GF2018C with new Mk3 coulters

Aitchison GrassFarmer GF3014C & 3018C

Grazed grass is the best and cheapest forage a livestock farmer can produce. With this in mind, the Aitchison slot-seeding system was developed in New Zealand in the early 1970's.

Aitchison GrassFarmer drills are purpose-built for the renewal and above all the rejuvenation of pasture-land without resorting to ploughing and with a minimum of chemical and fertiliser use.

Not only does the Aitchison boot create an ideal environment for the germination and root-establishment of the desired new seedlings, but it also checks the growth of the existing sward in the band thus re-seeded. As such it is the best method to use for rotational 'stitching-in' of productive and palatable new grasses and clovers.

In the unfortunate event that a pasture has become so degraded it needs a complete renovation, the GrassFarmer models are equally well adapted to this role. A re-seed immediately after a dose of glyphosate gives a newly-established sward in the briefest period possible and with a minimum of upheaval and cost.

The GrassFarmer drills are compact and lightweight, and have low horsepower requirement. A row of discs slice open the sward in advance of the Aitchison boots mounted on three staggered rows of spring-tines.

There is an optional chain covering harrow which may be fitted at the rear to produce a better finish at little additional cost.

The Aitchison hopper with sponge seed-metering system enables all grass and leguminous mixtures to be sown as well as more complex arable silage, and game cover crops. Clovers can also be sown at very low seed rates (under 2kgs/ha) for those seeking to adjust the clover content of an existing pasture.

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Technical details

Width Overall 2.72m
Width (w/out wheels) 2.31m
Sowing width 2.10m
No. of tines 14
Row spacing 15cms
Total weight 750kgs
Hopper capacity 290lts
Power requirement 50 hp

Optional extras:

Chain covering harrow (shown)
Mechanical or electronic area meter
Road Lights

Technical details

Width Overall 3.32m
Width (w/out wheels) 2.91m
Sowing width 2.70m
No. of tines 18
Row spacing 15cms
Total weight 900kgs
Hopper capacity 365lts
Power requirement 65 hp

Optional extras:

Chain covering harrow (shown)
Mechanical or electronic area meter
Road Lights

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