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Sky launches improved coulter line for UK EasyDrill

August 8, 2019 by  
Filed under Machinery

Seed drill manufacturer Sky Agriculture has launched its new EasyDrill coulter line – designed to ensure more accurate seed placement and consistency.

The coulter line also improves the flow of residue and prevents blockages, with key features of the new coulter set-up including a two-piece coulter tube and tungsten shoe alongside maintenance-free disc bearings.

Joe Redman, Sky drill specialist at Opico, says: “The improvements to the coulter line mean wearing parts need replacing less frequently and replacing them is an easier job.  Consequently, the overall cost of ownership will come down.”

The two-piece coulter tube and separate boot means there is no longer any need to replace the whole assembly, simply the tungsten-tipped shoe. The time-proven bogey-type coulter carriages retain the same overall design with depth wheels front and rear.

This makes for uniform seed placement in all conditions, says Mr Redman. The coulter line has benefited from a number of upgrades including tungsten-faced moulded skim coulters to improve the flow of crop residues.

A central support, made from high-strength steel, with smooth, sleek lines, aids the flow of trash and residues. The seed tube is straight to ensure more accurate seed placement and a new manufacturing process means fewer moving parts to increase overall reliability.

Sky Agriculture’s EasyDrill is a major player in the seed-drill market, with over 3000 machines working around the world. It has recently become the best-selling no-till drill in France.

Versatility

The updated EasyDrill coulter continues to deliver versatility – specifically designed as a no-till drill, the EasyDrill is said to work equally well in min-till, consolidated ploughed land and when drilling into cover crops.

Whatever the system, the pressure adjustment system means that up to 250kg of downforce can be transferred towards the front depth wheel – or the rear closing wheel dependent on the soil conditions, says the manufacturer.

In wet soil conditions, the pressure is transferred to the front depth wheels and in dry conditions the weight is transferred to the disc coulter and rear closing wheels, guaranteeing control of drilling depth in all conditions.

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