GRIMME UK showcase Stanhay’s x series at the British Carrot Growers Association demonstration day

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Stanhay and its UK distributor, GRIMME UK, are set to unveil the latest advancements in precision drilling at this year’s British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day.

Visitors to the West Knapton event on 7th October will be the first to see Stanhay’s new X Series.

The X Series comprises the X10 and the X30, with the latter taking centre stage on GRIMME UK’s stand.

Developed over five years, the X Series rationalises Stanhay’s range, building upon the company’s field-proven air metering system and taking the best features from across the different models. 

Both models share the same chassis, with the X10 being a dedicated single line row-unit offering an economical solution for growers who do not need multi-line performance. The X30 is a multi-line row-unit capable of seeding one to four lines of seed from each row. 

Predominately designed to plant vegetables, flowers, herbs and salads, the X Series can handle a broad range of seeds, including asparagus, brassicas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, oilseed rape, parsnips, peas, sugarbeet, swede, and wheat to name but a few.

Both the X10 and X30 have been designed to allow easy and precise adjustment to give uniform seed depth and soil contact, ensuring regular and even germination in all soil conditions.

“The X10 and X30 represent a massive jump forward in drill technology,” says Rob Wilkinson, Vegetable Product Specialist at GRIMME UK. Stanhay have re-engineered the seed release system to improve accuracy and added mechanical clutches on each row. The latch-up system is incredibly simple, and the X Series offer infinite and simple coulter depth control. We are really looking forward to introducing the X Series to visitors to this year’s British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day.”

Stanhay is also offering a range of optional extras for the X Series, including pre -coulter trash cutting discs; rear-wheel rakes to prevent capping; ‘DiscEye’ Metering unit camera monitoring system; and its ISOBUS electric drive complete with vari-rate and section control functionality. The X10 and X30 can also be configured to suit almost any grower requirement on both rigid and folding frames.

GRIMME UK’s Stanhay specialist, Thom Graham, believes the X Series will be very popular with UK growers. “Stanhay is the leader in precision drilling, and the X Series is the result of significant investment and development work, based on customer feedback based on extensive use in the field. We are so confident in the advanced features found in the X10 and X30 that we have entered the X Series into the Innovation Awards that will be revealed at the demonstration day.” 

To find out more about the X Series from Stanhay, visit GRIMME UK’s stand at the British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day, look at www.stanhay.com or call Tom on 01205 822 300.

 

 

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