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A new seed drill from Lemken promises minimal draught resistance, an integrated compact disc harrow, comfortable operation and a large, divided seed hopper

Available in 4m and 6m widths, the Solitair DT drilled boasts a leading tyre packer to ensure good reconsolidation. A compact disc harrow sees 465mm diameter concave discs individually protected against overloads by leaf springs.

If reduced tillage is required, vertical wavy discs can be used instead of the concave discs, which penetrate the soil in line of the seeding coulter, reducing both moisture loss and the emergence of resistant grass weeds.

Lemken UK general manager Paul Creasy said the wavy disc set up had been well received on a pre-production machine in autumn 2022 in the UK during drill demonstrations – and a now available on production machines.

“Late autumn drilling conditions proved no issue for the Solitair DT with Wavy disc to run through green catch crops and drill wheat seed to depth and cover it,” said Mr Creasy.

At the heart of the Solitair’s seeding technology are individual electrically driven, fertiliser-proof metering units, each of which supplies one distributor with seeds. The seed metering wheels are combined into seed wheel sets.

This eliminates the need to switch seed wheels on and off. The seed wheel sets can be changed without tools. The coulter bar fitted to the Solitair DT features the proven, parallelogram guided OptiDisc double disc coulters with depth control wheel.

The DT seed hopper holds a volume of up to 5,100 litres and is available in a dual hopper version. The dual hopper allows the Solitair DT to be used for combined seeding with fertiliser or for sowing different seeds.

Two variants are available: the single-shot version places fertiliser and seeds in a shared seed furrow, whereas the double-shot version places fertiliser in a line below the seed level via separate fertiliser double disc coulters.