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Stanhay and UK distributor Grimme unveiled the latest advancements in precision drilling at this year’s British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day. Grimme showcases Stanhay’s latest precision drill

Stanhay and UK distributor Grimme unveiled the latest advancements in precision drilling at this year’s British Carrot Growers Association Demonstration Day. 

Visitors to the West Knapton event on 7th October were the first to see Stanhay’s new X Series drill – which comprises the X10 and the X30, with the latter taking centre stage on Grimme’s UK’s stand.

Developed over five years, the X Series rationalises Stanhay’s range, building upon the company’s field-proven air metering system and taking the best features from across the different models. 

Both models share the same chassis. The X10 is a dedicated single line row-unit offering an economical solution for growers who don’t need multi-line performance. The X30 is a multi-line row-unit capable of seeding one to four lines of seed from each row. 

Primarily designed to plant vegetables, flowers, herbs and salads, the X Series can handle a broad range of seeds, including asparagus, brassicas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, oilseed rape, parsnips, peas, sugarbeet, swede, and wheat.

Both the X10 and X30 have been designed to allow easy and precise
adjustment to give uniform seed depth and soil contact, ensuring regular and even germination in all soil conditions.

“The X10 and X30 represent a massive jump forward in drill technology,” says Grimme vegetable product specialist Rob Wilkinson.

“Stanhay have re-engineered the seed release system to improve accuracy and added mechanical clutches on each row. The latch-up system is incredibly simple, and the X Series offers infinite and simple coulter depth control.”

Stanhay is also offering a range of optional extras for the X Series, including pre -coulter trash cutting discs; rear-wheel rakes to prevent capping and a DiscEye metering unit camera monitoring system.

The ISOBUS electric drive comes complete with vari-rate and section control functionality. The X10 and X30 can also be configured to suit almost any grower requirement on both rigid and folding frames.