A new mounted disc drill has been launched by Horsch to provide a highly manoeuvrable seeding system said to be ideal for smaller and irregular fields. The new Taro HD and Taro SL drills have a 6m working width that enables them to cover the ground efficiently and are combined with a front mounted Horsch Partner hopper for a compact design.
The Taro 6 HD is equipped with a tyre packer and PowerDisc seed coulters. The packer levels and creates consistent sowing conditions in front of each coulter. The proven PowerDisc seed coulter guarantees optimum depth control, even in heavy conditions with a lot of clods, it is claimed.
The Partner front tank is available with either 1600 litre or 2200 litre capacities and optimises the weight distribution of the tractor and seeding rig. An offset method enables separate passes for tillage and sowing and offers greater sowing flexibility, especially in years with high rainfall.
The Taro SL is equipped with a RollFlex packer and third generation TurboDisc seed coulters. Additional equipment options are available to adapt the drill to the customer requirements, says Horsch.
The 3000kg deadweight is said to be low for a 6m machine. The optional selective hose system for the two distributor towers and a Partner has an electric half-width shut-off, allowing row spacing to be changed at the touch of a button from 12.5cm to 25cm or 15cm to 30cm.
The Taro 6 SL is ideal for farms that carry out a mechanical weed control with harrow and hoe and can be used in combination with a Transformer VF hoeing tool, says Horsch.
The Taro can be used solo with a front tank and three-point linkage, or in combination with a Pronto AS or a Focus with three-point linkage rack.