Cereals 2019 sees further expansion of the Cirrus trailed seeder range. Designated the Cirrus 03-2CC Double-Shoot, these hydraulic folding 4 & 6 metre trailed drills now feature a second distribution head and coulter system that can be used for either sowing a second seed type or applying fertiliser directly into the seedbed without coming into direct seed contact.
The new model utilises the 4,000 litre pressurised seed hopper. This is split 60:40 into two compartments and is taken from the Cirrus 03-2C Single-Shoot and enables the operator to calibrate two different materials at two different application rates. The two seed hoppers can be easily accessed via the fold down walkway on the side of the hopper. The electric calibration is extremely straight forward and is carried out nice and safely from ground level by remotely using the TwinTerminal 3.0; this means the operator avoids having to climb in and out of the cab to enter in the quantity collected. The amount applied can be varied by using a twin rate prescription map for part-area, site specific seeding via GPS. Having arrived at the correct rate, the operator can then decide where each of those two materials will be placed – either both materials being delivered to the TwinTeC+ or RoTeC pro coulters at the rear or one material at the rear coulters and the second to the FerTeC coulters that are arranged in front of the tyre roller. This enables the materials to be placed at differing depths depending on moisture requirement and seed size to achieve the optimum germination.
However, due to its extreme flexibility, the conveyor system can be either set to a conventional Single-Shoot system where the two materials are both placed in the same seed row, such as when using a starter fertiliser for cereals or a mixture of the two. This means that a little fertiliser can be sent to the seed coulter kick-starting the plant’s development post-germination whereas the remaining bulk of the fertiliser is placed in between the seed rows via the FerTeC coulters for uptake later.
A Crushboard in front of the cultivation discs, the S-Pack full-width tyre packer rollers across the front of the drill, seed pipe blockage monitoring systems and the new AmaTron 4 operating terminal are all options on the new Cirrus 03-2CC. Also, the GreenDrill 500D can be added to give a third metering system that can be used for under-sowing grass seed, applying slug pellets or micro-granular herbicides.
An additional feature on the Cirrus 03-2CC is the ability to alter the coulter pressure automatically on the move via a soil texture map. This means that, because of the live on-board hydraulic coulter pressure system, the planting depth can be maintained across fields with a varying soil type by reducing the coulter pressure on the lighter areas and increasing it on the heavier parts.
Amazone can be found on Stand 751