Truax Company has been in business in Minneapolis, Minnesota building grass-seeding equipment since 1974. As a landscaper during the early 1970’s, Jim Truax experienced first hand the frustration of trying to plant native prairie grasses with the available equipment. These frustrations led to the design and development of the Truax Drill. Truax equipment is designed from the top down to effectively meter and plant grass seeds at the required shallow depth. TRUAX – the global leader in the manufacture of drills and planters to sow native grasses, legumes and grains has set the standard for drill features to meter and place these seeds in order to achieve optimal establishment. Customers are located in 49 of the 50 US States as well as internationally in Canada, Mexico, the Falkland Islands, Germany, Saudia Arabia, Tunisia, and South Africa.
While the initial emphasis was planting native species, the addition of the small seed box and the optional cool season/grain box gives Truax seeding equipment the capability to efficiently meter and plant most types and textures of grass, legume, wild flower, and cover crop seed. In addition, a Truax Drill will plant small grains and soybeans.
Today our product line includes: the FLEXII Series Grass Drills, FLEXII Series Grain Drills, and FLEXII Series Utility Drills for double disc Drilled seeding; the Trillion, a Pull-Type Broadcaster, and the Seed Slinger for broadcast seeding. The latest addition to our product line is the rugged Rough Rider for Drilled seeding on non-agricultural lands.
Truax Company utilizes a direct market approach between the manufacturer and the customer for both initial sales and service. This approach has been successful in helping keep customer costs down as well as keeping open a direct line of communication between the manufacturer and the end user.
Over the years Truax Company has relied on input from our customers, employees, and a group of current and former SCS/NRCS employees to make suggestions to improve our product line.