Sunflower - Model 9830NT - Air Drills
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Seed it faster, with better accuracy and control!The SF9830NT features an integrated two compartment tank and a narrow, 11.5’ (3.5 m), transport width. The brawn of the SF9830NT is the field proven, single rank, single disc opener system and the brain is the AgControl system providing product rate control of each meter shaft by section. This system delivers the precision high speed seeding performance and product rate control demanded by today’s farmers. The 175 bushel (6200 L) integrated system consists of two commodity chambers divided in a 60/40 split.
The seed is accurately metered through a stainless steel bodied venturi type metering system which provides a dedicated meter flute for each row. The ISO Task Controllers and electric meter drives provide a responsive material rate change with three section zone control and seed rate turn compensation. The SF9830NT can accurately place seeds at ground speeds far faster than competitive air seeders or conventional box drills.
- Hitch & Tongue
- Meters & Seed Delivery
- Seed Placement
- Blockage Monitor
Narrow Transport and Easy Maneuvering
The SF9830NT provides unmatched transport dimensions and field maneuverability. At 11’ 5” transport width the SF9830NT hides behind the tractor greatly increasing the safety factor during transport. Having the seed tank integrated into the frame greatly reduces the overall length as compared to a conventional air seeder/cart configuration. This compact air seeder is easy to back into those tight irregularly shape areas of a field or simply maneuver around the farmstead.
The “A-Frame” hitch and tank frame are constructed of 4”x 8” x 1/2” (10.16 x 20.32 x 1.27 cm) tube steel providing strength and rigidity. A very strong single lip Cat lV hitch and towing safety chain are included as standard equipment. The tongue is angled downward enabling the packer tires to remain on the ground when the frame is fully raised for additional flotation in soft soil conditions.
The heavy 6” x 8” (15.24 x 20.32 cm) outer and 4” x 8” (10.16 x 20.32 cm) inner main frame has the weight and strength to meet the demands of tough high speed No-Till seeding. The 1/2” (1.27 cm) thick side wall tubing will maintain the structural integrity of the frame for the life of the machine. The frames produce the weight necessary to operate effectively in most conditions; however optional frame ballast kits are available.
The integrated 60/40 split tank poly tank provides dual product capabilities. There is 175 bushel combined seed capacity or 105 / 70 bushel split for dual product. A dual product application using the 105 bu compartment for seed, the SF9830NT will continue seeding 33% longer than two major competitor’s drills offering only a mere 70 bu total tank capacity. There are product level sensors and work lights off the back. The wide ladder and railed platform provide easy access to the lids for easy safe filling.
The ISO compatible Task Controllers allow prescription seed and fertilizer application. Each seed opener has its own dedicated meter flute to provide the utmost seeding accuracy. The meter rollers are made from durable polypropylene material. The system is a Venturi meter design eliminating the need for a pressurized tank. This greatly reduces the demand on the hydraulic fan. Each roller assembly meters its assigned product to a 10’ section of the drill. Each roller is driven by a dedicated electric motor powered by the tractor’s 12 volt electric system. Electric motors are most accurate and responsive and the SF9830NT is equipped with six dedicated motors to provide sectional shut-off, seed rate turn compensation as well as the ability to provide sectional rate control as required by prescription seeding.
Wireless Blockage Monitoring
This “IAS Blockage” system was designed for the Sunflower single disc drill. Wireless sensors are installed in the runs to warn the operator if lines are plugged or slow down significantly. One sensor for every run and the system is standard equipment.