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FLEXII Series Grass Drill
TRUAX GRASS DRILLS

Truax Drills are designed to plant grasses and legumes on a variety of site conditions.

  • Double disc furrow openers and depth bands optimize seed placement and seed to soil contact.
  • Multiple seed boxes give you the flexibility to seed native fluffy seeds, cool season species, small grains, legumes, and wildflowers.
  • Planting can be accomplished as no-till and interseeding in most conditions, as well as on a prepared seedbed, to conventional seed beds.
FLEXII Series Grass Drill

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  • Specifications
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No-Till and Interseeding... Into Sod or Other Residue Cover


Drilling into residue cover or interseeding into sod presents no problem for a Truax Drill equipped with our specially designed no-till attachment.

Grass DrillsTruax No-Tills:

  • Prevent hair pinning and crimping residue.
  • Create a micro-seedbed for smooth operation of disc openers.
  • Styles available
    • 13-1/2 inch concave, notched blade for interseeding or no-till in light residue cover.
    • 18 inch concave, notched blade is designed for loose or heavy residue.
    • Caster Style Wavy Blade. This 24 wave 18 inch blade is an option for light residue conditions.
    • Caster Style Wavy Blade. This 13 wave 18 inch blade is more aggressive than the 24 wave blade.

Truax FLEXII Series Grass Drills With Dual Rear Transport Wheels

Grass seeding DrillsThe Truax Rear Transport Wheels are the answer for moving wider drills on narrow roadways, especially when meeting oncoming traffic. The dual wheels remain on the road surface while the end of the drill hangs over the shoulder and ditch.

Narrow, crowned road centers are no linger a challenge with the 12-14 inches of ground clearance. This feature can also be a real advantage when crossing swales, ditch bottoms, and traveling field roads.

After obtaining necessary travel permits and when other conditions apply, the drill equipped with Dual Rear Transport Wheels are easy to load on trailers with the transport wheels rolling up trailer ramps.

Grass Seeding Equipment

Truax FLEXII Series Grass Drills With Rear Wheel Drive

Bold Solutions For... Different Planting Problems

Rear drive Drills offer an option for seeding ditch bottoms, next to guard rails, between the rows in orchards or vineyards, or other restricted areas.

The rear wheel configuration provides extra ground clearance when the Drill is in the transport position.

The same high ground clearance on end wheel drive Drills can be achieved with optional rear transport wheels.

  Grass Planting Drill Grass Seeding Machine
     

Get productive seed-to-soil
placement – and save valuable time.


The FLEXII Series Drill handles field and seed bed variability – changing from the no-till drill configuration to drilling a prepared conventional seed bed – on the go. With the simple movement of a hydraulic lever, you save time and achieve productive seed-to-soil placement.

5 speed derailer output reduction mechanism Drive wheel Disengagement digitalace acer meter

5-Speed Derailleur

5-speed derailleur controls
output from the fluffy seed box.

Output Reduction Mechanism

Back gear output reduction for lower seeding rates from all seed boxes.

Drive Wheel Disengagement

Lock-out hub disengages driveshaft
during transport.

Digital Acre Meter

When the acre meter is easily accessed, it gets used on a regular basis. Find the OTG's accurate meter mounted on the end of the drill for easy reading – no more climbing onto the drill, looking for it next to the clutch.

grain cool box staggered openers optional press wheel

Independent Slide Lever

Slide lever sets openings for fluted feed cups of small seed box and cool season/grain box.

Staggered Double-Disc Openers

Staggered double-disc openers and staggered no-tills provide trash
clearance and eliminate plugging.

  • Seed from all boxes is delivered between the double disc openers. The rolling disc opener carries the seed into the soil for proper placement and optimal seed-to-soil contact.
  • Truax EZ-Off Depth Bands on every disc control planting depth. Four sizes are available to accommodate planting depths of different crops.

 

Soil Scrapers

Scrapers on the disc openers and the depth bands prevent moist soil from building up, compromising planting depth and seed placement.

Scrapers are located:

  • On the outside surface of the discs.
  • Inside between the double discs.
  • On the face of the depth band.

 

Press Wheel

Independent movement of Truax press wheels firms soil around the seed without affecting operating depth of the planting units.

Press wheel frame provides clearance to pass residue through without bunching or plugging.

