Powerful devices for autumn field works

Managers and specialists of AgroCentreZakharovo and AgroCentreLiski branches and representatives of other agricultural enterprises have participated in HORSCH Field Day. The event took place on the premises of the Horsch service centre in Roshchinsky village, Lipetsk oblast. The invited guests had a chance to appreciate the advantages the German machinery showcased.

‘The Horsch Pronto 12NT drill is one of the most essential units for the upcoming autumn works at which we have taken a closer look together with our partners and clients’, says Aleksey Grigoryev, Executive Director of AgroCentreZakharovo. ‘It is designed for conventional and direct seeding. The model is equipped with a 12,000 L double hopper. During the sowing process the space between every two rows is fertilised. The drill frame is attached tightly to the seed and fertilizer hopper, this solution allows to partially shift the weight of the hopper to the seed coulters. Wavy cutting discs which cultivate soil and cut organic material are mounted in front of each coulter.’

One more model of particular interest was the Horsch Tiger 4MT. It combines a heavy-duty disc harrow and a subsoiler. Due to the hemispherical serrated discs with the diameter of 68 cm, it is a perfect choice for cutting even large harvest residues and mixing them with soil. It also prevents soil consolidation below the discs working depth. Loosening can be performed at depths of up to 35 cm. The machine is aggregated with tractors providing 150 hp or more.

‘The model is perfect for cultivating fields after harvesting corn, rapeseeds, sunflowers, cereals and intermediate crops’, adds Aleksey Grigoryev. ‘What is more, the working depth of the disc harrow and its tines can be adjusted independently. Along with other features, we can name the four-bar frame design with the frame height of 85 cm aimed at maximum clearance.’

The Horsch Joker 8 RT disc harrow was among the demo-show ‘stars’.

‘This is a trailed disc harrow for shallow tillage with a focus on thorough mixing of residues with soil’, says Dmitry Gerasimenko, Head of Kurgan branch of AgroCentreZakharovo. ‘The machine is reliable and operator-friendly, it also does an excellent job at long straw and residue incorporation. It can run at a speed of up to 20 km/h and is distinguished by its unsurpassed clearance made possible due to the twinned discs.’

The chassis is located in the centre of the unit for the optimal weight distribution. That is especially convenient not only during field works, but also during transportation.

The Horsch Maestro drill was also in the limelight of the Field Day. Due to its innovative dosing system and seeding quality control, the machine ensures pinpoint precision of sowing at a speed of up to 12 km/h. The model is designed for sowing corn, sunflowers, soybeans and sugar beets.

‘It is the first time I have visited Horsch Field Day and got a lot of useful information’, shares Sergey Dorofeyev, Sales Representative of Kursk branch of AgroCentreLiski. ‘The company representatives explained all the advantages of the Horsch innovations in a simple way and the demo-show programme was well-designed to illustrate their words.’