Avatar 18 MD – HORSCH expands product range
Operational reliability in most difficult conditions, minimum soil movement and erosion protection – to name only a few advantages of the HORSCH Avatar 18 MD. From Australia over Central Europe to North America farmers already rely on the HORSCH Avatar seed drills which are available in different working widths. In different conditions they provide our customers with utmost flexibility and operational reliability. This is why HORSCH expands its product range with the Avatar M line. This line is based on a new central frame concept of the seed wagons to create new options for example with regard to hopper partitions and hopper systems. To begin with, it will be available with 18 metres working width.
The new HORSCH Avatar 18 MD is equipped with a triple tank system with three separate chambers thus offering a significantly larger hopper capacity than other machines that already exist on the market.
The partition of the three hoppers in 2000 litres, 5300 litres and 5300 litres allows for metering up to three components separately and precisely and for placing it simultaneously by means of the well-proven SingleDisc seed coulters.
There are new equipment options that complete the new machine concept
Due to the optional weighing system the driver can see from the tractor how much weight is in the hopper. It, thus, is another safety factor in addition to the standard residual quantity calculation. The large chassis tyres minimise the pressure on the soil and thus allow for working in a particularly soil-saving way even if the hopper is full or the soil is wet. The well-proven Single-Disc seed coulters can be adapted individually to different conditions and guarantee a precise placement of the seed for optimum emergence.
Additional equipment options like for example the LED headlight system WorkLight Pro allows for driving at night. This is particularly advantageous for large farms as with this option they can clearly see the seed coulters and the machine even if it is dark. Moreover, pushed trash wheels are available for the Avatar 18 MD as an option to remove organic residues from the seed horizon. A half-width shut-off is a standard equipment of the Avatar 18 M. It allows the driver to save seed or fertiliser on the headlands or in wedge-shaped fields.