Horsch has added a new model at the base of the Focus TD strip-till drill range to extend its appeal outside of large arable enterprises.
The 3m version carries a 3,500-litre steel tank with a 60/40 partition and can be specced with a 400-litre Mini Drill hopper mounted on the drawbar for small seeds or microgranular fertiliser.
Soil-working components start with two rows of Terra Grip spring-loaded tines to provide an element of deep loosening.
However, the tine cultivation frame can be replaced with the firm’s Disc System to create a compact rotary disc harrow.
This is followed by a bank of levelling and mixing discs, but these can also be swapped for a crumbling unit designed to form a finer tilth in medium and heavy soils.
Ground is then pressed by a 1m-diameter mid-packer before the seed is laid.
Most models are likely to be specced with Horsch’s more precise Turbo Disc openers, but the company also offers a Turbo Edge tine coulter that is better suited to dealing with heavy soils or those with lots of surface trash.
The 3m Focus TD is available in two formats – a 10-row version with 300mm spacings that costs £59,950 or 20 rows for £63,550.