Sulky Burel launched new seed drills and spreader technology at Cereals 2017.
The products launched included a DUO hopper for its range of XEOS pneumatic seed drills, a 3m XEOS PRO EVO seed drill and a new design for its XEOS TF front hopper drill. Also released by the company was an update to the company’s Cultiline power harrow with RapidFit, a quick-release tine system.
The company also presented ‘My Fertitest’, which is a new fertiliser spreader configuration platform.
Rates of between 0.5 to 15kg/ha are possible via Sulky’s VISION DUO in-cab console, which independently manages the main metering device and the DUO hopper.
The 3m XEOS PRO EVO , a powerful new seeding unita is 400kg lighter than its predecessor and fitted with a 1,000 litre hopper, making it a highly manoeuvrable drill, suitable for use with even modestly-powered tractors from 130hp.
Meanwhile the XEOS PRO EVO is suitable for drilling in all conditions. When fitted with a CULTILINE XR disc cultivation tool, working speeds of 12-14km/h can be achieved in optimum conditions.
In heavier conditions, or after ploughing, the CULTILINE HR rotary harrow with four rotors per metre provides good seedbed preparation for the drill.
The maximum front ballast load is 1,500 kg, without counting the load in the hopper, which can be more than 900kg. Hopper capacities of 1,000, 1,500 and 1,800 litres are available and can be combined with a variety of drilling toolbars, offering widths of between 3m and 6m.
Improvements by Sulky to the XEOS TF injection system via a ‘special fertiliser performance kit’ have resulted in a 40% increase in pneumatic transport capacity.
Sulky’s RapidFit, is a new quick-release tine system for its range of power harrows. A dual function spanner allows tine removal in a few seconds. The tine holder has been designed to protect the lock from wear, offering fast tine replacement without compromising on lock function or durability.
Sulky has also invested in its fertiliser spreader configuration software. The new My Fertitest online platform enables farmers to build a unique, personalised database, by saving settings and adjustments from spreading activities.
It makes spreader set-up much easier by reducing the need to re-enter data.
All machines are recorded in real configurations, and changes in the field can be annotated and saved, providing full traceability and ease of re-use.