New Holland double shoot disc drill offers long-wear, precision placement

The New Holland’s P2082 double shoot disc drill takes seed and fertilizer placement seriously.

This new drill is designed for accurate one-pass placement of seed and fertilizer for uniform emergence, better stands and higher yields, says New Holland. It’s available in seeding widths of 30, 40, 50 and 60 feet with available 10-inch row spacing.

The key to P2082 performance is a precision sideband knife that creates a “shelf” for the seed with fertilizer banded one inch below and one inch to the side of the seed. This produces maximum uptake and less fertilizer burn, says Tyler Mills, New Holland’s U.S. specialty business manager.

Farmers got their first look at the P2082 double shoot disc drill at the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa last month. In this video, Mills explains that the seed knife is cast using unique metal chemistry and a carbide edge for durability and extended wear.

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The P2082 comes equipped with discs made of Rugged Earth Metal, a hardened metal compound, that won’t dent or shatter. They cut through the heaviest crop residue and, combined with the precision sideband knife, greatly reduce hair-pinning, says Mills.

The drill also offers precise depth control. A larger-diameter, 18-inch gauge wheel helps clean off the disks, reducing soil clumps. A simple T-handle allows operators to adjust depth in quarter-inch increments from 1/2 inch to two inches in depth. A new treaded packing wheel catches and gathers soil to smoothly close the trench for excellent seed-to-soil contact for better emergence. The textured wheel surface profile creates a soil crease for controlled soil cracking, adds Mills.

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