McConnel Seedaerator

McCONNEL SEEDAERATOR

The McConnel Seedaerator delivers single-pass drilling straight into previous crop residues – saving time, money and fuel, while maintaining crop yields in even the most challenging weather and soil conditions.

Demos available – To arrange a demo please call our sales team on 01584 873131.

By cultivating only the seeding zone, the Seedaerator ensures the adjoining soil structure is left undisturbed and crop residue remains on the surface.

This creates the perfect conditions for a living biotic soil to thrive and delivers improvements in soil quality, aeration, water percolation, and moisture retention.

The soil remains rich in nutrients and can therefore deliver consistently strong yields year on year while the machine’s single-pass operation allows farmers to work faster and smarter.

OVERVIEW

The culmination of an intensive four-year research and development programme, the Seedaerator has been created to thrive in a variety of soil and weather conditions.

Strong crop yields

Proven track record for maintaining yields in varied soil and weather conditions

The Seedaerator features a wide choice of customisation options, enabling farmers and contractors to precisely tailor the machine for peak performance.

Key benefits

Low-disturbance drilling improves soil structure
Organic matter retained near the surface creates an active biotic layer
Cultivated seed zone promotes deep, vigorous rooting
Reduced compaction and improved drainage
Single-pass drilling for reduced fuel and labour costs

KEY FEATURES

Leg Profile

Nine low-disturbance leading legs cultivate only the seed zone root, leaving the soil structure undisturbed between bands. Users can choose between LD Low Disturbance and WL Winged Leg designs. Both feature a hardened tungsten-carbide face.

Hydraulic auto-reset legs

The hydraulic protection system allows the legs to break-back on contact with an obstacle and then automatically return to the working position without the need for operator input.

Press wheels

Press wheels not only consolidate the seed zone ahead of the coulter but also ensure the weight of the machine is distributed evenly for consistent leg and coulter depth and a uniform finish.

Coulter choices

Four coulters are available. A 60mm Narrow coulter for sowing peas and beans at depths up to 150mm; a 150mm Standard coulter for sowing a single band with optimal seed to soil contact; a 170mm Double-shot coulter for placing seed in two split rows, and a 150mm Dual Product Coulter which places fertiliser and seed within the same 150mm band.

Seed distribution system

Designed and developed by McConnel specifically for nine coulters, the seed distribution system delivers constant seed flow from the hopper to the coulter even with large seeds at high rates.

Featuring a domed distribution head and large diameter seed hoses, the system delivers greater consistency and uniformity of seed placement. An innovative tramline shut-off system is incorporated into the distribution head as standard.

Rear harrow

A choice of rear harrow configurations is available to suit a wide range of soil conditions and personal preferences.

The working angle and surface pressure can be adjusted to create a level finish whether working pre-cultivated soil, or direct drilling into dense crop residue.

Read more about the McConnel Seedaerator here