Australian farmers are unique, and so are their farming practices so it is clear that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work here.
Simplicity Australia has recognised that fact and this is why they continue to manufacture the largest range of airseeders available.
And despite being best known for their airseeders, Simplicity has also been producing tillage gear for decades.
The Simplicity Allrounder is their rugged hydraulic tine bar, and as the name suggests, really is suited to multiple roles.
Fitted out with moisture seeking tooling and minimum till shanks, it is more than capable where conditions call for tight penetration.
Regardless of if you are chasing subsoil moisture for a pulse crop or drawing moisture up through capillary rise for cereals, the Allrounder has it covered, but it doesn’t stop there.
Fitting up tillage points or sweeps you can have your worst chemical resistant weeds shaking in their roots.
A dual accumulator system gives you the ability to adjust the amount of breakout required to suit the conditions.
Clever design incorporates spherical bearings on the tine rams to eliminate side load to the cylinder protecting the ram seals, and geometry that increases tine breakout during the initial portion of travel before dropping back as the unit breaks out.
The hydraulic system also acts as a shock absorber when the tines break back into their working position.
The five-row frame allows for multiple tine spacings while keeping excellent trash flow through the machine.
The Allrounder range is available in widths between 6 and 20m, with Narrow Fold models designed to keep within 3.5m for ease of transport.
This year saw the successful release of Simplicity’s Territory parallelogram ground following planters.
The precision depth control ensures even germination across the paddock, irrespective of undulations or raised beds.
A bridge frame and generous unit clearance ensures excellent trash flow, and allows very convenient access when servicing the units.
The units share the dual accumulator system of the Allrounder, with the addition of an adjustable cam to dial in the balance of pressure between break-out and packing force on the press wheel, necessary to avoid over packing the seed bed.
The Territory was designed to almost eliminate a lubrication schedule, with sacrificial high-density wear pads protecting the hardened pins and bushes while eliminating the need for ongoing greasing.
The Territory is available on multiple row spacing in widths ranging from 9 to 18m.
The final weapon in Simplicity’s arsenal is their SD-400 single disc planter.
The heavy duty undercut disc system allows the units to penetrate tight soils or moisture seek down to 150mm, without relying on an excessively heavy frame for downforce.
A cast body solidly holds the disc in position without adding excess weight.
The depth gauge wheel used has a specific profile to reduce soil compaction next to the disc, and inbuilt steel ring scraper to keep the disc clean and a spoked hub to prevent soil build up under the wheel.
Available in either trailing or linkage frames, with single or dual row on 9 and 12m, or the 18m forward fold single row that has the added benefit of a transport width of just 3.5m.
Check out the current package and model availability in Simplicity’s 2020 production schedule.
To find out more about these models, go to http://www.simplicityaus.com.au/ or see your local Simplicity dealer today.