Weaving reckons it has come up with a belt-and-braces approach to grassland reseeds and sward rejuvenation.
The Evesham-based firm’s 3m Fenix Grass Drill features 32 discs, 405mm in diameter, spread across two rows that cut the grass open with up to 90kg of downward pressure.
A 10cm hydraulic fan blows air to the top of the coulter before releasing half of the flow, thus allowing the seed to fall freely.
An Accord system can meter seed at rates of up to 400kg/ha from the 1,000-litre hopper and rate control is via RDS’s Artemis Lite, using a GPS forward speed sensor rather than a radar unit. It’s also possible to close several outlets to drill cereals in wider rows.
The design features a rear press roller to consolidate the ground. This is made from two sizes of cast iron rings that self-clean while working to crush any remaining clods. Weaving suggests a tractor of at least 140hp on the front.
Buyers looking for more carrying capacity have the option of a new 2t front hopper with a stainless-steel double metering unit, integrated lights and a camera system.
Price for the Fenix Grass Drill is £26,800 and the front tank is £14,800.