Great Plains 3P1006NT
See also: Great Plains 3P1006NT
The Great Plains 3P1006NT is a Sowing Machine available in Farming Simulator 17. It can sow Wheat, Barley, Canola, Soybean, Oilseed Radish, and Grass. The Great Plains also has the capability of fertilizing as it sows crops.
In order to plant crops, the Great Plains 3P1006NT must be hitched behind a tractor. It has a Three-point hitch, which can be attached to any tractor in the game.
Furthermore, before it can start sowing, the Great Plains must be filled with seeds. This can be done at the Seed Pallets at your farm. Drive the Great Plains up to the pallets, and hit the key to start filling. Filling will stop if you hit the key again, drive away from the pallets, or when the tank is full. The Great Plains 3P1006NT can hold up to 1200 liters of seeds. The Great Plains will not operate without seeds, unless using a Hired Worker (more on this below).
After attaching the Great Plains 3P1006NT to a tractor, it must be towed to the field, lowered, and activated. Although the shop claims that this tractor requires 74 kW / 100 hp to operate, this is actually more of a suggestion. Any tractor in the game can activate the device. However, you may need a tractor with at least this much power to comfortably tow it once activated.
When activated and dragged across a field, The Great Plains will sow the selected crop type on any valid patch of field it passes over. While working, the Great Plains enforces a speed limit of 15 km/h.
The Great Plains has a working width of 3.0 meters. Like all other Sowers, the Great Plains 3P1006NT will only sow seeds when it passes over a patch of field that is cultivated but not currently sown, nor growing any kind of plant (including the plant that the Great Plains is trying to sow). It will ignore "invalid" patches entirely. This ensures that the Great Plains 3P1006NT does not waste seeds unnecessarily.
You may use a Hired Worker to operate the Great Plains 3P1006NT. If you choose to allow the Hired Worker to purchase seeds, he will do so in addition to the hourly wage. This option can be turned off and will force the worker to use the seed already in the Great Plains. Hired Workers will rarely miss any part of the field while working. Note that Hired Workers will not refuse to work an already-sown field. They may end up going over the entire field, trying to find patches of cultivated, unsowed land.