The Grain Drill

Facts and information about the grain drill

The first drill was made in 1841 by William Pennocks

The first drills help speed up the process of puttin seed in the ground

It got the seed deeper in the ground which helped them get to more moisture

The drill slowly started to change over the years to adapt to the changing times.


They started to be made of thicker steel, adapted to pull behind the tractor, and to be able to plant many more rows.

The grain drill over the years has changed a lot from its start and is very helpful in the farming and agricultural world