HORSCH will present their new Joker RT and updated Pronto DC units at Agritechnica 2019 in Germany next month.
The company says the new generation Joker RT trailed compact disc harrow has a new design for increased flexibility. Available in 5m and 6m working widths, the Joker RT (pictured above) features the DiscSystem with 52cm discs as before, but their arrangement has been changed for improved operation.
“The discs are serrated for aggressive working and a good penetration of the soil, and their position has been optimised improve working quality,” said the company. “The discs are arranged in pairs on the suspension, providing a large clearance for harvest residues and are equipped with a maintenance-free, well-proven and solid bearing. The soil adaption and the stone protection of the Joker RT are carried out via the well-proven rubber bearing.”
The updated Pronto DC disc drill includes a new TurboDisc 3 coulter, new PowerDisc parallelogram coulter and the addition of RowControl.
“The new TurboDisc 3 double disc coulter builds on the proven capabilities of the previous generations to achieve a perfect seed placement for an even broader range of requirements and soils,” said the company. “During the development stage the main focus was on precision and stability. An almost invisible component, the inside scraper, was carefully optimised to increase operational reliability in extreme conditions.
“The new PowerDisc parallelogram coulter is ideal for difficult conditions and provides precise seed placement even on coarse seedbeds. The double disc coulter is equipped with very large bearings designed to be extremely stable and durable. Experience from the Maestro single grain seed drills has been built on and similar to the Pronto’s well-proven TurboDisc coulter, two seed coulters run behind one tyre of the packer.
“The SectionControl distributor tower RowControl with single row shut-off is now available for the Pronto DC, making overlaps and seeding windows a thing of the past. This saves seed, fertiliser and micro-granular compound. Tramlines can be created in any row and the track-spacing and track width can be produced in every combination.”