Trouble Free Seed Flow

The Truax straight line drop design keeps the seeds moving from the seed boxes to the Drill openers.

  • Consistent delivery of seed to the openers.
  • Eliminates plugged seed passages.
Flex Grass Drill Seed Boxes

Truax Drills offer maximum control of seeding rate.

  • Independent adjustment for fine tuning each seed box output.
  • Simple derailleur speed changer sets output of fluffy seed.
  • Slide lever sets openings for fluted feed cups of small seed box and cool season/grain box.
  • Optional output reduction kit for low seeding rates from all boxes.
seed boxes

 

 

FlexII Grass Drill Specifications


TRUAX - the global leader in the manufacture of drills and planters to sow native grasses, legumes and grains has set the standard for drill features to meter and place these seeds in order to achieve optimal establishment. When reviewing the features of different brands of drills to meet your specific needs be sure to include the following which are common to all Truax drills and planters: Including the On The Go (OTG Series), Flex II Series, Trillions, and Pull Broadcasters.

COMMON TO ALL TRUAX DRILLS

  • An optional Output Reduction Kit is available to reduce seeding rates for specialized applications including low rate CRP mixes.
  • Tapered roller bearings with integral rubber seal on rear bearings used on all no·till coulters.
  • Separately metered seed boxes for grains, small seed and legumes, and a third box for fluffy native species.
  • Depth of planting controlled by metal depth bands on all planting discs.
  • Digital acre meter strategically placed on end of drill for easy access.
  • Ground clearance of disc blades when in transit will be 10" or more, press wheel clearance to be 14" or more.
  • Optional 3" x 16" smooth crown leading press wheels that are interchangeable with the leading no-till.
  • Trouble free delivery of all seeds from the seed boxes to the drill openers. This is accomplished through large seed boots and by maintaining a vertical straight-line flow in the fluffy seed boot, a nearly vertical drop from the cool season/small grain box, and a smooth tube from the small seed box.
  • Seed from all seed boxes is delivered between the double disc openers. The rolling disc opener carries the seed into the soil for proper seed placement. Seed is not broadcast behind the disc opener.
  • EZ-OFF depth bands on every double disc control planting depth. Shallow planting is required for most grass and legume species. A shallow, uniform planting depth results in a uniform seedling emergence. Depth bands are available in four sizes depending on the desired planting depth and soil texture.
  • Scrapers on the disc openers and the depth bands keep moist soil from building up and affecting planting depth and seed placement.
  • Press wheels operate independent from the planter assembly. The press wheels on Truax Drill track directly behind the disc openers to firm and press the soil around the newly planted seed without controlling the depth the planting unit is operating.
  • Interseeding or no-till drilling in crop residue or sod is easily accomplished using the concave, notched, fixed mount Trash Plows, or the optional 24 or 13 wave coulter on a caster style mount.
  • End wheel drive powers the seed metering mechanism to assure a constant flow of seed to the disc openers under all planting conditions.
  • A tongue style hitch easily converts to three-point style by adding Category 2 or 3 hitch pins to pre-drilled holes in the frame. A folding tongue is an option for ease of transport and storage.

TRUAX - we have continuous improvement to the Truax line of drills to better meet the challenges of the owners and operators of the FlexII Series of drills, Trillions, and Pull Broadcasters. Insist on the following "features" when selecting a drill for your next project.

FLEXII GRASS DRILLS - END WHEEL DRIVE

  • Seed delivery from all seed boxes is between double discs.
  • Row spacing is 7-13/16" between planter assemblies.
  • Seed placement and depth is controlled by metal depth bands on all disc blades.
  • 1.75" X 10" "V" press wheels  firm soil in "V" slot created by disc opener. Press wheels operate independently from planter assemblies - one can rise and the other may follow, or go in opposite direction.                          
  • Auger agitators  in fluffy seed box move and stir the seed bi-directionally to prevent bridging and plugging of the seed way passage.
  • Metal row dividers in small seed box and fluffy seed box keeps the seed in contact with the seed metering wheels in order to maintain  constant seed delivery.
  • Two metal pin agitators per metering seed cup on the cool season/grain box prevents bridging of material above the fluted feed .
  • The tongue style of drill hitch converts to three point by removing tongue and installing three point pins in bolt holes for tongue attachment.
  • Mud scrapers to clean vertical disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean between disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean horizontal depth bands.
  • Optional depth bands, four sizes in addition to the standard, for different species planted in to differing soils.
  • Optional dual rear transport assembly for towing the drill and to raise it vertically to 12" to 14" ground clearance  for transport.
  • Optional folding tongue to reduce the drill size for trailer transport to less than 102", front to back.
  • Optional row dividers for the cool season box to maintain uniform seed flow when working on side slopes.
  • Optional staggered planters and no-tills for improved trash clearance when no-tilling.
  • Optional output reduction kit to reduce seed flow.
  • Optional no-till for planting in to residue.
  • Optional cool season box for sowing  slick grain type seeds.
  • Optional tail lights for improved safety while traveling on roadways.
  • Optional walk boards for improved access to fill seed boxes.

