

To reserve the St. Mary's County Farm Bureau equipment -
Please contact Joe Wood (301) 481-5544 (c) or (301) 884-3086 (h)

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer See above.
Contact: Willie Goddard (301) 475-5190

 

Other Maryland Counties

 

CAROLINE COUNTY

Caroline Field Service Center
John Sheperd (410) 479-1202 ext. 3

Equipment is primarily rented to farmers and landowners in Caroline County only. Out of county rentals are on a case by case basis and subject to approval from District manager.

No-till Drill – Great Plains 10 ft.

Drill has 7.5 inch row spacing.  There are three seed boxes on the drill (the traditional box, a box for native warm-season grasses, and a small seed box).  The drill has been used to plant hay, pasture, clover, cover crops, soybeans, wildlife grasses, etc.

To reserve the Caroline County equipment, please call Alison Taylor at the District offices (410) 479-1202, ext.3.

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CARROLL COUNTY

Carroll Soil Conservation District
Marilyn Magin, (410) 848-8200, ext. 3
Westminster, Maryland 21157

Equipment available to residents within a 20 mile radius of Westminster with Carroll County residents given first priority.

No-Till Drill – John Deere 1590
Fees: $40/day and $11.50/acre

The John Deere 1590 No-till Drill is a 2007 Model 10’ pull-type drill with an overall transport width of 10’6”. It has 7” row spacing between 16 individual seed units. It has a total weight of 6900 pounds. It will seed almost any seed by no-till, miminum to conventional with a 70 or better hp tractor. It has both a main seed box and small grass seed hopper.

Frontier Drill – DB 1307
Fees: $40/day and $9/acre

The DB1307 Frontier Drill is a 7.5 pull-type drill with an overall transport width of 7.5’. It has 7” row spacing between 12 individual seed units. It has a total weight of 3360 pounds. This seeder is capable of seeding no-till, minimum till and conventionally. You will need a 40 or better hp tractor to operate it. It has both a main seed box and a small grass seed hopper.

1,500 Gallon Badger Liquid Waste Tank Injector Spreader
Fees: $25/day

The injector spreader is equipped with a vacuum pump for loading and unloading. It is also equipped with injectors but can be operated through a spreader plate.

To reserve the Carroll County Soil Conservation equipment, contact Marilyn Magin at the SCD office at (410) 848-8200, ext. 3.

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GARRETT COUNTY

Garrett Soil Conservation District
Shaun Sanders (301) 334-6951, ext. 3
http://www.garrettscd.org/agriculture.htm

Lime and Fertilizer Spreader – Transpread 5.5 Ton
Fees:  $30/day and $3/ton

The spreader is capable of spreading lime, gypsum, poultry litter, and most types of fertilizer. It has split rear doors for spreading to one side. It has an adjustable spread width of 33’ to 45’ for lime and 66’ to 98’ for fertilizer. The hopper, shafts, spinners, and 3-speed gearbox are all stainless steel. The drag belt is a 33” wide continuous loop rubber with cleats. The spreader is a single axle with high flotation 45” diameter tires.

Those interested in the use of the Transpread spreader must have a truck or tractor with adequate towing capacity. It is also recommended to use a tractor with the minimum of  eight GPM hydraulic capacity to operate the spreader.

No-Till Drill – John Deere 1590
Fees:  $30/day and $10/acre

Can be used to seed no-till or in conventional seedbeds. The drill is a pull type with a working width of 10’. It is equipped with a grain box with agitator, a grass seed box, a tongue caster wheel hitch, front rank lock-up, and 16 single disk opener units. The drill does not have a fertilizer box or markers. Movement of the drill requires a tractor or truck equipped with a hitch with adequate towing capacity. Manufacturer recommends a minimum 85 PTO hp tractor.

To reserve the Garrett County Soil Conservation equipment, contact the Soil Conservation District at (301) 334-6951 or (301) 334-6974.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery Soil Conservation District
301-590-2855

Equipment available to Montgomery County residents only.

LandPride No-Till Drill
Fees:  $25/day

John Deere Manure Spreader
Fees:  $15/day

CBS Walk-Behind Tractor
Fees:  $15/day; with BCS Attachments additional $10/day (rotary plow, roller/crimper)

Rain-Flo Plastic Mulch Lifter
Fees: $20/day

Equipment is located at Rock Hill Orchard, 28600 Ridge Road, Mount Airy, Maryland, 21771. A Certificate of Insurance showing a minimum of $100,000 liability is required to be on file with the MSCD prior to transportation if the equipment is transported by any means other than insured farm equipment.

 

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