Agricultural Machinery Importers and Distributors


Tel: 01434 683 626       Cambuci, Station Road, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9PY       Fax: 01434 683 340

Mob: Charlie Halliday: 07780 928560       Email:       Mob: Robert Taylor: 07967 808285



Over the  past few years  costs have been rising for all inputs.  Economics dictate that  grass swards must be productive  so   reseeding   and   stitching  of  existing
swards is of great importance.

Slit seeding

Subject to adequate temperature, moisture is the single most
important element needed for germination.

By cutting a slit in the ground a natural moisture trap is produced
so that seed germination is maximised and the young seedling
is sheltered whilst it anchors its roots directly into the soil so
minimising losses as grazing commences.

If a slit is cut too deep the seedling can fail as it will run out of
energy and if cut too shallow then it can lose out on the
advantages of the slit, therefore good depth control is essential.

Sports fields apart, grass fields are undulating so depth control
is more difficult. Most drills have a sprung loaded system to help
cope with undulations. However the download pressures needed
or a grass drill to do its job reduces the flexibility of these
devices and can severely compromise depth control where there
are ground contours as all the weight can be concentrated over
several coulters.

Auto contour
With auto contour a secondary suspension system is incorporated to increase flexibility.
The drill frames are partitioned into 1m sections and the download
is applied to each by a hydraulic ram. The rams are linked to
each other so download per frame equalises despite undulations.
This is seen by the changing ram positions as the machine goes
down the field and proven by the consistency of the cuts.
  • The in cab control box displays feed rate, forward speed, area covered and monitors the drill to optimise performance.
  • The transparent head cap can be seen from the operators seat allowing seed flow to be observed.
  • 18/24 boron disk coulter with tungsten carbide tipped coulter (160/125mm spacing).
  • Electric fan distributed through to external central distribution unit.
  • A 300L hopper is accessed from the load platform & the unit is very simple to calibrate.
  • Tractors from 100hp.
  • Weight frames to suit popular tractor weights.
  • 14" rear roller gives depth control and tidy finish.
  • Forward speed and metering output are taken off the roller by a well protected sensor picking up bolts on the inside plate of the roller.
  • Sprung loaded eradicators
  • Larger hopper
  • Hydraulic fan
  • Farmflex roller
  • Bout markers

Sewn on 15 Sept w/18 row drill two ways.
Picture taken 19 Oct.


Same field 4th Jan.


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