NZ Lifestyle Block - - Plants With A Purpose -

THE PLANTEC ONE plants out con­tainer-grown seedlings fast and pre­cisely, and can be tai­lored to suit your re­quire­ments and ter­rain.

It’s made by SFOGGIA, Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­ers of pre­ci­sion me­chan­i­cal seed drills, veg­etable planters and pre­ci­sion trans­planters. SFOGGIA cre­ate ma­chines to suit any farmer or grower’s needs.

The Plantec One is a trac­tor-drawn planter de­signed to plant con­tain­ers up to 7cm through mulch (plas­tic, bio plas­tic or pa­per). A seated op­er­a­tor places the seedling in the cups as they ro­tate. While closed and hold­ing the seedling, the beak-shaped cup pushes into the soil, pierc­ing the mulch (if present). The cup opens and then lifts out of the soil, leav­ing the seedling in place. A cou­ple of rub­ber wheels that fol­low im­me­di­ately press the soil around the seedling root­ball, en­sur­ing the seedling is planted firmly.

Pro­duc­tion/hour can be up to 3000 plants per unit.

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