SeedMaster Seed bars and Air Carts boost work rates

Air Carts with 28,900 litre capacities and seed bars out to 30.5m (100ft) from giant Canadian maker SeedMaster who is well known for their continued innovation in precision seeding are now readily avialable from local distributor Sunrise Ag

SeedMaster models out of Saskatchewan Canada are now readily available here through local distributor Sunrise Ag based in northern Victoria.

SeedMaster is a very progressive manufacturer and has developed one of the most advanced tanks and metering systems available.

The design allows growers to space canola with 100% accuracy down the row and apply high rates of fertiliser on these large drills that reach across a 30.5m (100ft) working width. They get crops in the ground quickly.

There is a wide range of on-board or tow-behind tank systems, drill widths, and row spacing options. SeedMaster has the ultimate seeding solution for every size farm.

The Nova air cart from SeedMaster’s range is already running successfully on several local farms and is shown to deliver seed product accurately and place precise measures of fertiliser.

This is due to the modular design of SeedMaster it allows growers to run two, three, or four-tank units with a 18,300 to 28,900-litre capacity in many seed and fertiliser combinations.

Seedmaster has local growers running 28,900 air carts and 24m (80ft) drills

With massive capacity, the Nova cart can meter from low to high rates in each of the dual airstreams on a 14.6 to 30.5m (48 to 100ft) air drill at 13kph without plugging.

And SeedMaster doesn’t stop there. They have added some unique failsafe mechanisms into their build.

Such as an overlap control, some well advanced load cells on Nova tanks, a remote tank console, and something they call SmartCal for easy product monitoring and calibration as standard.

The dual knife system ensures precise fertiliser and seed placement with optimum seed/fertiliser separation. Seed is placed accurately for uniform germination.

Fertiliser is close enough for optimum uptake but far enough away to eliminate the worry of seed burn. Fertiliser is always 38mm (1.5-in) to the side of the seed and 19mm (0.75-in) deeper than the seed.

NOVA air carts enormous size and distribution capacity can handle up to four products at once, making it ideal for varying fertiliser rates and blending. Isolated air streams also allow the operator to run low air speeds for canola and other fragile seeds, but higher speeds for fertiliser.

SeedMaster’s are equipped with industry leading Auto Zone Command overlap control that prevents double application of seed and fertilizer in irregular paddocks and headlands.

They also comes with Smartcal and load cells for real time product weighing and calibration.

Growers can match these well-proven air carts to smaller bars from 12m (40ft) or right up to SeedMaster’s 30.5m (100ft) toolbar.

Local growers and contractors have already purchased and are working SeedMaster’s combination of a 28,900-litre Nova 820 Air Cart coupled with 24m (80ft) drills for large-scale operations.

The benefit has been savings of up to 45 minutes over previous fill times and of course up to 25% reduced running time and fuel costs.

The advantage of having readily accessible scales on the boxes is also a big advantages on the SeedMaster Nova 820 Air Carts.

Sunrise Ag are currently taking orders for the full SeedMaster range of seed bars and air carts, contact Quinton Dunstone direct on 0408 575 328, or call a Sunrise Ag branch, tel: Swan Hill 03 5032 0099, Mildura 03 5023 0284, Ouyen 03 5092 1031

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