Methven Contracting operates two modern 6m twin hopper drills, a Horsch Pronto DC and a John Deere 750A, utilising high accuracy Leica RTK GPS Auto-Steer. Their twin hopper drills provides customers with the option of placing fertiliser down the spout with the seed, which can dramatically boost yields.
6m Horsch Pronto DC
6m universal drill suitable for minimum till, cultivated soil, or direct drilling into suitable conditions.
Seed, chemical and fertiliser.
Trailed seed drill combining seedbed preparation, consolidation, sowing and pressing.
PPF system for exact fertiliser-depot placement below seed rows.
2-row disc system for the production of fine earth.
6″ or 12″ row spacing.
Unique packer concept for a good crop emergence in wet and dry conditions.
Turbo Disc seed coulter with uniformer for a considerable clogging reduction and exact seed placement. Excellent seed to soil contact.
Rear seed discs enable drilling right in to corners.
Consistent seed depth thanks to rear position of seeder.
6m John Deere 750A
6m direct drill.
Seed, chemical, slug bait, and fertiliser.
World-proven drill technology that is engineered for the toughest conditions, but isn’t too heavy on your paddock.
Accurate seed placement – The seven degree angle of the 457 mm disc offers a clean seed slot and minimum soil disturbance.
Ideal germination conditions – The smooth sided gauge wheel ensures precise seed placement with a semi pneumatic press wheel for optimum seed to soil contact. The following angled closing wheel neatly closes the seed slot.
Uniform depth control – With undulating field surfaces the “active” hydraulic down pressure system reliably delivers uniform pressure of up to 250 kg per seeding unit so that the openers follow field contours exactly.
Reliable working performance even with large amounts of residue.