Important Update

 

Thurston Conservation District is committed to doing our part for our community and the wellness of our employees, board of supervisors, and volunteers. To continue contributing to wellness the Equipment Rental Program is now organized to meet social distancing guidelines. Equipment is being transferred from one community member to the next with strict biosecurity procedures in place and no contact from TCD staff.

Here at Thurston Conservation District we have our boots on the ground throughout Thurston County, and we listen to the needs of our community members. The landowners and land managers 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 and keeping it financially viable. One way Thurston CD serves our community is to offset these high costs with an equipment rental program.


Questions:

Leah Kellogg
Administrative Assistant
tcdadmin@thurstoncd.com
(360)754-3588, ext. 100

Rental Equipment Procedure

1. Call Leah Kellogg (Administrative Assistant) at 360-754-3588 ext.100 to check rental equipment availability and get scheduled on the calendar.
2. Leah will send a web form via email that will ask you a series of questions and have you agree to the Terms & Condition for use.
3. You will receive an invoice in your email to complete rental payment. Once Thurston Conservation District has received payment we will put you in contact with the previous renter.
4. If you have questions about how to fill out the web form or the payment process contact Leah Kellogg, 360-754-2588 ext.100.
5. You and the previous renter will arrange the transfer of equipment.
6. After you receive the equipment please fill out a Damage Report showing all previous dings, scrapes and damage.
7. Send Damage Report Form to Leah prior to using the equipment.
8. Once you are finished using the equipment you will be put in contact with the next renter. You will need to arrange the transfer of equipment with the next renter.
9. Call Leah and confirm you have transferred the equipment to the next renter.

Available Equipment:

Spin Spreader
$25 per use – Up to 1 week rental

This spin spreader is available year-round. Capacity is approximately 350 lbs. It requires a tractor with a PTO hitch. It can be used to spread commercial fertilizer (no manure). 

 

 

Lime Spreader
$25 per use – Up to 1 week rental

The drop spreader is available year-round, but lime application has the most benefit when applied in the fall. Capacity is approximately 400 lbs. and spread width is just over 4 feet. It is small enough to be pulled by a garden tractor or quad.  It has a slow moving vehicle emblem and can legally be towed down the road, but it must be driven at speeds under 45mph.

 

 

Featherman Poultry Processing Equipment
$30 per day of use

Equipment 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.

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

 

Ground-Driven Manure Spreader
$50 per use – Up to 1 week rental

The manure spreader is available April 1st -September 31st. These dates are subject to change due to weather patterns. Capacity is 18 cubic feet. The manure spreader can be pulled by a lawn tractor with at least 13 hp. A quad or pick up truck will work as well. It is transported on a trailer, which we provide.

 

Large Ground-Driven Manure Spreader
$50 per use – Up to 1 week rental

The manure spreader is available April 1st -September 31st. These dates are subject to change due to weather patterns. Capacity is 25 cubic feet. It is transported on a trailer, which we provide.

 

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

*Not available to rent at this time

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

*Not available to rent at this time

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.