Rain-Flo Model 1200 Series II Water Wheel Transplanter

Like many growers discovered, there is a difference in waterwheel planters!

The Model 1200 is a transplanter for setting plugs, pots, or bare root plants through plastic mulch.

Here’s how it works. Water from the tank is directed into the center of the planting wheel. The spikes on the planting wheel pierce the mulch and fill the hole with water, allowing the operators riding close to the row to hand set the plants into the holes at the proper depth. Up to two rows can be planted at a time. Growers are getting nearly 100% stands with this method of planting. There is no need to check plants after planting. Planting wheel can float over uneven beds and will plant on flat or raised beds.

I don’t currently have on in stock, price to order would be $1585 plus freight from PA.


The standard Model 1200 Series II has a 10 tray capacity; 15 with top tray. Four slant trays are “self-feeding”, and two 50 gallon water tanks with a flow control valve that can be controlled by the planters. Fully adjustable seats provide comfort while planting. One Planting wheel is included. A category #1 and 2 3-point hitch is standard.

Planting Wheels available in: 12″, 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 36″, 42″, 48″, 52″, 62″, 72″, (12″ D Strawberry) or super wheels below.

Super wheel sizes and spacing

Super wheel sizes and spacing

The standard spikes will plant up to 2.5″ diameter rd. or sq. pot. Custom size spikes can be ordered.

Spike Sizes for Wheels

Spike Sizes for Wheels

Compare These Features Before You Buy!

  • Compact water wheel transplanter with Category I and II 3- point hitch
  • Approximate tractor size: 35 to 60 hp
  • Field ready with one planting wheel
  • Plants bare roots, pots, and plugs
  • Capability of 8” to 16” row spacing and one or two planting wheels (Standard)
  • Two 50 gallon water tanks
  • 10 tray capacity; 15 with top tray
  • Will plant 62” row spacing (minimum)
  • Quick change planting wheel setup
  • New design seat adjustment, easy on the go adjustment!
  • Galvanized expanded metal trays


  • Extra top tray
  • Quick fill (2” quick coupler connection)
  • Trailer\3-point combination



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