Agroplow’s new seed drill has been engineered to meet the demands of Australian conditions
Given the uncertain weather patterns that Australia has faced in recent years, more than ever farmers need reliable equipment that can help them take advantage of optimal sowing conditions while they last.
This has been the driving force behind the development of Agrowplow’s new AD730 seed drill.
Agrowplow principal Shannon McNab and his team began work on the new model in late 2017. The idea was to develop a machine with a more rugged design and increased accuracy in seed metering for medium and large-scale farms.
The Agrowplow team has worked closely with farmers and contractors from across the country to develop a drill that is expertly engineered to meet the demands of Australian conditions.
The result is an Australian-designed and built seed drill that is already seeing unprecedented demand, sight unseen, from farmers and dealers alike.
Shannon says the new AD730 has been expertly designed to handle a range of tasks, including sowing cereal crops and establishing and restoring pasture. It has the features needed to achieve this and ensure efficient sowing and minimal topsoil disturbance.
“The AD730 has already proven itself in the field, sowing wheat in NSW’s Central West. Early users have praised its accuracy, durability, and reliability, and are impressed with how easy it is to direct drill into hard dry soils,” he says.
A number of configurations are available for the AD730. It is available in 18- and 22-run versions at 225 mm spacings or with 20, 24 or 28 runs at 175 mm spacings.
It has four tool bars and a robust 100 x 100 x 6 RHS welded frame, which gives the drill the strength to handle Australian conditions while maintaining reliability and productivity.
The extra-large capacity of the hoppers means you can keep sowing for longer, and the dog clutch system engages when lowered and disengages when raised, so there is one less worry when turning while sowing.
The AD730 features high flotation tyres, while the 550mm underframe clearance and heavy-duty spring release tynes provide maximum trash handling capability.
Shaft rotator indicators provide farmers with visual assurance that the seed metering system is functioning, and windows in the front of the seed boxes help ensure simple cleaning and calibration.
Optional features to increase the versatility of the drill include disc undercarriage, small seeds box, coulters, press wheels, spring harrows, rubber tyre rollers and trailing flexi-rollers. With these options, farmers and contractors can benefit from Agrowplow’s proven track record in developing high quality equipment and ensure the drill performs to meet their specific requirements.
The predecessor of the new Agrowplow AD730 was the AD720 range, and many of these drills have seen substantial use on countless farms across Australia. Dealers and farmers alike still praise its rugged design and reliable operation.
With the AD730, Agrowplow has built on this success, offering growers the benefits of the company’s 30 plus years of experience developing products for effective, sustainable agriculture.
With a design that melds tradition with modern technology and practicality, the AD730 is a seed drill that offers the features you need get the job done at a price that offers real value. There is no doubt that the AD730 will be a standout seed drill for years to come.