Weaving Machinery has announced the launch of the Mounted GD disc drill, available now and designed for farmers requiring a compact machine.
It includes a range of new features, including a tubular coulter frame to minimise material sitting on the machine and a two-section folding mechanism for easy calibration and emptying of the hopper.
“The Mounted GD was brought to the market in 2015 and has proved immensely popular, the new model has taken all of the proven features and refined them to enhance operator experience,” said Simon Weaving, sales director at Weaving Machinery.
Working widths are 3m and 4m, with an ergonomic 2,000-litre plastic tank (as seen on the Sabre range) for better weight distribution and through-flow of material. The tank includes a heavy-duty steel lid, as well as a side door for maintenance and cleaning.
It retains the GD coulter system, reportedly making it the lowest disturbance drill on the market. This has been upgraded to incorporate a gas spring, said to be more reliable than the previous hydraulic cylinders and offering more responsive and constant coulter pressure.
Seed distribution is powered by the RDS Artemis Lite control system, with electric metering, while a six-inch hydraulic fan delivers the seed to the coulters. Controls can be upgraded to ISOCAN GPS metering, with a larger interface, multiple product applications and ISOBUS compatibility.
“Every machine at Weaving is built with real farmers in mind,” added Mr Weaving. “We’re proud to support more robust performance for British farmers, with high-spec machinery that’s easy to use and maintain.”
Interested parties may also be able to apply for the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) to help with the capital cost of the GD Mounted. The order book is open now and the machine will be showcased at Cereals and Groundswell.
For more information go to www.weavingmachinery.net/