Grimme UK is heading out on the road to showcase its latest version of the GL 420 Exacta potato planter, which offers four-row planting in 90cm row widths and reported true one-pass combination planting.
The roadshow, or #RowShow2022, will start in the south of England and work its way north over the coming months, giving as many growers as possible the chance to see the new cup planter in action.
Like the previous two, four, six and eight-row cup planters, the machine offers accurate placement with variable rate control. It also includes the latest Grimme i-Systems technology, including Clever Planting, which calculates the optimum planting space, and section control.
Soil cultivation elements are integrated in the form of the GR 360 tine tiller and in-furrow chemical treatments are possible via the dedicated liquid and granular applicators.
“With everything that is going on at the moment, crop establishment costs and soil conservation are increasingly important for UK potato growers. By offering four-row combination planting, the GL 420 Exacta lowers these costs as it requires fewer passes to establish the crop, and thanks to its compact design, it is easy and quick to manoeuver,” said Tom Goose, sales manager at Grimme UK.
“We are really looking forward to touring the country and showing the GL 420 Exacta to growers. It’s been a long time since we have been able to organise events such as this, so we expect the #RowShow2022 to be incredibly popular, and it will be great to show growers the unique capabilities of our latest planter.”
Growers wanting to attend #RowShow2022 should contact their local Grimme dealer or go to www.grimme.com