German firm Agrokraft has been building cultivation equipment and drills in Cologne for the past 15 years and has recently introduced a one-pass strip-till maize planter.
Each of the air-suspended coulters has a series of components to cut the opening slot, clean the row of trash and cultivate in 70cm bands.
A row of planter units from Precision Planting are mounted directly behind the cultivator sections to establish the crop. A version with 28cm rows is also available for planting cereal crops.
The eight-row machine pictured weighs 10t and requires about 315hp to pull it.
Prices are not yet available, but buyers can expect it to be about 20% higher than an equivalent Commander model.