Latest Vredo overseeder doubles seed quantity

Vredo’s latest Agri Air overseeder can handle double the quantity and a greater variety of seed, says UK importer JC Machinery.

It comes with the same large pneumatic seed hopper as the existing Vredo Agri Twin overseeder and is available in 4.4m and 5.8m working widths and with hydraulic pneumatic seed distribution.

Doubling the seed capacity (450 litres instead of 220 litres) and using a hydraulically driven fan instead of an electrically powered one enables the Air to handle other seed types (such as rye or barley) which are increasingly sown as green manure in existing grass or stubble.

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The increased airflow helps these heavier seeds to be evenly distributed to the overseeding disc-pairs.

The overseeders are also equipped with the firm’s proven dual-disc system which are said to deliver a germination rate of 96%. The pairs of discs, set 7.5cms apart, guide seed into a V-shaped slit in to the sward.

The seed is then covered with soil to protect it from external predators and extreme weather conditions helping get a quick germination and deep rooting of the injected seed.