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Irish No-Till Drill Now Made In US
FARM SHOW was on hand in the fall of 1977 to witness the first U.S. field demonstration of a new, highly touted European no-till drill that had just won the "machine of outstanding merit" award at England's Royal Agricultural Show. Our conclusion after seeing it work: "One of the best new no-till drills we'd ever seen."
Since our last report, the Moore Uni-Drill from Northern Ireland has been licensed to Kelley Manufacturing Co., in Tifton, Georgia. The firm is now building the unique drill to the specifications of the original Moore drill.
"We will be offering it nationwide through our dealer network and distributors, all of whom will stock parts and offer service on all units sold,"
Maylon Nicholson, KMG advertising director, told FARM SHOW.
The drill, to be sold under the name KMC Uni-Drill, will continue to be available in 10-ft. widths with special hitches available to gang two or four drills together. The drill weighs 4,500 lbs with 25 bu. front seed boxes and is available with an optional fertilizer box.
Probably the most unique feature of the drill is its simple, exclusive method of manually transferring weight from the coulters to the discs, or vice versa, to provide precision depth control in sod, stubble, stalks or other conditions.
The drill provides once-over seeding without cultivation in sod, stubble or stalks, yet works equally well in cultivated soil. The drill also gives good performance in uneven terrain, thanks to its spring mounted discs and coulters which follow ground contour independently. They also ride over stones.
The Uni-Drill is lifted in and out of working position hydraulically and seeds from 2 lbs. to 400 lbs. per acre. Row spacings are 6 1/2, 10, 12, 13, 19 1/2 and 26 in.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kelley Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 1467, Tifton, Ga. 31794 (ph 912 382-9393).

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