AMAZONE - USA
Conventional and mulch sowing with mechanical seed drill combinations
For sowing on ploughed land, the rotary harrow, tooth packer roller and a mechanical seed drill equipped with WS suffolk coulters make a superb combination. The rotary harrow cultivates and levels the soil followed by the tooth packer roller re-consolidating the soil. Because of this, the seedbed is optimally prepared for the following WS suffolk coulters. For mulch sowing, a combination of rotary cultivator, wedge ring roller and seed drill with RoTeC Control coulters is recommended. The rotary cultivator loosens, even in heavy, hard soils and maintains its working depth due to the "on grip" tines. The straw is simultaneously incorporated and, thanks to the large clearance between the tines, the straw-soil mixture can pass through both there and also over the top of the tine carriers without a problem. The following levelling board levels any ridges and furrows. The wedge ring roller reconsolidates the soil in strips so that one third of the soil is reconsolidated whereas two thirds of the surface remain loose. The RoTeC Control coulters then sow the seed precisely into the reconsolidated strips.