Grease free linkage
Within the parallel linkage there is a torsion spring that can transfer additional 150 kg to each row unit. This is important when planting in min-till or no-till conditions. The torsion spring can be easily set without tools. Within the parallel linkage there are four rotation locked axles. Within the linkage there are maintenance free bushings.
All seed meters are equipped with a seed sensor. The data from the sensor is displayed on the Control-Station. The operator can have an overview of the function of the machine where bars show the precision on individual rows. It is also possible to see the precision (skips, doubles and coefficient of variation) on the Control-Station.
Since the seed meters use electrical drive it is possible to test and calibrate the seed meters before planting season starts. This can be done by testing rows individually.
The press wheel has two main tasks. The first is to stop the seed exiting the seed tube. This is achieved by moving the press wheel forward and optimizing the shape of the press wheel to fit the seed furrow. The second task is to make sure that the seed has an optimal seed-to-soil contact. A good contact with the soil ensures a rapid and even germination of the crop.
Our user friendly Control-Station is standard on all Rapid drills. Many important functions are controlled and displayed in the Control-Station. It is easily mounted in the tractor cab.
The task of the closing wheel is to close the seed furrow. The force on the closing wheels can easily be adjusted, and it is also possible to set the closing wheels off-set. It is possible to change the closing wheels to other brands since the wheels are bolted to the frame with a standard M16.
The machine is delivered with one set of seed discs for maize. It is possible to order additional seed discs developed for maize, sunflower, sorghum and soya.
All joints in the row units have easily exchangeable axles and bushings. The same grease free bushing is used in every joint in the row unit. Also the same bearing is used in the press wheels, closing wheels and gauge wheels. Keeping a minimal number of wear parts makes the service of the machine effective.
Alternator for independent power generation
The fan is connected to an alternator, thereby the machine is self-sufficient on electrical power. This means that the machine can be pulled by tractors with limited specifications.