Grimme UK, the distributor for Stanhay, will demonstrate the latest advancements in precision drilling at this year’s British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day. Visitors to the event, held at West Knapton on the 7th of October, will be the first to see the new X Series.
The range comprises the X10 and X30, the latter of which will take centre stage on the Grimme UK stand. Both models share the same chassis, with the X10 being a dedicated single line row unit while the X30 is a multi-line machine capable of seeding one to four lines of seed from each row.
While they are predominantly designed to plant vegetables, flowers, herbs and salads, the X Series can also handle asparagus, brassicas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, oilseed rape, parsnips, peas, sugarbeet, swede, and wheat, alongside others.
“The X10 and X30 represent a massive jump forward in drill technology,” said Rob Wilkinson, vegetable product specialist at Grimme UK. “Stanhay have re-engineered the seed release system to improve accuracy and added mechanical clutches on each row. The latch-up system is incredibly simple, and the X Series offer infinite and simple coulter depth control. We are really looking forward to introducing the X Series to visitors to this year’s British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day.”
The machines are also available with a series of options, including pre-coulter trash cutting discs, rear-wheel rakes to prevent capping, the DiscEye metering unit camera system and ISOBUS electric drive, complete with variable rate and section control.
Grimme UK’s Stanhay specialist, Thom Graham, believes the X Series will be very popular with UK growers. “Stanhay is the leader in precision drilling, and the X Series is the result of significant investment and development work, based on customer feedback based on extensive use in the field. We are so confident in the advanced features found in the X10 and X30 that we have entered the X Series into the Innovation Awards that will be revealed at the demonstration day.”