Sulky Burel has launched several seed drill products at Cereals 2017, including a DUO hopper for its range of XEOS pneumatic seed drills, a 3m XEOS PRO EVO seed drill, and a new design for its XEOS TF front hopper drill. The company has also released updates to its CULTILINE power harrow with RapidFit, a quick-release tine system, and presented My Fertitest, a new fertiliser spreader configuration platform.
A new DUO hopper is available on Sulky’s range of XEOS HD, PRO and TF pneumatic seed drills and allows precision placement of slug pellets, or an additional seed alongside the main seed.
Rates of between 0.5 to 15kg/ha are possible via Sulky’s VISION DUO in-cab console, which independently manages the main metering device and the DUO hopper.
The 3m XEOS PRO EVO is the latest seed drill to be launched by Sulky. The powerful new seeding unit is 400kg lighter than its predecessor and fitted with a 1,000 litre hopper, making it a highly manoeuvrable drill, suitable for use with even modestly-powered tractors from 130hp.
The XEOS PRO EVO is suitable for drilling in all conditions. When fitted with a CULTILINE XR disc cultivation tool, working speeds of 12-14km/h can be achieved in optimum conditions. In heavier conditions, or after ploughing, the CULTILINE HR rotary harrow with four rotors per metre provides good seedbed preparation for the drill.
Sulky has updated its XEOS TF front hopper to allow increased capacity and better stability regardless of the drilling toolbar used. The hopper is equipped with a new frame, offering greater load capacity and better accessibility for loading and adjustments.
The maximum front ballast load is 1,500 kg, without counting the load in the hopper, which can be more than 900kg. Hopper capacities of 1,000, 1,500 and 1,800 litres are available and can be combined with a variety of drilling toolbars, offering widths of between 3m and 6m.
Improvements to the XEOS TF injection system via a ‘special fertiliser performance kit’ have resulted in a 40% increase in pneumatic transport capacity.
Updates to cultivation equipment have also been released at Cereals. Sulky has developed RapidFit, a new quick-release tine system for its range of power harrows. A dual function spanner allows tine removal in a few seconds. The tine holder has been designed to protect the lock from wear, offering fast tine replacement without compromising on lock function or durability.
Sulky has invested in its fertiliser spreader configuration software for which, the new platform was launched at Cereals. The new My Fertitest online platform enables farmers to build a unique, personalised database, by saving settings and adjustments from spreading activities.
My Fertitest simplifies spreader set-up by reducing the need to re-enter data. Machines are recorded in real configurations, and changes in the field can be annotated and saved, providing full traceability and ease of re-use.
Adjustments to Fertitest recommendations required due to fertiliser formulation changes or hygrometry can also be personalised and saved. These personalised changes and settings can be shared with the Sulky Test Centre, via My Fertitest, to allow improvements to recommendations across the platform.