FLEXII GRASS DRILLS - THREE POINT HITCH

  • Maneuverability in small, restricted areas.
  • Single or double driving wheel in center of rear of drill makes the Utility the narrowest profile Truax drill.
  • Seed delivery from all seed boxes is between double discs.
  • Row spacing is 7-13/16" between planter assemblies.
  • Seed placement and depth is controlled by metal depth bands on all disc blades.
  • 1.75" X 10" "V" press wheels  firm soil in "V" slot created by disc opener. Press wheels operate independently from planter assemblies - one can rise and the other may follow, or go in opposite direction.
  • Auger agitators  in fluffy seed box move and stir the seed bi-directionally to prevent bridging and plugging of the seed way passage.
  • Metal row dividers in small seed box and fluffy seed box keeps the seed in contact with the seed metering wheels in order to maintain  constant seed delivery.
  • Two metal pin agitators per metering seed cup on the cool season/grain box prevents bridging of material above the fluted feed .
  • Mud scrapers to clean vertical disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean between disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean horizontal depth bands.
  • Optional depth bands, four sizes in addition to the standard, for different species planted in to differing soils.
  • Optional row dividers for the cool season box to maintain uniform seed flow when working on side slopes.
  • Optional staggered planters and no-tills for improved trash clearance when no-tilling.
  • Optional output reduction kit to reduce seed flow.
  • Optional no-till for planting in to residue.
  • Optional cool season box for sowing  slick grain type seeds.
  • Optional tail lights for improved safety while traveling on roadways.
  • Optional walk boards for improved access to fill seed boxes.

FLEXII GRASS DRILLS - SKID STEER MOUNTED - END WHEEL DRIVE

  • Maximum operator visibility when planting restricted areas.
  • Two (2) sets of hydraulic disconnects to facilitate changing from skid steer mount to three point or to tongue style.
  • Reinstalling tongue to front of drill makes drill a towed, end wheel style of unit.
  • Seed delivery from all seed boxes is between double discs.
  • Row spacing is 7-13/16" between planter assemblies.
  • Seed placement and depth is controlled by metal depth bands on all disc blades.
  • 1.75" X 10" "V" press wheels  firm soil in "V" slot created by disc opener. Press wheels operate independently from planter assemblies - one can rise and the other may follow, or go in opposite direction.
  • Auger agitators  in fluffy seed box move and stir the seed bi-directionally to prevent bridging and plugging of the seed way passage.
  • Metal row dividers in small seed box and fluffy seed box keeps the seed in contact with the seed metering wheels in order to maintain  constant seed delivery.
  • Two metal pin agitators per metering seed cup on the cool season/grain box prevents bridging of material above the fluted feed .
  • Mud scrapers to clean vertical disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean between disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean horizontal depth bands.
  • Optional depth bands, four sizes in addition to the standard, for different species planted in to differing soils.
  • Optional row dividers for the cool season box to maintain uniform seed flow when working on side slopes.
  • Optional staggered planters and no-tills for improved trash clearance when no-tilling.
  • Optional output reduction kit to reduce seed flow.
  • Optional no-till for planting in to residue.
  • Optional cool season box for sowing  slick grain type seeds.
  • Optional tail lights for improved safety while traveling on roadways.
  • Optional walk boards for improved access to fill seed boxes.

