Isanti Soil & Water Conservation District


This Truax FLII-812 drill can be used for no-till planting, Conservation Reserve Program establishment, pasture/hay interseeding, buffer strips and pollinator habitat seeding.

It is 12’ wide and plants 8’ wide rows with 12 disks at 8” spacing. A 50hp tractor or bigger is needed to pull the Truax which has a pin hitch. Two hydraulic hoses have pioneer ends with o-ring attachment.

To facilitate multiple types of seeds, the Truax is equipped with two hoppers:

  • Small seed box - for dense seed such as clovers, millet, ryegrass, orchard grass, alfalfa, and crested wheat.
  • Native grasses box - for lighter grasses such as brome, switchgrass, bluestem, and sideoats grama.

No Till Drill Front

RENTAL FEE: $12.00/acre; $150.00 minimum within Isanti County, $250.00 minimum outside of Isanti County.

DEPOSIT: A $150.00 security deposit is due at the time of rental.

Rental is limited to a 30 mile radius of Isanti. For safety reasons and to prevent damage, don't exceed 20mph while towing.

If you have any questions or would like to rent the drill, contact Isanti SWCD Conservation Technician, Thomas Zimmermann at 763-689-3271 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drill A   Drill B   Drill C

No TIll Drill right side   No Till Drill Disk view  



Rain Garden Information

Rain Garden Incentive Program - City of Isanti

The City of Isanti views rain gardens as a powerful tool to manage stormwater, as well as a great way to add aesthetic elements to residential lots. In order to encourage its residents to install rain gardens, the City of Isanti has the Residential Rain Garden Incentive Program. Program participants will be given tools for planning and implementing rain gardens on their property, and approved applicants will be reimbursed 50% of the cost, up to $500, for plants, soil, and other supplies to get the garden started.  Click here for more information.

2018 Annual Highlights

2018 was a busy year for Isanti SWCD. Click here to read all about our most recent Conservation programs and priorities. We would like to send out a special thank you to all our Federal,monitoring culvert sm State, and Local partners who support our mission to preserve, protect and enhance water quality, soil, and other natural resources in Isanti County. We’re already planning great things for 2019 including targeted agricultural outreach, lakeshore restorations on Green Lake, and conservation planning in the Lower St. Croix Watershed.