The universal cultivator drill has a lot of boxes to tick, working on ploughing, min-till or direct into stubble being just part of the expectations. The first part of our eight drill test is all about tractor attachment, seedbed preparation, hopper design and exactly how much power each of these 6.0m drills needs to make them work

Among the topics on our drill test questionnaire were how easy is it to adjust the seedbed tools or hopper level sensor and exactly how much power is required to pull each of these machines? To answer these questions we brought together eight 6.0m cultivator drills to East Germany. Why 6.0m you ask? Well this is now the most popular size of drill on the UK market and accounts for around a third of the Irish trailed cultivator drills where 4.0m is still the breadwinner.