Tillage Live: Amazone offers air-seeder unit

Amazone now has its own air-seeder unit for growers wanting to establish rape and grass seed off the back of cultivators and sub-soilers.

Previously the company offered a full-width seeder box, but the lower cost of a pneumatic unit and the fact that there are no issues with ensuring seed is evenly levelled out across the full width of the hopper means it is more popular with customers, according to the company.

As with Opico’s Hatzenbichler seeders, it uses interchangeable fluted rollers to meter out seed and can run from rates of 1kg/ha up to 20kg/ha. Seen at Tillage fitted to a tined pan-buster/power-harrow combination, the Greendrill costs £4,360 with electric radar controlled metering.