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Horsch is to introduce its first disc direct drill, the Avatar SD, available in 4, 6 and 12m working widths. It uses a single disc coulter, pressurised to 200 kg for improved soil penetration with a following press wheel to close the seed furrow and consolidate the seed row. Arrangement of the SingleDisc coulters is in two bars and is said to reduce power requirement.
Hopper and metering systems are taken from the Pronto DC and tank capacity is 1,500 litres for the 4m wide model, 3,500 litres for the 6m version and 12,000 litres for the 12m wide machine.
Row spacings are 16.7 cm (6 m) and 20 cm (4 and 12 m version). Control and monitoring of the machine is carried out via a standard IsoBus terminal.
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Opico will show a new combination of the He-Va Disc Roller and Variocast 16 designed to establish cover crops.
The Disc Roller’s two rows of discs and V profile press are designed to shallow cultivate and consolidate at speed providing the perfect shallow stale seedbed for blackgrass control, says the firm.
The Variocast 16 small seed broadcaster with 400 litre hopper has now been integrated into the design allowing farmers to optimise the timing of cover crop establishment.
Dale Drills will introduce a new 12m version of its flagship Eco Drill. With a daily output of 100 hectares, the new model needs a tractor of 240-300hp to pull it.
Low draught, 12mm wide, long-life tungsten carbide tipped boron steel tines are designed to cause minimal disturbance, helping to maintain good soil structure.
The drill’s outer sections fold hydraulically, giving a transport width of just under 3m, with a height of 3.95m. The Eco Max comes with a 5,500 litre hopper – the equivalent of about four tonnes – which can be split between seed and fertiliser.
Amazone will launch the eight-row production version of the ED03 precision seeder previewed last spring, with hydraulic singulatin and electric fertiliser metering drives.
Seeding unit capacity is increased by 25 per cent, bringing them to 60 litres, and the ED now features individual row shut-off, giving automatic switching on and off of the sowing units via GPS-Switch.
The ED range also now offers IsoBus communication and can be used with the firm’s Amatron 3, CCI 100 or Amapad terminals as well as any other IsoBus compatible terminal.
Vaderstad will show a number of updates to the Tempo V precision drill, available in seven different models up to 12 rows.
A new aluminium seed meter features an emptying hatch for easy cleaning when changing crops while a fertiliser hopper with a capacity of 350kg/ha will also be available.