Versatile cover crop option from Pöttinger

Pöttinger says that the possibility to fit the Tegosem cover crop sowing unit further increases the flexibility of its trailed Multiline concept.

by Steven Vale

23 Jan 2019

Combining a compact disc harrow or stubble cultivator with a seed drill, the Multiline concept can now be used solo, with a Tegosem unit, or as a mulch seed drill combination with Vitasem mechanical or Aerosem pneumatic drills.

Available in working widths of 3.0m and 4.0m, the starting point for the Multiline is a Terradisc compact disc harrow or Synkro stubble cultivator, both of which are now fitted with new tyre packers.

Fitted with an electrically-driven metering system, the Tegosem can be used to drill a wide range of crops, including mustard, grass, OSR, peas and beans. Seed is distributed pneumatically using distribution plates, which claims the company, ensures precision regardless of wind conditions.

Calibration is started by pressing a button on the machine, and Pöttinger says that it takes just 20 seconds to calibrate the drill to the required seed rate. A calibration bag is supplied as standard.

The control terminal has a kg/ha display, a priming function, a headland management system, a tank emptying function, automatic calibration and counters for total hours, hours per day, total hectares and hectares per day.

Other features include a level indicator for monitoring the contents of the seed hopper, a DGPS ground speed sensor, and sensors on the top link and chassis for metering start/stop.