Pottinger has shown its catch crop seed drill at Agritechnica. Called the Tegosem, it can be used in combination with Pöttinger’s stubble cultivator or disc harrow and enables soil preparation and catch crop seeding in a single pass.
The Tegosem can also be used with hitch-mounted and trailed machines and comes complete with mounting brackets and loading platform. The seed hopper, loading platform and steps match each other to form a compact unit which complies with the new CE directives and safety regulations. It can also be used on machines with rear tine rollers.
It can also be used to drill a wide spectrum of seed material, from mustard to grass and rapeseed through to peas and beans. The metering system is driven electrically. Two different metering shafts are provided as standard to ensure precision distribution, even at low seed flow rates.
The seed material is distributed pneumatically using distribution plates. This ensures precision regardless of the wind conditions. The distributor plates are adjusted by twisting the shafts. The blower drive system is electric up to a working width of 4.0 metres and hydraulic when wider than 5.0 metres. Trailed machines are only available with hydraulic blowers.
Calibration is at the press of a button and the recommended calibration duration is 20 seconds with a calibration bag provided as standard.
Also standard is a control terminal that regulates and monitors the metering shaft and electronically sets the seed flow rate. The metering shaft is controlled independently of driving speed and can be set from the tractor cab. The control terminal also has a kg/ha display, priming function, headland management system, tank emptying function, automatic calibration and counters for total hours, hours per day, total hectares and hectares per day.