Right drill for the job

By Country News on February 24, 2016

Newly released on the market, the outstanding versatility and innovative features have placed the latest AD230 seed drill from Agrowplow in high demand across Australia.

Agrowplow’s David Hobbs said manufacturing capacity was being increased to build two seed drills a day to meet incoming orders.

‘‘The new AD230 has already met unprecedented demand, sight unseen, across nearly every state — it will go everywhere,’’ Mr Hobbs said.

The four-bar machine is available in 24-run and 28-run versions (at 125mm tine spacings), plus the options of 20 or 24-row versions at 150mm spacings.

The four-bar format, based on a beefy 100mmx100mm RHS welded frame and 600mm underframe clearance, also delivers superior trash-handling ability.

The unit employs Agrowplow’s proven 425-coil tine assemblies, and the famous Baker boot which delivers seed into a superior seedbed while maximising trash handling and minimising topsoil disturbance.

With an overall width of just 3.25m, two of the four AD230 versions offer transport through standard 3.6m farm gateways; the other two versions, at 3.6m overall, will fit through 4.2m gateways.

On this basis alone the new Agrowplow AD230 is well suited to most tasks — from sowing cereal crops and seed for hay production to pasture renovation — across a range of farming enterprises.

New features, some of which are exclusive to Agrowplow, include powder coated seed boxes with a generous 605 or 710litre capacity — some of the biggest in their class — and twin lids to prevent cross-contamination.

The AD230 has heavy duty wheel arms, Australian-made Titan axles, Alford phasing cylinders and an adjustable platform height.

In addition, shaft rotator indicators, visible from the tractor seat, provide visual assurance that the seed metering system is functioning, while windows in the front of the seed box provide a quick and ready guide to seed levels.

Simple calibration and efficient cleaning are valuable features in everyday operation, as is a positive drive dog clutch to engage/disengage operation when the machine is raised or lowered into work.

The Agrowplow AD230 Series AgrowDrill’s versatility can be further expanded with options and accessories including a small seeds box, coulters, press wheels, spring harrows, and trailing flexi-rollers.

‘‘This new seed drill is a clear step above existing standards, and at a price that delivers farmers with a real value surprise,’’ Mr Hobbs said.

‘‘It’s strong, smart and durable and clearly demonstrates that all seed drills are not created equal. Agrowplow has established a track record for building high quality seed drills — made in Australia and built at Agrowplow.’’

For more information phone David Hobbs at Agrowplow on 0477299592.

By Country News on February 24, 2016

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