Monosem will be highlighting the flexibility of its precision seed drill range, as well as the new electric drive system it launched earlier this year.
The company has a long-standing reputation for producing quality drills and its customers are increasingly using one machine to establish a range of different crops, as Steve Twist, MD of UK importer Toucan Farm Machinery, explains:
“We have many customers who sow sugar and fodder beet early in the spring, and then move on to sow forage and biogas maize. Others are also using them to sow other crops than benefit from their precise seed placement, such as oilseed rape.
“Being able to sow a range of crops from a single drill reduces capital employed, and helps reduce working and maintenance costs”.
The electric drive system will enable operators to manage seed rates on the move, and raise them in rows alongside tramlines to compensate for the missing plant rows.
An additional benefit of the electronic system over the standard mechanical version is that it contains fewer moving or working parts, which reduces maintenance requirements and costs:
“Many growers want to manage seed rates across the field to compensate for changes in soil type. This system enables them to do that ‘on the move’ from the tractor cab, which makes the job much simpler and quicker”, says Steve:
“The system also includes Section Control, which uses GPS to automatically switch rows off as they run onto headlands, so they don’t over-drill the crop. It is fully ISOBUS (ISO11783) compatible offering Virtual Terminal (VT), Section Control (SC) and Task Control (TC), and being AEF compliant.