August 13, 2015
With an increased focus on conservation and soil health, Great Plains introduces the new Turbo-Seeder™ Attachment for Turbo-Max®.
The new attachment offers a cost effective, highly productive method for seeding cover crops with a true vertical tillage finish tool, providing soil benefits of both cover crops and vertical tillage. Turbo-Seeder simultaneously tills soil, sizes residue, and plants cover crops in one pass, while also reducing labor, fuel, and maintenance cost of conventional planters.
Produced in partnership with Gandy Company of Owatonna, Minnesota, Turbo-Seeder is a complete, easy-to-install attachment featuring a 36-bushel hopper, 24 outlets, and a split shaft controlled by two separate clutches. The meter shaft is powered by a 12-volt, 25-amp motor, and an 8-gpm hydraulically-driven fan delivers seed to the diffusers. With both black and red metering wheels, Turbo-Seeder can place high rates of cover crops such as hairy vetch, crimson clover, tillage radish, cereal rye, annual rye, sorghum sudangrass, buckwheat, and alfalfa, as well as small grains such as oats, wheat, and rice barley.
Currently available for 2400, 3000, and 3500 Turbo-Max models, the Turbo-Seeder kit also includes a ladder and walkboard for safe, easy access to the hopper.