1996 - Volume #20, Issue #2, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
AGCO Air Planter Handles Corn,Beans, Wheat
"It offers the precise seed placement and depth control of a conventional planter with the narrow-row capability of a grain drill," says sales engineer Gary Hamilton. "It eliminates the need to own both a planter and a drill."
Key to success is the planter's detachable "interplant bar," Hamilton notes. It attaches in 10 or 15 minutes to the base (30-in.) planter to plant corn, soybeans, wheat and other crops in 10-in. rows.
The planter units are hydraulically driven offering an infinitely variable seed adjustment. Rates can be adjusted up or down by 20% on-the-go.
The planter has two air blowers - one for seed delivery from the 35 bu. hopper to the row units and the other to run the metering system.
One key feature is that the air systems operate on positive air pressure, requiring much less hydraulic power to operate than other air metering systems, he adds.
The planters feature a 7 in. sq. mainframe, dual "walking beam" wheels, and electronic in-cab seed monitoring.
Options include dual angled rubber or cast press wheels and tillage coulters for the row units. Also, liquid or granular fertilizer attachments for row units and on-board brush auger.
Two models available. Model 6818 6-row (30-in.) with 18-row (10-in.) interplant capability. Model 6824 8-row with 24-row interplant capability.
Base 6818 starts in the mid $30,000's. Base 6824 starts in mid $40,000's.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, AGCO, 4830 River Green Parkway, Duluth, Ga. 30136-2584 (ph 770 813-9200; fax 6158).
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