The u-drill plus compliments the product group of the trailed seed drill combination, u-drill, available in 3.0m, 4.0m rigid and 4.0m and 6.0m folding to carry out seedbed preparation, levelling, reconsolidation, seeding and pressing in one pass. The “plus” stands for the extra feature of the grain and fertiliser version to apply either grain and fertiliser or, alternatively, two different sorts of seeds at the same time. This has been achieved by the divided hopper equipped with two metering devices.
In order to balance the shorter vegetation phase, the phosphoric fertiliser application supports the initial germination and development of the plants in the most efficient way. In trials of spring sown crops, yields have shown increases up to 25% compared to crops where the fertiliser has been applied by other methods.
In addition, in current farming processes flexibility and strong performance are requested since the application of two different seeds in one pass has become more and more popular. The second crop mainly developing after the harvesting of the main crop.
Depending on the working width, the hopper capacity is either 3000l (3m and 4m) and 4350l (6m). The hopper of the rigid u-drill plus is divided lengthwise and the two metering devices are accordingly positioned either side. The proportion is 40 : 60.
The Kverneland u-drill plus is able to deliver fertiliser application rates up to 400kg/ha and 15kph. The pressurised hopper system of the u-drill 6m fold ensures that these rates are maintained even under the most difficult conditions.
|Working Width||Row distance (cm)||Weight (kg) with front packer + track eradicators|
|u-drill plus rigid||3.0m||12.5 / 16.7||4,800|
|u-drill plus rigid||4.0m||12.5 / 16.7||5,600|
|u-drill plus folding||4.0m||12.5 / 16.7||5,600|
|u-drill plus folding||6.0m||12.5 / 16.7||8,400|