The Sky drill has received a number of useful updates with its presentation at the LAMMA 2020 event by the UK distributor, OPICO. The introduction of an additional micro hopper doubles the existing set-up, bringing the total number of seeds, fertiliser or pellets which can be handled by the unit to four. In cab control of the drill is via the new Mueller Quartz system, which allows the operator to select alternate rows when establishing companion cropping. This feature also allows for tramlining configurations outside of the normal drill width constraint, particularly useful for contractors. The discs have been beefed up with sealed bearings and the coulter line reconfigured to reduce trash build up.
Other enhancements include redevelopment of the front frame section to a triangular profile improving the driver’s view of the drill. Sensors linked to an alarm detect if the calibration flap has been left open. Most importantly the monobloc moulded skim coulter faced with tungsten keeps the drill moving through surface residue. An optional extra of a factory fitted blockage sensor is now also part of the specification. The Sky drill is ISOBUS ready for maximising seeding efficiency