Horsch will displaying three new models at LAMMA 2016. The new Express KR, which has been seen at shows this summer, is joined by the latest Sprinter drill and the new Avatar drill, which was launched at Agritechnica in November.
The new 3m Express KR power harrow and drill combination is the first model in an already expanding range. Shown for the first time in this summer, Horsch announced an expansion of the range at Agritechnica 2015 with 3.5m and 4m working width models now also available, and a new simple and safe calibration system added.
The Horsch Avatar SD is the new entry into the direct seeding with discs sector. So far there has only been tine seed drills available for this sector. The Avatar SD is launched in 4, 6 and 12 m working widths and due to its high tare weight Horsch claim the new single disc coulter is ideal for direct seeding.
The coulter pressure of 200 kg gives a safe penetration into the soil. The strong coulter frame eliminates sideways movement, which allows the coulter to keep to the set sowing depth even on uneven soils. A press wheel then closes the seed furrow and consolidates the seed row. The Avatar SD in 4 m working width weighs 5.800 kg, in 6 m 9.300 kg and in 12 m working width 19.160 kg. Despite the high weight, which is necessary for a direct seed drill, the horsepower requirement of the Avatar SD is low as the SingleDisc coulters are arranged in two bars.
Also at LAMMA 2016 is the popular Sprinter drill for 2016 season with a number of modifications to make the drill easier to handle with lower horsepower tractors. The chassis of the drill has been streamlined and the rolling resistance lowered to allow a significant reduction in the power required to operate the machine. Horsch state that a 150hp tractor can handle a 4m Sprinter model easily.