Focus TD

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StripTill

in Perfection

What are the excelling features of the Focus TD?

The Focus TD stands for the consistent further development of the “StripTill approach“. Features like targeted loosening below the later row combined with a concentrated fertiliser placement have been implemented with well-proven components and have been combined with the well-known Pronto sowing technology.

  • TerraGrip tines pre-loosen the soil in a targeted way and remove harvest residues from the seed and root area
  • A fertiliser deposit is placed (if required in different depths)
  • Moist soil is transported to the germination horizon
  • Angled discs work between the seed rows and create ridges or level the soil according to the requirements
  • The tyre packer consolidates the soil in front of the seed coulters
  • Sowing is carried out by the strong and precise TurboDisc seed coulters into moist soil that is free of harvest residues
  • Row spacings of 30 cm for rape seed and row crops and of 15 cm for crop sowing are possible
  • The optional 3-point linkage of the Focus 6 TD allows for a quicker and easier changing from the TurboDisc seed bar to a Maestro RV seed unit. Thus, a deep placement of fertiliser is now also possible for maize and other single grain seeds with row spacings of 45 – 75 cm.
  • High efficiency due to a hopper capacity of 5 000 litre (partition 40 : 60 for seed and fertiliser)

Michael Horsch
“Topics like yield stability and cost saving are getting more and more important. Numerous institutes have already been testing for several years. Since 2001, HORSCH has been carrying out their own tests on the company-owned trial fields near the FIT Training Centre. The results are unambiguous: Site-specific cultivation combined with targeted fertilisation and precise sowing helps to increase the utilisation factor of fertilisation and to guarantee a stable and good harvest even in climatically difficult years. The Focus TD combines all our experiences with the most up-to-date technology.”


Range of use

Rape seed and row crops in row seeding with a row spacing of 30 cm (optional: 35 cm with the Focus 6.35 TD 3-point)

  • One TurboDisc / TurboEdge coulter follows in the middle of a TerraGrip tine and a tyre
  • Guaranteed closure of the rape seed row despite a larger row spacing
  • Large row spacing for row crops like for example rape or beans that are sown in rows
  • At a loosening depth from 10 to 35 cm the conditions are ideal for rape seed as all compactions are removed, the root area is almost free of harvest residues and nutrients are placed in a targeted way.
  • Can be used after one or more stubble cultivation passes

Depth of the fertiliser placement is variable

  • Under excellent sowing conditions the placement of fertiliser at working depth allows for a targeted supply of the lower topsoil with fresh nutrients.
  • In years with difficult sowing conditions (humidity, low temperature) a 50 : 50 placement can support the early growth of the crop in a targeted way and the root can be “attracted“ downwards.

Crop sowing with a row spacing of 15 cm(optional: 17.5 cm with the Focus 6.35 TD 3-point)

  • Two TurboDisc coulters are placed behind a TerraGrip tine and a tyre
  • Narrow row spacing for crops like for example wheat and rye
  • A TerraGrip tine loosens the soil in the middle below two plant rows and places the fertiliser deposit there (in variable depth)
  • Roots grow into the loosened strip in an optimum way and are able to reach the fertiliser deposit that has been placed there
  • The characteristic of the ridges can be controlled via the disc levelling system in front of the packer, if desired, an even seedbed can be achieved
  • Loosening depth is adapted to the previous crop in an optimum way

Single grain seed of row crops

  • Due to the optional 3-point linkage of the Focus 6 TD you can now benefit from the advantage of the targeted depth fertilisation even for single grain sowing with a Maestro RV.

Focus 6.50 TD 3-point

The Expert for row crops

What are the excelling features of the Focus 6.50 TD 3-point?

The Focus 6.50 TD 3-point meets the demand for loosening in the traditional row crops with a spacing of 50 cm, e.g.

  • Rape
  • Sunflowers
  • Sugarbeets
  • Soy beans
  • Maize

The TerraGrip 3L tines are arranged on two bars and pre-loosen the row in spacing of 50 cm. The fertiliser is planed in different horizons (deep = working depth, shallow = close to the surface and combination of both).
The newly developed tyre packer 320 / 70 – 24 AS runs exactly between the rows and supports the weigth of the machine with a large contact area.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

