Got a Project? Rent Equipment From Buncombe County
From Soil & Water Conservation:
All Buncombe County residents are eligible to rent equipment. If you're intereseted, call Soil & Water at (828) 250-4785. The following items are available to rent.
Weed Wiper: The weed wiper can be used to control invasive weeds and small brushy growth in hay and pasture fields, resulting in better stands of grass and higher productivity. The wiper can be towed to the farm using a pickup or SUV then attached to a tractor or ATV for use in the field. The wiper is 12 feet wide in the field use configuration. $30/day
No-Till Grass Drill: The Truax FlexII seed drill features double disc furrow openers and depth bands to optimize seed placement and seed to soil contact. It has multiple seed boxes allowing it to seed native fluffy seeds, cool season species, small grains, legumes, and wildflowers. Planting can be accomplished as no-till and inter-seeding in most conditions. $50 minimum or $10/acre.
Post Driver: The post driver can be used to improve existing fencing, expand pastures, and add cross fencing for rotations and will reduce labor costs and improve profitability. The unit is capable of driving up to eight inch diameter posts and has a pilot auger to use in if the soil is difficult to penetrate. $50/day