Grassland UK: Simtech drills own path

Having imported the Aitchison drill for many years, Simtech has decided to part ways and developed its own grassland seeder. The T-Sem Grass 300 has a working width of 3.0m (there is also a 2.6m version) and uses 20 coulters with a 15cm spacing.

George Simon pointed out that one of the differences is they tine coulter running flatter so the tip is less vulnerable. The gauge wheels are at the rear of the machine rather than the side so more of the machine’s weight is applied to the coulters.  Tungsten on the coulters should also prolong their service life.

by Mervyn Bailey

14 May 2018

Having imported the Aitchison drill for many years, Simtech has decided to part ways and developed its own grassland seeder. The T-Sem Grass 300 has a working width of 3.0m (there is also a 2.6m version) and uses 20 coulters with a 15cm spacing.

George Simon pointed out that one of the differences is they tine coulter running flatter so the tip is less vulnerable. The gauge wheels are at the rear of the machine rather than the side so more of the machine’s weight is applied to the coulters.  Tungsten on the coulters should also prolong their service life.

The metering system is the same sponge wheel set-up as before as Mr Simon points out it can handle everything from grass seed at 1kg/ha to beans at 400kg/ha.

Expect to pay £17,350 for the 3.0m version on farm.