HORSCH Focus TD 4 TD 6 TD
Working width (m) 4.00  6.00 
Transport width (m) 2.98 2.98
Transport height (m) 3.35 3.70 
Length (m) 9.84 10.40 
Weight from (kg)* 8 240 10 000
Hopper capacity double hopper (l) 5 000 (2 000 l : 3 000 l / 40 : 60)
Dimension of feed openings (m) front 0.66 x 1.22 / rear 0.66 x 1.68
Filling height double hopper (m) 2.95 2.95
Tyre size lateral support wheels 15.0 / 55 – 17 15.0 / 55 – 17
Tyre packer size 210 / 95 – 24 AS 210 / 95 – 24 AS
Tyre packer Ø (cm) 100 100
Number of tines 14 20
Tine spacing in one row (cm) 57.2 60.0
Tine spacing (cm) 28.6 30.0
Frame height (cm) 75 75
Release force (kg) / trip height (cm) 630 / 26 630 / 26
Number of seed coulters 14 / 28 20 / 40
Row spacing (cm) 28.6 / 14.3 30.0 / 15.0
Coulter pressure seed coulters (kg) 5 – 120 5 – 120
Seed coulters / press wheels (cm) 34 34
Working speed (km/h) 6 – 10 6 – 10
Power demand (kW/hp) 150 – 220 / 200 – 300 220 – 295 / 300 – 400
DA control devices 2 2
Depressurized return flow (max. 5 bar) 1 1
Oil quantity hydr. fan (l/min) 35 – 45 35 – 45
Lower link linkage Cat. III – III / IV – IV Cat. III – III / IV – IV
Adj. drawbar linkage Ring hitch Ø 58 – 79 mm Ring hitch Ø 58 – 79 mm
Ball-type linkage K 80 K 80


* Weights of the machines with Focus tine section and rape seed bar

 

HORSCH Focus TD 3-point Focus 6 TD 3-point Focus 6.35 TD 3-point Focus 6.50 TD 3-point
Working width (m) 6.00  6.00  6.00 
Transport width (m) 2.98 2.98 3.47
Transport height (m) 3.70  3.70  3.70 
Length incl. coulter attachment (m) 10.60  10.60  11.08
Weight incl. coulter attachment (kg)* 9 500 9 500 9 500
Weight without coulter attachment (kg)** 8 400 8 400 8 400
Hopper capacity double hopper (l) 5 000 (2 000 : 3 000 l / 40 : 60)
Dimension of feed openings (m) front 0.66 x 1.22 / rear 0.66 x 1.68
Filling height double hopper (m) 2.95 2.95 2.95
Tyre size lateral support wheels 15.0 / 55 – 17 15.0 / 55 – 17 15.0 / 55 – 17
Tyre packer size 210 / 95 – 24 AS 210 / 95 – 24 AS 320 / 70 – 24 AS
Tyre packer Ø (cm) 100 100 100
Number of tines 20 17 12
Tine spacing in one row (cm) 60.00  70.60  100.00 
Tine spacing (cm) 30.00  35.30  50.00 
Frame height (cm) 75 75 75
Release force (kg) / trip height (cm) 630 / 26 630 / 26 630 / 26
Number of seed coulters 20 / 40 17 / 34 12 / 24
Row spacing (cm) 30.00 / 15.00  35.30 / 17.60  50.00 / 25.00 
Coulter pressure seed coulters (kg) 5 – 120 5 – 120 5 – 120
Seed coulters / press wheels Ø (cm) 34 / 32 34 / 32 34 / 32
Working speed (km/h) 6 – 10 6 – 10 6 – 10
Power demand (kW/hp) 220 – 295 / 300 – 400 220 – 295 / 300 – 400 220 – 295 / 300 – 400
DA control devices 2 (resp. +1 for Maestro preparation kit, hydr. depth adjustment disc harrow section)
Depressurized return flow (max. 5 bar) 1 1 1
Oil quantity hydr. fan (l/min) 35 – 45 35 – 45 35 – 45
Lower link linkage Cat. III – III / IV – IV Cat. III – III / IV – IV Cat. III – III / IV – IV
Adj. drawbar linkage Ring hitch Ø 58 – 79 mm Ring hitch Ø 58 – 79 mm Ring hitch Ø 58 – 79 mm
Ball-type linkage K 80 K 80 K 80
3-point linkage coulter bar Cat. III / III Cat. III / III Cat. III / III


* Weight with minimum equipment with 2-row tine section and coulter bar without coulter extension** Weight with minimum equipment with 2-row tine section WITHOUT coulter attachment

Features

TurboEdge coulter

Sowing into the open furrow

What are the excelling features of the TurboEdge coulter?

Ideal for sowing rape and beans with row spacings of 28.6 – 30, 35 and 50 cm at all Focus models.

Assets of the TurboEdge coulter

  • Intensive clearing of the harvest residues in the seed furrow
  • Optional embedding of the seed grain with a guaranteed soil contact
  • Perfect depth control by integrated press wheel at seed body
  • Optimum complement for sowing with the Focus when the preparation intensity was low

MiniDrill – High efficiency for catch crops and greening

MiniDrill (hopper capacity 400 liter) as a third component. Depending on the intended use up to three components can be applied or, in case of fine seeds (e.g. rape), the main hopper with a capacity of 5 000 liter can be used for fertiliser and the hopper of the MiniDrill can be used for seed.
The MiniDrill is available in two versions:
MiniDrill G & F Integation in the distribution units of the Focus TD. The third component can either be metered into the seed or into the fertiliser flow.
MiniDrill PPF Separate hosing with an own distribution tower and outlets in the seed bar for a close-to-the-surface application of for example grass seeds as an undersown crop.

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