November 08, 2013
Great Plains is launching a new version of its market-leading Yield-Pro precision planter that folds to 3m for transport especially for the Western European market.
The company is exhibiting at Agritechnica in Hall 12, Stands B02/B03.
The new machine, the YPE-825A, can plant a wide range of row-sown crops in either eight or 16 rows according to whether it is working conventionally or using Great Plains’ Twin-Row system.
It combines the company’s Series 25 opener, Air-Pro ® meters and Clear-Shot ® Seed Tube to maintain optimum seed placement accuracy at faster speeds than competitors can achieve.
Buyers can choose between four different row spacings when working in conventional format: 70cm; 75cm; 76.2cm (30 in) and 80cm. The three wider spacings are available in Twin-Row format.
Pneumatic power is used to feed seed from the 53 litre tanks serving each row, and to move fertiliser from the 1,700 litre tank. Application rates are controlled via ground driven wheels.
The planter needs between 160hp and 200hp, depending on whether it is single or Twin-Row format.
The larger machines are 11.81m and a 14.63m wide models, which are designed for operators looking for simply operated machines that offer high output with the ability to place fertiliser, and include either a 3,525 litre dry fertiliser or a 2,840 litre liquid tank.
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