GASPARDO Precision Drills
Precision Seed Drills
With over 50 years of development and experience, Maschio Gaspardo have ensured that reliability, strength and accuracy have put them at the forefront of the Precision Drill Market.
Maschio Gaspardo has two ranges, centred around the seeding units. The new Chrono, Gaspardo’s flagship high speed precision drill with unique seed delivery system and the MTR vacuum range of precision drills.
MTR Precision Seed Drill
The MTR Planter unit has evolved from the MT unit and is designed for precision planting at greater speeds and giving higher outputs for the professional farmer, suitable for working on tilled or minimum tilled soils and able to cope with clods, uneven surfaces and crop residues. The MTR Precision Seed Drill Unit boasts the largest opening disc in its category at 420mm diameter, the new ARMSTRONG cast steel parallelogram linkage is 30% stronger than the traditional linkage and combined with the 420mm diameter opening disc guarantees greater stability which is a fundamental need whist working at higher speeds and still ensuring constant seeding depth.
CHRONO High Speed Precision Drill
Whilst the MTR range might run at 7-8kph, the Chrono has the potential to at least double these work-rates, at the same time improving the accuracy of seed spacing and depth placement.
This level of precision is all down to a new design of seeding unit. Using a combination of traditional vacuum singulation and then pressure delivery down the coulter tube via a Venturi system, the moment the seed leaves the metering disc it is kept under control.
Aside from conventional vacuum singulation, the other factor that makes for ultra-accurate seed spacing is the angle of each metering unit. Set on an incline of 15 degrees, seed drops off the disc and straight down the coulter tube without touching the sides. This means it is not slowed up at any point, with the result that seed spacing is consistently uniform.
The CHRONO has undergone extensive development and testing over the last four years and has been available in Europe since 2018. The CHRONO 708 (8 row mounted, 75cm row spacing) has been field tested in UK through 2020. (see link/square above)