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.