Planting and tillage manufacturer, Flexi-Coil have added a precision disc seeder to its stable, hoping to appeal to the zero and minimum till market.
Available with tow-behind or tow-between configurations, the new 6100 Precision Disc Drill matches the capacity of the companies 60 series air cart.
Flexi-Coil territory manager for Victoria and South Australia Gilbert Gay, said the 6100 was designed to deliver good seed-to-soil contact, resulting in a fast, uniform germination across a variety of tillage systems from full-till to no-till.
"Its a bit unique and something different for us," he said.
Available in 30 foot (9.14 metres), 40 ft (12.19 m), 50 ft (15.24 m) and 60 ft (18.29 m) widths, Mr Gay said a feature of the 6100 was its flexibility for a variety of different situations.
"Every toolbar width is available with 7.5 inches (190 mm) or 10 in (254 mm) spacing," he said.
"The front or rear ranks can be easily lifted and locked up hydraulically to seed in 15 in (381 mm) or 20 in (508 mm) spacing."
Mr Gay said the vertical fold design on the planter made it the lowest transport height in the industry.
"It also has narrow widths and a single and double fold available, depending on toolbar size," he said.
"The 30ft models fold down to 3.65m, while the 40, 50 and 60ft models pack away to 5.73m."
Mr Gay said the planter featured a range of precision technologies to ensure exact seed placement, including an angled seed boot and a closing system suitable for a range of soil types.
"Its very good at placing the seed right into the trench," he said.
"It is a very simple row unit with minimal amount of working parts and grease points on it, resulting in better durability."
Mr Gay said the 6100 planter featured variable hydraulic down pressure, allowing the operator to increase and decrease the pressure from the cabin.
"It has adjustable in-field working pressures so you can preset from the monitor to suit different soil conditions in the paddock," he said.
"Three pre-sets are available so you can alter them at the touch of a button."
Mr Gay said last year the drill performed particularly well under heavy stubble.
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