Now without tillage tools Pottinger launch Terrasem Classic:

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Pöttinger  has extended its range of Terrasem mulch seed drills with the Classic series. Because they are fitted without tillage tools, they are easy to pull and deliver a high output. The Classic machines are available with working widths of between 4.0 and 9.0 metres.

The low power requirement of the new Terrasem Classic and Terrasem Fertiliser Classic (with direct fertilisation) makes these machines easy to pull and cost effective to operate.

The prerequisite for the Terrasem Classic is a well-prepared seedbed. The seed can then be placed with the level of perfection required. The proven tyre packer provides the necessary consolidation ahead of the coulter to create perfect germination conditions for the seed. Consolidation is necessary because the soil has been loosened many times and needs to be connected to the moist subsoil.

The Dual Disc coulter features two discs with a single coulter mounted on a parallel linkage that places the seed in the soil at precisely the right water-bearing level. The appropriate pressure is applied to the coulter to ensure the seed is deep enough to last the germination process, even in areas of low precipitation or extended phases of dry weather.

High output is optimised by the large seed hopper with a volume of 3,000 litres on machines up to a working width of 6 metres, or 3,950 litres if the machine is equipped with a hopper extension. On the machines with a working width between 8.0 and 9.0 m metres and on all Terrasem Fertilzer Classic seed drills, the seed hopper has a volume of 4,000 litres, or an impressive 5,100 litres with hopper extension.

In addition to the classic processes of sowing cereals and small seed material, the Terrasem Classic is also capable of applying fertiliser between the seed slots. Using the Fertilizer Pro coulter, fertiliser is deposited during the drilling process for demanding applications. The line of fertiliser is deposited between two rows of seeds and the placement depth can be infinitely adjusted hydraulically.

The front board ensures perfect levelling when used in ploughed fields. Spring-loaded track eradicators are provided to loosen and break up hard and compacted tractor wheel marks.

 

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