Farm Equipment Rental

Farm Equipment Rental

(Updated July 2019)

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.

Southern Maryland Meats Freezer Trailer

Commercial Meat Freezer Trailers
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 Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Home Grown Farm Market LLC, and Prince George’s County Farm Bureau. Initial rental fee is $85. Please contact managing entities for full rental terms and conditions.

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, (301) 868-8780

 

Farm Equipment Rental By County

Anne Arundel County

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Available to residents of other counties.

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

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.
Lisa Barge, (410) 222-7410 or visit AAEDC FARM RENTAL PROGRAM.

Coming Soon!

Mobile Poultry Processing Unit

Prerequisites will be required to use. Will be posted once it is available for rental program

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 – New Holland 450 Utility Baler
Fees: $9/per bale

Bale size: Variable 4×3 – 4×5, Net/wire wrap option. Tractor requirements: Minimum 40 HP tractor. Transport: on trailer – ½ ton pick-up, hooked up to 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.


Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer

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 Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Home Grown Farm Market LLC, and Prince George’s County Farm Bureau. Initial rental fee is $85. Please contact managing entities for full rental terms and conditions.

Contact: Norma Fitzhugh, (301) 868-8780

Calvert County

Calvert Soil Conservation District

Available to Calvert County residents only, except the Grain Vac and Weed Wiper which are available to residents of other Southern Maryland counties.

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. Contact Bill Clark, (410) 535-1521, ext. 3 or visit calvertsoil.org.

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.

Hay Baler – Massey Ferguson Model 1745

Fees: $50/day and $5 per round bale Maximum speed is 5 MPH.

The tractor’s PTO must be 540 RPMs. In order to transport the baler, a tractor must have a minimum of 50 horsepower (HP) at the PTO. A pin hitch is required to tow this baler.

Weed Wiper – GrassWorks 10-Foot HD Pull Type

Fees: $50 per day.

May be rented by any cooperator in the Southern Maryland counties. The Weed Wiper has a 2-inch ball hitch. Prior to returning the equipment, the tank needs to be emptied out and cleaned and the wick bar must be hosed down.


Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer

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 Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Home Grown Farm Market LLC, and Prince George’s County Farm Bureau. Initial rental fee is $85. Please contact managing entities for full rental terms and conditions.

Contact: JR Cosgrove, (443) 532-5763

Charles County

Charles Soil Conservation District

Available to residents of other counties.

To reserve the Charles Soil Conservation Equipment – Stop by the Charles SCD office at its new location at 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD 20601, 301-638-3028, to coordinate rental of the equipment. Contact Dee Dee Saunders or Jerry Spence, (301) 638-3028 or visit charlesscd.com

No-Till Drill – Great Plains Model 1075

Fees: $50/day and $10/ acre

The drill has a 7ft planting width with 7.5 inch rows and a 10 ft transport width. The drill is capable of planting soybeans, small grains, cool season grasses and small seeded legumes. For nearly flat land, a 40 hp full size tractor will be required for pulling this implement, for gently sloping land a 50 hp will be required and, steeply sloping land will require greater than 55 hp or a 4-wheel drive tractor. This drill will also require an auxiliary value (hydraulic) to raise and lower the machinery.

No-Till Drill – John Deere 10 ft. Model 1590 with Small Seed Box 

Fees: $75/day and $10/ acre

The drill has a 10ft planting width with 7.5-inch rows and a 10 ½ ft transport width. The drill can plant a wide range of crops and has a small seed attachment. The machine weighs 7,000 pounds empty and requires an 85 hp tractor with single point hydraulic controls.  A heavy-duty truck is required for transport with straight pin hitch hookup and standard RV style electric connector.

Turbo Till – Great Plains 12 ft. heavy duty package

Fees: $150/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.

Post Driver – Wheatheart, trailer mounted with added electric start

Fees: $200/day

Drives multiple sized round 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.


Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer

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 Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Home Grown Farm Market LLC, and Prince George’s County Farm Bureau. Initial rental fee is $85. Please contact managing entities for full rental terms and conditions.

Contact: Willie Goddard, (301) 475-5190


Charles County Farm Bureau

David Hancock, (301) 752-2353 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

Available to Prince Georges County residents only.

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. Contact Wade Hampton, (301) 574-5162, ext. 3 or visit pgscd.org

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.


Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer

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 Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Home Grown Farm Market LLC, and Prince George’s County Farm Bureau. Initial rental fee is $85. Please contact managing entities for full rental terms and conditions.

Contact: Norma Fitzhugh, (301) 868-8780

St. Mary's County

St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District

Available to St. Mary’s County residents only.

To reserve the St. Mary’s Soil Conservation District Equipment – Please contact George Beavan at the SMSCD office at (301) 475-5856, ext. 3. or visit stmarysscd.com.

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 – Frontier MS1231 – 310 Bushel Chain Unloading Rear Discharge 

Fees: $25/day and $10/load

The spreader is rated for a 60 hp tractor but smaller tractors can pull it if not fully filled and on level ground.  It comes with a standard hose hook-up, 540 RPM PTO, a rear pan and a top beater.  

Post Driver – Shaver

Fees: $150/day

Home Grown Farm Market LLC

Available to residents in other counties.

To reserve the Home Grown Farm Market equipment – Please contact Joe Wood (301) 481-5544 (c) or (301) 884-3086 (h).

Vacuum Seeder – Meter Mack 2 Row

Fees: $75/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: $50/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.

Grain Vacuum

Fees: $125/day 40 to 50 HP 1200 BU/HR.

Tractor – Massey Ferguson 2650

Fees: $75/day and $20/hour

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

VineHedger

Fees: $135/day and $20/hour

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


Commercial Meat Freezer Trailer

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 Calvert County Farm Bureau, the Home Grown Farm Market LLC, and Prince George’s County Farm Bureau. Initial rental fee is $85. Please contact managing entities for full rental terms and conditions.

Contact: Willie Goddard (301) 475-5190