Pottinger has tweaked the format of its two popular drill models to make them suitable for a broader range of establishment methods.
The high-output Terrasem is now available in a stripped-down Classic guise without any cultivating elements at the front, which makes it easier to pull on tilled ground. Instead, soil-working components lead with a levelling board and tyre packer to prepare cultivated ground in front of the Dual disc coulters.
Models are available in widths from 4m to 9m. The smaller units up to 6m get a 3,000-litre hopper, while the bigger 8m and 9m machines have a 3,950-litre capacity, and they can all be ordered fertiliser-ready.
Meanwhile, Pottinger’s mounted Aerosem drill now comes in two wider formats – 4m and 5m – that feature hydraulic folding wings and a front-mounted seed hopper.
Both can be coupled to the firm’s Lion 103 C folding power-harrow, which carries a shorter headstock to transfer more weight onto the tractor. There are two hopper options – a standard 1,700-litre model and a high-capacity 2,300-litre variant.
A single seed metering unit is standard, but the new drills can also be specced with a dual system, dubbed Single Shoot, that allows the operator to lay seed and fertiliser in the same slot.