A new frame-mounted seeding system from Bourgault Industries promises to give farmers added manoeuvrability in tight, restricted traffic areas.
The Saskatchewan-based company rolled out the seeder at the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) earlier this month at Louisville, Kentucky. Bourgault U.S. sales and marketing manager Perry Weisberg notes that the new CD872 frame-mounted seeder is designed for narrow transport and folds up to less than 10 feet wide and 14 feet high.
On the CD872, the tank and drill are joined to create one complete system, says Weisberg. “That gives the machine a lot of manoeuvrability, you can back into tight corners and it’s very compact in design.” He adds that the new seeder was originally designed for Australia, New Zealand, and eastern European markets, but it’s also a good fit for small- to medium-sized North American farms.
Options include coulter seed openers that deliver low soil disturbance and have the ability to cut through standing residue. Hoe openers are also available, giving the operator the ability to work beneath heavy, wet residue to create good seed to soil placement. The tanks include three separate compartments, allowing growers to meter up to three products separately; the tanks are also interconnected and can be combined to create a larger tank for added seeding flexibility.
The CD872 can seed cereals, small grains, and soybeans. It can also be equipped with mid-row banders, allowing for separate fertilizer placement for high rates of nitrogen.
In this video, Weisberg takes a look at the CD872-8 on display at NFMS. It carries a 200-bushel tank and has an operation width of 26 feet. Bourgault will begin full production of the new seeder in spring 2020.
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