Drills kinder on seeds

31 January 1997

Drills kinder on seeds

A NEW range of precision drills has been launched by Danagri.

The Centra 2000 drills, which are available in four- to 18-row versions, employ internally fed cell wheels to meter the seed. Each wheel has five cells with long lead-in grooves, and as the wheel rotates seed is picked up by the groove and fed into the cell.

When the seed arrives at its planting position an ejector wheel runs down the groove and pushes the seed out. Seed spacing is determined by altering the speed of the cell wheel – a 24-speed gearbox is provided.

Danagri claims internal feed results in fewer damaged seeds than the more usual external feed system.

Planting depth is controlled through the adjustment of the parallel linkage positioned between the front and rear press wheels.

Options include a mulching kit for direct drilling, finger press wheels and wide or narrow solid rubber ribbed press wheels. Price of a basic six-row Centra 2000 starts at £6750. &#42

Danagris new precision drill – the Centra 2000. Seed metering is via an internally fed cell wheel system – a system claimed to result in fewer damaged seeds.

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