Pottinger have released the latest generation of Vitasem seed drills, available as simple linkage-mounted seed drills and with the suffix M (mounted) as implement-mounted machines.
The company has created these machines ready to handle a range of farm size and their specific needs and conditions. The coulter systems ensure a neat seed slot for perfect seed placement in almost all operating conditions. Suffolk coulters, single disc coulters and double disc coulters are available with different row spacings and coulter pressures covering all requirements, depending on the machine model and equipment options.
Compared with the previous generation, the seed hopper volumes on all models have been increased by up to 25%. Capacity now ranges from 530 to 1,700 litres, depending on the model and equipment options. This ensures fewer filling intervals, shorter waiting times and ultimately an increase in output.
Their unique seed metering system is the trademark of Vitasem seed drills. To cover a wide range of applications, two completely independent metering units are combined in one system and both metering wheels are mounted on the same metering shaft. Two separate metering wheels in one system means users can switch between normal seed and small seed metering in minutes without the need for tools. A choice of reducer inserts are provided to increase seeding variability even further.
Correct calibration is essential for uniform seed distribution and consequently for homogeneous emergence. Pöttinger claim to make the calibration process easier with numerous useful features to ensure that what you want to sow actually arrives at the seed coulter.
An advantage offered is the clear view into the calibration trays during the calibration precess. This means that the metering rate of each row can be seen and immediately readjusted if a metering unit is set incorrectly, increasing flexibility during the calibration process.
Vitasem M 3000 and Vitasem M 4000 implement-mounted seed drills are agrirouter-compatible with an optional electric metering drive.