Grimme has launched a new compact four-row potato planter for growers looking to combine cultivating and planting in the same pass. Called the GL 420 Exacta, it can also be fitted with a Grimme RT300 rotary tiller or Amazone power harrow.
The 2t bunker is positioned directly above the cultivator to help keep the working elements compact, says the company, as well as giving the operator good visibility from the cab. During transport the planter is carried on the tractor’s linkage and 140hp is required to pull it.
Accurate planting is maintained by hydraulically driven planting elements that work in the forward direction and are constantly filled from sensor-controlled filling elevators. Optional extras include a shaping board or cage roller as well as a carrier roller in front of the cultivator.