Sunflower, a seeding and tillage line from the AGCO Corporation, has expanded its seeding product line with the 9830NT Series, an integrated seed hopper, single-disc air drill.
The 9830NT Series features a large capacity, two-compartment seed tank and a narrow, 11.5-foot transport width for versatility and performance.
Key to the new air drill is the single-rank, single-disc opener system which delivers the precise, high-speed seeding performance farmers need to plant more acres in less time.
Each tool bar on the 9800 single disk drill consists of two pairs of seeding disks and two packer tires. Each seeding disk pair is mounted opposed to a common strut.
By placing all openers in a single row, the opener spacing stays uniform in turns and when drifting on side slopes. The amount of soil coverage over each seed row is more uniform with this arrangement since there are no back rows to cover front rows.
The Sunflower single-disc opener design throws significant soil between the disks and in front of the packer tire to provide more loose soil for packing. As a result, fewer open furrows are created.
With the seed placed precisely at each edge of the packer tire, crusting is virtually eliminated, as the seedling has an unpacked path to the surface.
The patented five-degree angle of the packer tire scrubs and compacts the soil, closing the seed trench plus keeping tires cleaner in sticky conditions.