There’s nothing worse than having to stop seeding to address a breakdown or perform scheduled maintenance. Luckily, some of the latest air seeder innovations eliminate many of the maintenance issues that farmers often fear with this type of equipment. Not only are these new designs convenient, but they also save you time and money. Here’s how:
Who likes crawling around in the dirt every day for a half hour or more greasing your seeder? This unpleasant task often gets neglected, and when greasing intervals are extended too far, equipment failures are common. However, our customers don’t have to worry about any of this. That’s because Amity Single Disc Drills require virtually no in-season greasing to help minimize breakdowns and give you back time to seed more acres in a day.
Not only does the simple, practical design of the Amity Single Disc Drill provide accurate seed placement, but it also contains approximately 75 percent fewer moving parts than competitive single disc drills. In fact, each opener has only two moving parts. And, fewer moving parts means fewer opportunities for breakdowns.
Less downtime and less time spent greasing equals more time planting. With our customers averaging seeding speeds of anywhere from 7-12 mph (11.3-19.3 kph), it doesn’t take long to see the impact this has. A 60-foot single disc drill traveling at 9 mph translates into over 30 acres seeded in just 30 minutes. Over the span of the season, 30 minutes of maintenance a day can mean the difference between getting all of your crop in on time or not.
If you’re tired of endless breakdowns and wasting your valuable time greasing your machinery, it may be time for you to consider the benefits of our low-maintenance single disc drills.
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