|Seed placement has become even more precise and accurate in the redesigned 5000 Series Grain Drills from Landoll. As the only grain drill in the industry with “All-Purpose Air Spring Opener Suspension,” the modified 5000 Series models now include an all-new fluted seed metering system for better seed singulation and improved population control.
“We’ve gone to an externally fluted seed meter and, at the same time, literally doubled the number of flutes on each metering wheel,” explains Alan Gengler, Landoll product engineer for tillage and seeding equipment. “The seed meter opening is also wider, which allows the producer to control seed population through both opening size and speed. The other benefit is that this new meter gives producers a wider range of seed sizes and the ability to accurately seed higher plant populations. It offers improved performance with small seeds like alfalfa, while also doing a better job with large seeds like soybeans and sunflowers.”
The redesigned 5000 Series grain drills also feature a new Loup Monitor as standard equipment for in-cab monitoring of seed population, seed sensors and hopper levels.
“While an acre counter was included on the previous models, we’ve now incorporated that feature into the monitor, too,” Gengler adds. “As a result, the operator can now review field acres, total acres covered, etc., from the comfort of the tractor seat.”
Available in 10’ rigid through 40’ folding models, the redesigned Landoll grain drills also feature a myriad of small improvements, including new LED lights as standard equipment; new lid handles and lid cylinder brackets; a heavier transport lock bracket; larger wheel spindles and larger radial transport tires; rubber seals between the lid hinge and box, and lock valves on the hitch and opener cylinders for added safety and convenience.
“All seed boxes now feature a ‘V’ bottom as well, which means there are no seed tents to interfere with clean-out,” Gengler adds. “Still, the best feature of the 5000 Series grain drills is one you’ll find on all Landoll grain drills, old or new. That is Landoll’s unique pneumatic down-pressure spring that provides 120 to 400 pounds of down pressure on the 15.8-inch diameter opener blades. The two-position mounting even allows for heavier down pressure on the staggered units that follow the tractor wheel tracks.”
For more information call 785-738-6613 or visit www.landoll.com.