The Aerosem VT5000 drill was created by Pottinger to fulfill the calls for of smaller excessive horsepower (hp) tractors that didn’t have the burden to securely carry the implements they had been highly effective sufficient to drive.
Energy harrow/drill combos are a specific working example; each parts may be heavy, particularly if the hopper is full, rendering wider machines too weighty for the brand new breed of energy dense tractors.
Fold for transport
Pottinger’s reply to this has been to make a folding trailed model of its Aerosem machines which are not more than 3m broad for transport and place little weight on the tractor itself.
The drills had been launched final yr and have finally arrived in Eire with the 5m model, the VT5000, being demonstrated on the Deutz Driving days not too long ago.
What instantly units the drills aside from others is the place of the seed hopper. Slightly than sitting laterally above the facility harrow factor, it has been moved ahead and is mounted longitudinally on the drawbar.
By inserting it on this place Pottinger’s engineers have created room for the harrow beds, with coulters connected, to fold vertically and so preserve the transport width all the way down to 3m.
Among the weight of the seed may even be transferred to the rear of the tractor, aiding grip with out the necessity for added weights.
VT5000 energy requirement
On the day, the VT5000 was hitched to a 280hp Deutz Fahr 8 sequence tractor which, as Paul Flynn, gross sales supervisor for Pottinger Eire identified, was a great deal bigger than required, however the occasion was supposed to exhibit the tractors moderately than the implements.
A minimal of 150hp is listed on the spec sheet however he means that 160hp to 200hp can be the perfect tractor for the mix, placing it proper according to lots of the tractors discovered on tillage farms and in contractors’ yards.
Paul mentioned that that is precisely the intention, and he feels that the VT5000 will match proper into many farming and contracting operations because it gives a beneficiant working width with out the necessity for a heavy and over highly effective tractor to hold it from.
Heavy cultivation nonetheless wanted
Pottinger additionally had lighter cultivation tools current, together with the Rotorcare mechanical weeder, however that is extra focused in the direction of min-till operations moderately than major cultivation.
Paul factors out that the catchy situations of this autumn have proven that there’s nonetheless very a lot a necessity for instruments, akin to the facility harrow and plough, that may set up a crop in antagonistic seasons.
The brand new VT sequence mixture drills are available in working widths of 5m or 6m and can be found with all of the options related to the Aerosem vary.