Com­pany says their seed drill han­dles a range of soil types

Irish Examiner - Farming - - TECHNOLOGY FOCUS - Stephen Cado­gan

Aitchi­son’s Seed­matic 4020C seed drill can pen­e­trate hard and rocky soil, as well as cul­ti­vated soils, said rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the New Zealand com­pany, at the Plough­ing Cham­pi­onships.

With seed ca­pac­ity of 700 litres, the drill can be used to bulk up ex­ist­ing pas­tures or sow new crops, ac­cord­ing to Aitchi­son.

It fea­tures the com­pany’s new slim­line cast­ings and in­verted T-boot, as well as a vari­able speed gear­box. Al­though they come from the other side of the world, Aitchi­son drills are fa­mil­iar to Ir­ish farm­ers, with more than 200 drills al­ready in use on Ir­ish farms.

At the Plough­ing, Aitchi­son re­vealed plans to in­crease their pres­ence in Ire­land, by a n n o u n c i n g a d i s t r i b u t o r, with an as­sem­bly and parts fa­cil­ity in the UK for back-up. Also on show at the com­pany’s stand in Tul­lam­ore was their Aitchi­son Agrispred AFS-GR460, their new­est model of ATV spreader. Aitchi­son is the first com­pany in the world to de­sign and build a tow-be­hind fer­tiliser spreader for ATV bikes. The AFS-GR460 car­ries up to 460 litres of fer­tiliser, with a low cen­tre of grav­ity for greater safety.

Aitchi­son’s Seed­matic 4020C seed drill, de­signed to pen­e­trate hard or rocky soil.

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