New electric drive drill

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Kuhn Farm Machinery has launched a new mechanical seed drill with electric drive. The Sitera e has a 3-metre working width with an electric motor to provide variable rate functionality through a HELICA fluted roller. 

“The addition of electric drive to the Sitera range offers easier and faster calibration on the move. This new range can be programmed using ISOBUS, the VT30 terminal or KUHN’s CCI 800 and 1200. Operators can therefore make adjustments at the push of a button rather than having to leave the cab,” explains product specialist Edd Fanshawe. 

The HELICA distribution with helical fluted roller also enables variable rate and headland shut off on the move. “Seed application rates of 1.5kg/ha to 450kg/ha of all seed varieties can be applied precisely without changing or dismantling any parts which will save time, reduce waste, and increase seed application accuracy,” he adds.

Application rate adjusted by GPS

The seed application rate modulation can be adjusted manually or automatically by GPS when using an ISOBUS terminal with TC-GEO functionality. Using section control functionality, the seed drill will also start and stop automatically by GPS on the headland.

The 3-metre machine has three models enabling operators to choose between the Suffolk coulter (3010), disc (3020) or parallelogram mounted SEEDFLEX (3030) options. “Each is compatible with the HR 1020, 1030, and 1040 series power harrows which feature a quick-release interface for fast coupling and uncoupling of the seed drill. For higher working speeds of up to 15kph on light soils and in plant residues there is also a CD 1020 seedbed cultivator option,” he concludes.

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