Dama Combination Seed Drill

Introduction

Dama Combination Seed Drill

The DAMA Box Drill is available in 3m and 4m working widths. The QUICK-MATCH system allows fast and easy hook-up to a large range of the Maschio Power Harrows.

The drill is mounted on to the rear roller on the power harrow which ensures the drill follows the contours of the ground and places the seed at a constant depth even on very undulating land.

The Maschio DAMA Box Drill utilises a simple gravity feed and forward speed related metering system to accurately deliver seed to a variety of coulter configurations. Coupled with a DC, DM Rapido or ORSO Rapido power harrows the Dama provides a Combination drilling solution for tractors from 120 to 250Hp.

Main features:

  • 500L (3m) or 650L (4m) Hopper
  • Seed Level Indicator
  • Land Wheel Drive or Electronic Genius Lite
  • Stepless Gearbox
  • 1/2 Width Shut-Off
  • TSH Tramlining c/w 2+2 Row Shut-Off
  • Centre Line Bout Makers
  • Suffolk Coulters (3 Row) Or Single Disc (2 Row)
  • Following Harrow
  • Lighting Kit
  • Quick Match Power Harrow Drill Connection
  • Optional Electronic Seedrate (Genius Lite)

Features

DAMA: Quick-Match

The QUICK-MATCH system allows quick and easy attachment of the Maschio Power Harrow to the seed drill using a 3 point linkage, the drill and power harrow combination can be detached by one operator in approximately 1 – 2 minutes, quickly and safely to use the harrow alone.

The QUICK-MATCH system uses plastic buffer rollers to fix the drill to the power harrow and transfer the weight of the drill to the power harrow roller only, preventing damage to the power harrow on rough and rocky ground.

DAMA: Roller mounted

As the whole drill is carried by the roller the coulter depth can be set in relation to the rear roller which follows the ground contours.

In this way the coulters stay at a consistent depth ensuring accurate seed placement which in turn gives even plant emergence.

DAMA: Large hopper

All DAMA Box Seed Drills boast large hopper capacities as standard.

3m = 500L hopper capacity, optional 280L hopper extension.
4m = 650L hopper capacity, optional 400L hopper extension.

Both the 3m and 4m come as standard with a mechanical seed level gauge.

The loading foot board and step ensures, safe access for the operation.

DAMA: Balanced weight

When looking at the design and structure on the DAMA Box Drill there is clearly more than meets the eye.

Maschio’s drill design department have optimised the ratio between the weight and structural integrity, making the DAMA an extremely strong drill.

The centre of gravity is very close to the tractor in order to reduce stress on the rear linkage, this also allows the DAMA to be suitable for medium size tractors from 120hp and improves fuel consumption.

DAMA: One matches all

The DAMA is compatible with most of the rigid power harrow range, these include the DRAGO DC, DOMINATOR DM Rapido Plus and the ORSO Rapido Plus.

Compatible Rollers (Packer Roller 500-600mm, Rubber Roller 600mm, Combi Packer Roller 500mm) see more information in the Rear Roller section.

Please check with OPICO if you plan to use a DAMA Drill with your existing Maschio power harrow as some older models may not be compatible.

Metering system: Seed distribution

The DAMA utilises a tried and test multi-stage peg wheel metering system that guarantees constant precision and reliability.

A) The regulator slide on the diagram has three positions for different size seed types, normal seeds, small seeds and shut-off a position.

B) The multi-staged peg metering roller has two sections, one for large and one for small seed types, one or the other can be easily disengaged depending on what size seed is to be used.

C) Corrosion proof distributor body.

D) Spring feeler – Whether you are using large seeds or small delicate seed the spring feelers ensure all are handled gently and prevent the seed from damage during the metering process.

Metering system: Calibration tray

Two trays make the calibration process quick and easy.

Metering system: Half side shut-off

The half side shut-off can be simply engaged for tramlining to stop half of the drill from seeding, this is done with a locking device that you push, turn and slide back to disengage one side.

Metering system: Agitator disengagement

The agitator can be disengaged by removing the pin on the agitator pulley, to prevent seed damage when drilling fine seeds at low seed rates.

Coulters

Suffolk Coulter

The Suffolk coulter is suitable for use in cultivated soil, with very little or no crop residues.  Wearing parts can be easily replaced and are made from hard wearing materials. Two or three rows of coulters help with the flow of soil and residues.

  • Ideal for ploughed soils.
  • Ideal for light and sandy soils.
  • Replaceable coulter tips.
  • 3 Rows

Single Disc

The Boron steel disc works very well in cultivated, hard compacted soils and heavy crop residues. Dual rubber scrapers preventing soil build up. Depth is controlled by an adjustable skid or optional rubber depth wheel that improves the seed to soil contact.

  • Ideal for min-tilled or ploughed soils
  • Recommended in high residue situations.
  • Water-proof self-lubricating roller bearings.
  • Recommended for medium to heavy soils.
  • Dual rubber scrapers on each disc.
  • Adjustable depth skid: Uses a clever spring and notch system so no tools are required to change the seeding depth, just simply pull and slide to your desired working depth. 
  • Optional rubber depth wheel: 250mm x 42mm.

 

Control box (RDS)

Simple TSH Monitor - Mechanical Drill

Partial and total of drilled area (ha): The control box records two separate areas or distance of travel readings, the partial can be the field or day and the total could equal to the total drilled in that particular season.

