Mounted Maestro offers precision to small farms

The new mounted Maestro from HORSCH is the ideal drill for farming operations that desire the precision of the Maestro but do not need capacity of its trailed CC and SW stablemates. The Maestro range features pneumatic single grain technology, developed in-house by Horsch, to offer speed and precision control allowing the Maestro to be used for maize, soy, sunflowers, sugarbeet and rapeseed at high speed.

Available in either 8-row with 70cm, 75cm and 80cm row spacing or 12-row configurations with 45cm or 50cm spacing, each row has a 70 litre seed hopper feeding its own seed metering device. A 300kg coulter pressure, which can be adjusted on the move from the screen in the cab, enables effective operation at around 12km/h.

The metering system uses a metering disc with open slots that face outwards. An electronic brushless motor drives each unit and requires only one amp per row unit so standard tractor electrics can power even 12-row drills.

An integrated grain sensor registers the number of grains sown and their distance apart with placement accuracy shown on the screen in tractor cab. The driver can react to different conditions and the driving speed is adapted as required.

Front-mounted Partner 1600 FT

A front-mounted Partner 1600 FT tank provides the ideal complement to the mounted Maestro. Originally developed to incorporate fertiliser while cultivating, the Partner’s 1600 litre pressurised tank provides a straightforward and flexible solution for all fertiliser applications. The drill can be used with or without the front tank.

LAMMA 2017

Make sure to visit the HORSCH stand at the 2017 LAMMA Show.

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas who come to visit hundreds of exhibitors. The 2017 event marks LAMMA’s 36th anniversary, and is the fourth year it has been staged at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Free to attend, LAMMA is open from 7.30am until 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 7.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday 19 January.

Free car parking for up to 10,000 cars is available.

Register to download our new show app here

Sarah Murray

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