I drilled mine in this year because I had a "new" 750 no till drill I wanted to try out. I sure wish I had used the 1760 and planted it. I think the plants do so much better when they are spaced out a little. We got a toad strangler after I had drilled it so the south end is a wash.
I'd do a planter but it isn't critical. I think planted beans do better in comparison to drilled beans. Milo doesn't seem to have as great a variation. It is pretty picky about soil contract, though.