Lemken has updated its Azurit 10 precision seed drill which is set to be available from September of this year.
The new Azurit comes with six or 12 rows with a 50cm row spacing, adding to the existing four-, six- and eight-row variants with row spacings of 70cm to 80cm.
A furrow former has been added to the seeding coulters which the manufacturer says improves the quality of seed placement.
The drill pipe has been updated and now comes with an inlet that can be replaced once worn.
In addition to its existing crop capabilities, the latest version is set to be capable of drilling soya beans and sunflower seeds.
A new fertiliser monitoring system in the Azurit 10 automatically alerts the operator if individual fertiliser coulters become blocked
Another new feature is automatic seed singling for maize with a system that monitors and adjusts the quality of seed singling.
It’s understood this system can be retrofitted to older machines.
A new fertiliser monitoring system in the Azurit 10 automatically alerts the operator if individual fertiliser coulters become blocked.
The latest Azurit 10 now features the MicroHub 5, a spreader unit which allows micro-granules to be applied in the direct vicinity of seeds.
“We offer this option for our Azurit with up to eight rows. This unit is not only available for new machines. Depending on the year of manufacture of previous Azurit 9 machines, matching retrofit kits will be available. The system is controlled via the Azurit on-board terminal. “The MicroHub holds 200 litres of fertiliser, which can currently be applied at rates ranging from 1kg to 40kg per hectare.
“The metering unit is operated electrically and granules are pneumatically delivered to the seed furrow. This is the ultimate in precision,” says Bernd Valtwies, Lemken’s head of design for precision seed drill technology.