The Avatar SD marks Horsch’s entry into the direct drilling with discs sector, in a market which up until now has only been served by tine drills. Benefitting from experience gained with the Pronto applied to a modern direct drill, the newcomer is offered in working widths of 4, 6 and 12m. Weighing 5,800, 9,300 and 19,160kg respectively, Horsch says the 200kg pressure on the new single disc coulter guarantees good soil penetration. Arranged in two bars helps to reduce the tractor power requirement, coulter depth control is carried out via a beefed up version of the Pronto’s rubber suspension. Row spacing is 16.7cm (6m) and 20cm (4 and 12m version), and Horsch says the strong coulter frame eliminates sideways movement, which ensures that the coulter keeps to the set sowing depth even on uneven soils. The seed furrow is closed and consolidated by a press wheel. Sharing hopper and metering components with the Pronto DC, the Avatar SD’s hopper capacity is 1,500lit (4m), 3,500lit (6m) and 12,000lit (12m). Control and monitoring is carried out via a standard ISOBUS terminal.