New options for Focus TD strip-till drill

The successful Focus TD strip-till drill has been updated to expand its breadth of capability. A new TurboEdge coulter, new crumbling unit and the MiniDrill can now be specified.

An additional choice to the well-proven TurboDisc double disc coulter, the new TurboEdge tine coulter can be specified. It is suited to row spacings that are larger than 25cm for rape and beans. Especially suited to heavy soils or those with a lot of residues on the surface, the seed tine offers exact placement of the seed. Even if there is limited cultivation work, the TurboEdge coulter shows its advantages. In other conditions, the TurboDisc coulter continues to be the best choice for optimum precise seed placement.

A new crumbling unit, instead of the levelling discs, in front of the packer provides a fine earth in the seed strip and is particularly effective on medium and heavy soils. Due to its open design and small diameter, coarse soil is easily crushed and the self-cleaning effect on sticky damp soils is excellent. 

In the near future, the MiniDrill with a 400-litre hopper will also be available for the Focus. This offers a third component in the application process and increases the productivity of the machine. In the case of OSR seeding, the rape seed can be metered with the MiniDrill and the two main hoppers can be used for fertiliser, increasing the seeding output of the Focus by 40%. If the MiniDrill is used as an addition to the PPF system, the seed outlets are located in the seed bar area and can be used to apply slug pellets, for example.