Fitting a seeder to a cultivator: Two into one will go

Adding an air seeder to cultivation kit isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. To help get it right here’s some tips from Austrian maker APV, whose kit is widely available in Ireland and the UK

by Alexander Bertling and Andrew Pearce

3 Aug 2021

Combining cultivation and seeding in a single pass is a good option when intercropping, undersowing or reseeding, and one way to do it is to team a new air seeder with an existing machine. Whatever combo you have in mind, best results come when seed go in the right place — and for that to happen, your spanky new seeder and its outlets have to be mounted the right way. To see how best to do it, we took notes as APV’s fitters added a PS300 M1 unit to a Väderstad Carrier 540.