Izona marks a new direction for Mzuri

The team behind the Mzuri strip till drill has introduced the Izona IPass, designed to offer greater flexibility to work directly into stubble or residues, double shoot in a strip till system or use as a cultivator drill by simply swapping the coulters via roll pin attachment. Models are 6.0m and 8.0m working widths with 250mm or 330mm row spacings.

by Jane Carley

25 Jun 2021

Auto-reset leading tines and front discs clear crop residue from the seeding zone whilst band placing fertiliser. Seeding coulters are suspended via a parallel linkage for independent control and maintain coulter angle regardless of depth for accurate seed placement. Using a novel universal joint system, the hydraulically pressurised coulter arm can self-steer, allowing the coulters to follow the ground contours on undulating land.  A V-formation press wheel creates a channel as it presses the slot and he levelling harrow can be swapped for a linkage to fit rear rollers.

Designed to work at high forward speeds up to 16km/hr, the iPass’s 7,000 litre 60:40 split tank is pressurised to help the metering system maintain high application rates.  The monocoque chassis features a commercial axle fitted with hydraulic brakes as standard; air brakes are an option. Horsepower requirement is around 50hp/m and the drill is said to comfortably cover 40ha/day.

Alongside its distinctive colour, designed to differentiate from the orange Mzuri products, the design also incorporates a large twin ladder platform for access to the tank lids while also housing the twin fans and electronics.

Further on-farm trials will precede a 2022 launch; prices are yet to be confirmed.