Here at Thurston Conservation District we have our boots on the ground throughout Thurston County, and we listen to the needs of our community. The community members we work with consistently share with our team that funding is one of the largest obstacles for managing their soil and water resources, as well as a major obstacle for starting a farm operation or implementing a habitat restoration project. One way Thurston CD serves our community is to offset these high costs with an equipment rental program. We strive to rent out specific equipment not available from another source in the community.

Looking to rent our nutrient spreading equipment? Click here.

Equipment Rental Procedure

  1. Fill out the below form to indicate which equipment and what dates you are interested in using it. Please note, renters pick-up the equipment the day prior to their usage and hand-off the day after – please pick the days you intend to use the equipment.
  2. Our Administrative Assistant, Leah Kellogg, will contact you directly to confirm dates and proceed with user agreement and invoice for payment.
  3. Once Thurston Conservation District has received payment we will put you in contact with the previous renter. You and the previous renter will arrange the transfer of equipment. You will also be put in touch with the renter after you so that everyone has enough time to arrange handoffs.
  4. Before assuming possession of the equipment, please fill out a Damage Report showing all previous dings, scrapes and damage with anything not previously noted.
  5. Send Damage Report Form to Leah prior to using the equipment. This may include sending photos. If no damage report is sent, TCD will assume there were no damages to report. This may be sent via email or phone – or 360-742-2217 (cell)
  6. Once you receive the equipment, please clean it according to the bio-safety cleaning procedures that will have been sent to you and are provided in a binder with the equipment.
  7. You will need to arrange the transfer of equipment with the next renter. Please ensure you have cleaned the equipment thoroughly according to the bio-safety procedures before handing off. A cleaning fee may be charged if you do not.
  8. Call Leah and confirm you have transferred the equipment to the next renter – (360) 754-3588 ext.100 or 360-742-2217 (cell). If the equipment is not transferred to another renter within 7 days of your rental, you are responsible for returning the equipment to our storage facility in Rochester, WA.

Available Equipment

Looking for our manure spreaders, drop, or spin spreaders? We’ve transitioned these pieces of equipment to be a part of our soil health program and the rental procedure has changed. You can find information about how to rent our spreaders here or contact Leah Kellogg at or (360) 754-3588 ext. 100.

Featherman Poultry Processing Equipment – 2 units

$30 per day of use


Equipment is transported in a small enclosed trailer and includes cones, kill tree, scalder, and plucker. We have cones appropriate for processing chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. You provide the propane. Requires 2 people to carry due to bulk and weight. The trailer hitch is a 2″ ball and it’s light enough to be hauled by most sedans. 

New to processing poultry? Checkout these step-by-step videos and learn how to setup, use and eviscerate your birds!

Shoulder Broadcast Spreader

$5 per use – Up to 1 week rental

This light weight seed spreader can be carried over your shoulder. This is ideal for backyard gardeners who want to seed, fertilize, or amend a small patch of land. It comes with an adjustable spread flow control so you can use it on different size seeds. The bag can hold up to 25 lbs.

Weed Wrench

$5 per use – Up to 1 week rental

The Weed Wrench is an easy-to-use tool for removing unwanted woody plants on your property. In our area it is mostly used for Scotch Broom removal. We have four available. Rental fee waived for partner and non-profit restoration projects.

Shovels & Pruners

$5 per use – Up to 1 week rental


Have a large job and need several shovels and/or pruners to do the work? TCD can help! We have several of each to help out with those bigger projects. Multiple quantities can be rented.

Interested in learning more about our equipment rental program?

Leah Kellogg
Administrative Assistant
(360)754-3588 ext. 100
(360)742-2217 (cell)

You can also use our contact form.