Lemken has announced a series of updates to its front hopper and coulter bar drilling combination, said to offer greater levels of versatility, with increased ISOBUS functionality.
The Solitair 23+ front hopper now features ISOBUS control, allowing the operator to make adjustments to the seeding rate or section control width via the MegaDrill control on the tractor terminal. As well as reducing fatigue, the company states that this can ensure the efficient use of products and reduced overlap.
When combined with the Zirkon 12 rotary harrow and the OptiDisc 25 coulter bar, the front hopper forms a compact drilling combination with improved distribution of weight, allowing smaller tractors to be used. The Solitair 23+ can be used for both seed and fertiliser, meaning it is possible to use in combination with the Azurit precision drill for maize sowing.
The latest OptiDisc 25 coulter bars will be available in 3m and 4m rigid variants, with 5m and 6m folding versions. These new folding machines feature an additional transport system, comprising support wheels that can take up to 3.5 tonnes off of the tractor’s rear axle. This locks into place and unlocks in a few simple steps.
Proven parallelogram-controlled double disc coulters are at the heart of the OptiDisc 25, with depth control rollers to maintain seed depth in both mulch and conventional operations. Coulter pressure can be mechanically or hydraulically adjusted independently of the seed depth.
The Solitair 23+ front hopper is available now, while the OptiDisc 25 will be launched in January 2022.
For more information go to www.lemken.com