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Wednesday, 05 June 2019 16:17

Jean du Bru’s roller drill

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MegaPack RS roller drill. MegaPack RS roller drill.

Power Farming at Fieldays will show the latest from the Jean du Bru cultivation camp -- a new roller drill fitted with an APV seeder unit.

The MegaPack RS roller drills are available in 5.3 or 6.3m working widths with a heavy duty 150 x 150mm drawbar attached to a 100 x 100mm frame supporting the roller assemblies. 

Roller gangs are centrally pivoted to achieve good contour following, and a clever C-spring damping system will prove useful in uneven or stony ground. 

With a Cambridge and cracker ring set-up, mounted on 70mm diameter shafts featuring greaseable bushes, the machines weigh up to 4.9 tonnes depending on model. Up front, the levelling bar, adjusted manually or hydraulically, helps shatter clods and creates a levelling effect. 

When folding the machine for work or transport the hydraulic wings are synchronised to fold at the same time, improving stability on slopes and locking into the transport position. 

An APV seeder unit with 16 outlets is integrated into the overall design. This is mounted on a factory installed platform at the rear of the machine, easily and safely accessed via a ladder with a handrail.

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