Tramlining: Controls required tramline rhythm.

Pre-emergence tramline row markers: If the drill is fitted with pre-emergence markers the control box will activate them automatically at the start of the tramline run.

Working speed: The readout of the current working/travelling speed is given on the control box.

Genius Lite - Electronic Drill

Seed rate adjustable from cab: This is infinitely adjustable using the (+/-) buttons on the control box in stages, allowing the operator to increase or decrease the rate on the move from inside the tractor cab.

Easy and fast calibration: The preset calibration programme provides a very simple and quick step by step calibration process.

Seeding alarm: The metering mechanism is monitored by the control box to alert the user of any blockages.

Pre-start and pre-stop functions: Allows the drill to be primed before it is engaged into the soil at the start of every run and the Pre-stop function prevents the loss of expensive seed at the headlands.

Automatic tramlining: A bypass system diverts seed from two (std) coulter tubes on each side of the drill back to the tank to create tramlines.

Rear roller

Packer Roller - Ø500mm

The toothed Packer Roller works well breaking up any surface clods further and at the same leaving an excellent finish, ready for seeding. This roller also comes standard with tungsten coated scrapers.

Flexible Rubber Synchro Roller - Ø600mm

Maschio's newly designed Rubber Synchro Roller is of benefit to crop establishment in several ways. The ribs on the roller ensure that the soil in line with the coulters is pre-consolidated more firmly. This means that, firstly, the coulter will work at an even and more consistent depth, as it is being provided with firmer and more even soil to cut into. Secondly, the soil particles are broken down to a smaller size and pressed together ensuring better soil-to-seed contact and encouraging capillary action of moisture towards the seed. Finally, the less consolidated area in between the rows of seed allows water to permeate easily into the soil.

Add all these benefits together and you improve both the germination of the seeds and the evenness of the plants that emerge. The Synchro roller also incorporates a scraper to ensure it can work through difficult drilling conditions. Furthermore, to improve longevity, it is tungsten-coated like the standard packer roller scraper.

Combi Packer - Ø500mm

The Combi Packer is designed to consolidate the soil in line with the seeding coulters to achieve a constant seeding depth for a more uniform plant emergence. Outer lugs on the roller give a driving action on high residues or soil that can stall rollers.

Rear Roller Bearing

The long life oversized rear roller support consists of a bearing and roller support all in one unit and is manufactured this way so it has the strength to support the weight of a seed drill as well as a power harrow

The bearing and support has a relatively new greasing system that is situated in a protected section of the roller frame preventing damage from debris.

Tungsten Soil Scrapers

 

The scrapers are 4mm thick and are tungsten coated as standard, they are attached with a single bolt and guide for quick adjustment.

The scrapers scrape soil off the back rear side of the roller preventing soil build up.

Power harrow options

DRAGO DC 3m

When used in combination with the DAMA the Drago DC Power Harrow provides a medium duty solution, suitable for lighter non stony soil types.

DOMINATOR DM Rapido Plus 3m & 4m

 

The Dominator DM Power Harrow is ideal for use in combination with the DAMA drill for heavier soil types and larger farm.

ORSO Rapido Plus 3m & 4m

The Orso Power Harrow is the choice to make when needing a combination drill suitable for use on heavy stony soils.

Models

Dama Combination Seed Drill

Models

Dama Combination Seed Drill - Standard Equipment

3000

Cat II three point hitch

Quick hitch for MASCHIO power harrow

Fine and course dosing roller combined for small and large seeds

Stepless gearbox - Mechanical

Electronic metering - Genius Lite

Simple agitator disengagement 

Half side shut-off

Individual row 

Centralised pressure adjustment

Seed level metering indicator

Calibration control 

Calibration and emptying tray

Drive wheel with lift and shift for road transport

3 rows of suffolk coulters or two rows of disc coulters

Folding footboard 

Parking stands 

Road light and marker boards

Multi control seed covering harrow 

Hopper load capacity: 3m=500L – 4m=650L, optional hopper extensions 

4000

Technical Specification

Dama Combination Seed Drill 120-250hp

Dama Combination Seed Drill

         

Models

Working Width m

Total Width m

No. of Coulters Units

Row Distance

Hopper Capacity L

Coulter

Weight kg**

cm

(Extention)

3000

3

3.11

24

12.5

500 (280)

Suffolk

770**

3000

3

3.11

24

12.5

650 (400)

Disc

890**

4000

4

4.10

32

12.5

500 (280)

Suffolk

1376**

4000

4

4.10

32

12.5

650 (400)

Disc

1568**

*MIN & MAX HP depends on which power harrow combination is used.

     

** Does not include weight of power harrow.

         

Options & Accessories

Dama Combination Seed Drill 120-250hp

Dama Combination Seed Drill - OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Description

Hopper extension 280L (working width 3m)

Hopper separators for hill seeding (working width 3m)

Small seed redn kit (working width 3m)

Hopper extension 400L (working width 4m)

Hopper separators for hill seeding (working width 4m)

Small seed redn kit (working width 4m)

Hyd coulter pressure

Pre emergence markers

Depth Wheel set for disc Coulter 3m

Depth Wheel set for disc Coulter 4m

3+3 tramline upgrade

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