Cereals 2009: Folding Solitair drill and Sirius mounted sprayer

As well as the larger Karat cultivator, Lemken also had a 6m folding version of its Compact-Solitaire 9-drill.

Taking the key features from the rigid version, including the staggered hydraulically-adjustable 1.1m tyre packer and Heliodor disc unit, it is available in grain-only or seed and fertiliser options. OptiDisc coulters, which were launched last year, use a hydraulic system to ensure constant pressure results in even planting depth. For the autumn 2010 season, there will be smaller folding options available and the model at Cereals, with a 4,500-litre tank, costs about £96,189.

On the sprayer side, the company also launched its Sirius-mounted sprayer. Designed for the larger farmer and contractor, the Sirius comes in two sizes; 1860 and 2100 litres. The Sirius 7 has Lemken’s Easyspray system, whereas the Sirius 9 comes with the more sophisticated Spraydos setup, which governs application rate, is ISO-bus compliant and can be hooked up to GPS. The aluminium tubular SE boom is a new feature and folds directly behind the sprayer. Prices start from £20,828.