- Weaving Machinery has announced the launch of their new Mounted GD Disc Drill. Available now, the drill has been designed with small farmers and those who prefer mounted, compact machines, in mind
The drill has an impressive host of new features including a tubular coulter frame which deters any material from sitting on the machine, that’s built to last, season after season, and a two-section folding mechanism for easy calibration and emptying of the hopper.
“The Mounted GD was brought to the market in 2015 and has proved immensely popular, the new model has taken all of the proven features and refined them to enhance operator experience.” says Simon Weaving, Sales Director at Weaving Machinery.
Available in 3 metre and 4 metre working widths, the new Mounted GD comes complete with an ergonomic 2000L plastic tank, the same as our Sabre Drill, for better weight distribution, longevity and through-flow of material. The tank is fitted with heavy duty steel lids, along with a side door, allowing easy access for maintenance and cleaning. Rear folding steps and two-stage platform give operators ample room whilst filling the hopper.
The Mounted GD carries the tried and tested, patented GD coulter system that makes it the lowest disturbance direct drill on the market. This system has also been upgraded to incorporate a unique gas spring to allow ease of operator set up and is more reliable than the previous hydraulic cylinders. The new coulter system also offers a more responsive and constant coulter pressure for even better seed placement.
To help you hit the seed rates you’re aiming for, seed distribution is powered by RDS Artemis Lite controls with electric metering, while a 6-inch hydraulic fan delivers the seed to the coulters. The controls can be upgraded to iSOCAN GPS Metering, which includes a larger user interface, allows multiple product application and is iSOBUS compatible.
“Every machine at Weaving is built with real farmers in mind,” adds Simon. “We’re proud to support more robust performance for British farmers, with high-spec machinery that’s easy to use and maintain.”
For eligible farmers and farm contractors in England, the Mounted GD Disc Drill is eligible for the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) and the application window is open until 4th April.
The new Mounted GD Disc Drill is available to order now, direct from Weaving Machinery and shall be showcased by the sales team at both Cereals and Groundswell this summer.