Introducing the Gigante Pressure Drill
Posted Feb 05, 2020
Delmade is proud to be introducing the new Gaspardo Gigante Pressure Drill to its existing line-up of tillage and planting solutions this season.
The Gigante Pressure is an advanced direct seed drill with pneumatic seed and fertilizer distribution. The drill has recently undergone a redesign to incorporate a number of new features further improving its ability to excel in Tasmania’s exacting conditions.
Rohan Cunningham, Managing Director at Delmade explains that, “The Gigante excels in uneven terrain due to its class-leading range of disc movement, and its precise depth control, provided by the large depth control wheel on each disc. The single-disc system is perfect for conditions here in Tassie. With minimal disturbance, it creates a fine tilth in the slot, creating a perfect germination zone and a consistent firm closure, thanks to the independent press wheels.”
The no-till drill units are independent and reinforced for improved durability and efficiency. This feature is designed to greatly improve the life span of the Pressure, whilst new coulters with a unique profile for improved seed penetration ensure high-quality seeding, as well as the added benefit of increased wear resistance.
Two strong and independent springs provide the range of disc movement spoken of. In combination with the depth wheels on each disc, they enable the unit to achieve a uniform seed depth, and the complete seed trench closure essential for optimum germination.
The Gigante’s trailed frame creates the height element necessary for the down pressure of up to 250 KG per run, as well as creating an easier pull for the tractor, and a reduced tractor hp requirement.
The new pressurised hopper has been designed to improved seed distribution and reduces the fan power required, reducing wear and increasing efficiency. The hopper has been rotated so the bins are front to back and lowered in the chassis. This has greatly improved the stability in hill country due to its low centre of gravity. The new low position of the hopper also makes loading of the seed and fertiliser much easier as well as improving the visibility over the rear of the drill.
The hopper is split 60% and 40% and is interchangeable depending on whether the seed or the fertiliser has the higher volume for the operation being undertaken. The eDrive metering system is easily adjustable due to the interchangeable metering cartridges that are supplied for small seeds, right through to high rates of fertiliser. Calibration is easy with the touch of a button from inside the cab or next to the drill.
The special design of the seed and fertilizer combined drill allows you to optimize the amount of fertilizer used thus reducing overall fertilizer cost.
The Gigante Pressure Drill distribution unit is enclosed in cast aluminium with rust-proof stainless steel and polyethylene components for long life.
The Gigante has extremely simple calibration, is now easy to maintain with centralised grease points and has user-friendly ISOBUS controls.
Fully ISOBUS compatible, the Pressure Drill can provide maximum precision and efficiency using the standard addition of the Genius electrical drive transmission and the GPS speed detection system.
On the road and in the paddock, new larger wheels provide improved wear and decrease compaction. The hydraulically folding frame allows a compact 3m width, making it an easy drill to transport.
The new drill will be hitting the state in late February and will be running a full schedule of demos throughout Tasmania finishing off with the Delmade Tillage Demo Day on the 10th and 11th of March. The Demo Day will be hosted on farmland at the back of Delmade’s Westbury Manufacturing Plant and there are plans to feature Rotary Hoes, Power Harrows, Mulchers, Delmade Offsets, Delmade Subsoilers, Cambridge Rollers and a Delmade Scarifier.
“Our March Demo Day is shaping up to be quite an event” Managing Director, Rohan Cunningham explains. “The plan is for a 10 am start, with a line-up of machinery and tractors. We’ll run demos until around 2pm and cook a few snags on the BBQ during the day. We will also have a display of stock machinery including our auger and spreader ranges, so it’s certainly two days to put in the diary.”
Delmade will be running on-farm demonstrations of the Pressure Drill throughout the state in March, April and May. If you are interested in seeing the unit in action on your property give us a call on 1800 335 623. For more information on the Demo Day and the new Gigante Drill, visit the premises at 7 Roxford Avenue Westbury, free call 1800 335 623 or view the specs below.
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