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Horse-Drawn Broadcast Seeder
A single-horse, broadcast seeder from Schaff mat Päerd (SmP) is designed to be easy on the horse while accurately spreading seed. The Belgian non-profit company is known for its uniquely designed horse-drawn equipment.
    The seeder is about 13 ft. wide with a seed hopper integrated into the tubular steel frame. The narrow 36-in. pneumatic wheels create minimal rolling resistance. The wheels are fitted with a double chain drive that ground-drives the transmission.
    “Our research found that more than half the draft force is needed to overcome resistance in the transmission and the seeding mechanism, even when seed is not passing through,” says Paul Schmit, Schaff mat Päerd. “Actual seeding requires a relatively small proportion of additional total draft force.”
The hopper is equipped with an agitator shaft for an even flow of seed through the fluted-wheel seeding shaft to the 33 outlet tubes. A notched and numbered setting wheel on the right side of the seed hopper makes for easy seeding rate adjustments.
    The setting wheel engages the threaded end of the fluted wheel seeding shaft, enlarging or reducing the outlet cross section.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Schaff mat Päerd, 27, rue de Brouch, L-7481 Tuntange, Luxembourg (schaffmatpaerd@pt.lu; www.schaffmatpaerd.com).

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2