VIDEO: Landoll grain drills take seeding to next level

By: Carene Chong, Video by: Guy Allen

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Kansas-based ag-manufacturer Landoll had its 5211 series grain drills out on display at the recent AgQuip field days, which the company claims allows grass and grain sowing in all kinds of soil, from conventional tilled to no-till ground.

The range of drills, which comprises of models ranging from 10 to 20 feet in width, were recently brought into the country by Australian distributor Geronimo Farm Equipment.

Geronimo Sales Manager David Fagan says the series, especially the smaller models, are ideally suited for sowing in grazing operations.

"Previously you have to plough it all up, kill it all and start again but with this you can go straight in, and you don’t even have to take the stock out of the paddock," he says.

Another key feature of the 5211 series is the pneumatic pressure feature on the openers which allows user friendly adjustment to fit whatever conditions are encountered.  

"With this pneumatic pressure feature, the seeders have air bags on them as used in a semi trailer," Fagan says.

"They pressurise the whole disc assembly into the ground with up to 400 pounds of pressure."

Users also have various seed box options; ranging from grain only, grain with small grass attachment or grain with dry fertiliser attachment.

"They’ve even got an electronic monitor in the cabin which can tell you how many acres you’ve sown, where you’ve been, how much is left in the seedbox and if something goes wrong the buzzer goes off and tells you," Fagan adds.

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