KRM - Model 2311 - Double Disc Drill
From Sola Drill
The Double Disc and press wheel arrangement of this drill ensure accurate seen placement in the toughest of conditions. Available in 4, 4.5, 4.8, 5 and 6 meter working widths. The 799 can be used as a solo drill or fitted with a cultivator for increased versatility.
- The KRM 2311 Soladrill quality sowing means better germination and more even emergence, using less horsepower,less fuel and in less time for significant crop establishment cost savings.
- The leading disc design of KRM's double disc coulter allows the coulter to cut through soil and crop residue more easily than coulters where the disc's are nose to nose. This design also minimises the risk of hair pinning and trapping stones etc between the disc's. The narrow angle of the two disc's reduces the coulters foot print meaning less coulter pressure is required and higher forward speeds can be achieved.
- The coulter bar is mounted to the chassis of the drill via a parallel linkage, this arrangement ensures that each row of disc's runs at precisely the same depth.
- Each coulter unit is mounted on a parallel linkage to the coulter bar with the facility to adjust the coulter pressure.
- The pressure on each press wheel can easily be adjusted to suit the conditions. The contour following ability of the press wheels ensures a constant drilling depth is maintained despite variations in soil type, essential where several soil types are present within the same field.
- The solatronic control box monitors all key areas of sowing including; forward speed, area sown, fan speed, hopper level and tramline management.
- Further details of this and other electronic solution for variable rate drilling can be found
- When on a tramline bout the tramline valves save seed back to the tank, preventing over sowing and ensuring a clean start to each tramline. As standard two shutoffs are used per wheeling, three can be specified to accommodate large/flotation tyres.
- The tramlining sequence is advanced automatically when the operator moves the markers. The angle of the large diameter marker disc's can be adjusted to ensure a clear mark is left in difficult seed beds. Rear fold markers are standard on 6m drills.
- The position of the metering unit makes calibration and rate setting simple. Rather than being tucked under the center of the hopper the metering unit is located at the front left hand corner greatly improving access.
- The central metering unit offers precise control of sowing rate from 2 to 400kg/ha and ensures even seed spacing. The seed is metered into a high speed air stream then distributed to the individual coulters. This unit offers easy calibration, simple setting and fast hopper emptying.
- Drive for the metering unit is supplied by a shaft from one of the drills flotation wheels ensuring constant drive and a clean start/stop to each bout. Accurate calibration is performed simply by turning the wheel and collecting the metered seed.
- Two rows of staggered following harrow tines leave a level seedbed. The maximum working depth of the tines can be adjusted as can tine pressure and angle.