New direct drill launched

  • Grange Machinery Ltd has launched its first direct seeding technology at the Cereals Event 2024

The Grange Tine-Drill Toolbar (TDT) has been developed as a result of on-farm experience and customer demand, part of the Holderness, Yorkshire-based company’s ethos.

Managing Director Rhun Jones explains: “Over the last few years more and more of our current and prospective customers have asked if we can offer a strong, robust frame that would allow them to have a tine drill that can be used in heavy clay soils right the way through to sandy loams.

“We took the forward step of design and manufacturing our first 6m unit three years ago to meet an order from PX Farms in Cambridgeshire who specifically wanted a light but strong framed tine drill for drilling cereals and beans.

“The changes in weather patterns over the last five years have affected the traditional end of harvest and drilling seasons drastically and in our opinion, the requirement for a flexible and lightweight setup to ensure crops can be established in tricky conditions but are sown with precision and a light ground footprint has never been more important.”

The unit has been in development for almost four years and comes equipped with section control, and blockage sensing. It is intended to work with front hoppers and works with 25cm row spacings and four rows of legs with Bourgault seed coulters.

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