Horsch adds new Avatar M drill to expand range

Larger tires, larger tanks and wider frame, now 54 feet, puts the newest Horsch seeder into broadacre territory.  |  Horsch photo

Horsch has expanded its precision drill range with the addition of the new Avatar M line model with a 54-foot working width.

The company already has numerous Avatar direct drills working across the world from Australia to central Europe amd North America, with working widths of 36-feet, so this one offers extra capacity.

This M line is based on a new central frame concept for the seed carts to create different options for hopper partitions and hopper systems. The new Avatar 18 M is equipped with a triple-tank system, holding about 360 bushels of product, with three separate chambers and offers a significantly larger hopper capacity than other, similar machines that already exist on the market.

The division of the three hoppers into 58 bushels and two, 150 bushel spaces allows for metering up to three components separately and precisely. These can be placed simultaneously by the company’s SingleDisc seed coulters.

Using the optional weighing system, the operator can see from the tractor how much is in each hopper. This adds another safety buffer in addition to the standard residual quantity calculation.

The large chassis tires minimize the pressure on the soil and reduce compaction even if the hopper is full or the soil is wet. The SingleDisc seed coulters can be adapted individually to different conditions and provide precise seed placement for optimum plant growth.

The new, larger Horsch precision disc machine offers a single toolbar with optional trash managment and a narrow transport width. | Horsch photo

The new LED headlight system improves night operations and allows operators to see the seed coulters clearly in the dark. A half-width shut-off is standard, enabling the driver to save seed and fertiliser on the headlands or in wedge-shaped fields, while optional trash wheels are available to remove organic residues from the seed horizon.

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