FLEXII GRASS DRILLS - REAR DRIVE 

  • Twelve to fourteen inches of ground clearance between disc openers and roadway when towing on highways.
  • Rear wheel assemblies aligned with trailer ramps when loading for transport.
  • 3" X  8"  hydraulic cylinder replaces spring leveler on tongue to facilitate the leveling of the drill and to change weight transfer from press wheels to the leading no-tills.
  • Seed delivery from all seed boxes is between double discs.
  • Row spacing is 7-13/16" between planter assemblies.
  • Seed placement and depth is controlled by metal depth bands on all disc blades.
  • 1.75" X 10" "V" press wheels  firm soil in "V" slot created by disc opener. Press wheels operate independently from planter assemblies - one can rise and the other may follow, or go in opposite direction.                          
  • Auger agitators  in fluffy seed box move and stir the seed bi-directionally to prevent bridging and plugging of the seed way passage.
  • Metal row dividers in small seed box and fluffy seed box keeps the seed in contact with the seed metering wheels in order to maintain  constant seed delivery.
  • Two metal pin agitators per metering seed cup on the cool season/grain box prevents bridging of material above the fluted feed.
  • Mud scrapers to clean vertical disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean between disc blades.
  • Mud scrapers to clean horizontal depth bands.
  • Optional depth bands, four sizes in addition to the standard, for different species planted in to differing soils.
  • Optional folding tongue to reduce the drill size for trailer transport to less than 102", front to back.
  • Optional row dividers for the cool season box to maintain uniform seed flow when working on side slopes.
  • Optional staggered planters and no-tills for improved trash clearance when no-tilling.
  • Optional output reduction kit to reduce seed flow.
  • Optional no-till for planting in to residue.
  • Optional cool season box for sowing slick grain type seeds.
  • Optional tail lights for improved safety while traveling on roadways.
  • Optional walk boards for improved access to fill seed boxes.

Specification Tables


FlexII Series End Wheel Drive Drills

Description FLXII-86 FLXII-88 FLXII-812 FLXII-816 FLXII-818 FLXII-822
Row Spacing (# of Openers) 8" (6) 8" (8) 8" (12) 8" (16) 8" (18) 8" (22)
Seeding Width (ft) 4.0 5.3 8.0 10.5 12.0 15.0
Weight (lbs) 2000 2440 2940 3965 4545 5430
Weight (w/ no-till) 2200 3000 3780 5085 5800 6970
HP Required (w/o no-till) 25 30 40 50 60 75
HP Required (w/ no-till) 30 40 50 60 75 100
Seed Box Capacity (Bushels/Foot):
Small Seed (Legume) 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Fluffy Seed (Warm Season) 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01
Cool Season/Grain (Optional) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

FlexII Series Rear Wheel Drive Drills

Description FLXII-86RD FLXII-88RD FLXII-812RD FLXII-816RD FLXII-818RD FLXII-822RD
Row Spacing (# of Openers) 8" (6) 8" (8) 8" (12) 8" (16) 8" (18) 8" (22)
Seeding Width (ft) 4.0 5.3 8.0 10.5 12.0 15.0
Weight (lbs) 2100 2540 3040 4065 4645 5530
Weight (w/ no-till) 2300 3100 3880 5185 5900 7070
HP Required (w/o no-till) 25 30 40 50 60 75
HP Required (w/ no-till) 30 40 50 60 75 100
Seed Box Capacity (Bushels/Foot):
Small Seed (Legume) 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Fluffy Seed (Warm Season) 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01
Cool Season/Grain (Optional) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

Options

Acre Meter - Mechanical/Electronic No-Till
Output Reduction Kit Manual Hydraulics
Spare Tire Mount - Lockable Folding Tongue
Cool Season/Grain Box Row Dividers Caster Wheel - Front
Footboard Brackets & Bolts Covering Chains
Open Grid Grate Walkboard w/step Tool Box - Lockable
Rear Transport Wheels - end wheel only Tail Lights
Rear Jack Stand - end wheel only  Safety Chain
Dual Rear Drive - rear drive only Staggered Disc Openers
Tires:
  • Highway Tread Truck Tire, ST225/75R15 Load Rating "E"
  • Floatation Rib Implement, 9.5L x 15SL, 8 ply
  • Floatation Rib Implement, 9.5L x 15SL, 8 ply - Foam Filled
  • Rib Implement 7.60 X 15SL, 6 ply - Foam Filled 

FLEX II Series Grass Drill Literature


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