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Agricola Pneumatic Precision Seed Drills for Horticulture

Agricola is a leading Italian company in the manufacture of precision pneumatic seed drills that meet the individual needs of each customer.  They use leading CAD-CAM systems for simulation, production and installation of each component and manufacture over 90% of production at their facility to ensure continuity of quality and consistency.

All Agricola Seed Drills come with:
 

• A seed saver attachment so at the end of the day or when changing varieties, the hoppers can be emptied to ensure less seed loss

• Option of clod pushers

• Choice of three press wheels, rubber, stainless steel and cage wheel

• Option of hydraulic markers

• For larger machines, you can have a fixed or folding frame for transportation

• Option of micro-granulators

 

SNA-2-260 Seed Drill

 

The SNA-2-260 Seed Drill model is suitable for sowing all types of vegetables.  Its' configuration allows users to vary the inter-row distance while maintaining excellent precision.  The Seed Drill is designed for double line sowing and features two coupled seeding units, adjustable from 70 to 120 mm.  It can be equipped with as many seeding elements as needed to meet the specific requirements of the farmer and according to the different type of seeds. The tool bar ensures easy movement of the elements to obtain the various distances between the rows.

 

Advantages:


1. The disc turns in the opposite direction of travel.  This direction of rotation minimizes ‘bounce’ of the seeds, leading to much more accurate placement.


2. The Norton Gear System provides simple and fast gear changes to vary seed spacing. 


3. All sowing units are equipped with top and bottom singulators to ensure accurate singulation and have four sprockets for the rotation of the disc.


4. A separate compressor is used to keep the seed holes in the disc clear, rather than relying on the exhaust of the suction fan.  This ensures that only dry and clean air at the correct pressure is used. This is particularly important with small seeds, especially if they are dressed or dusty.

SNT-2-290 Seed Drill

 

The SNT-2-290 Seed Drill is suitable for the sowing of all types of vegetables.  This versatile, practical model has two mobile sowing rows with a tandem configuration (int. 0-80mm) and so allows the user to work cloddy ground.  
The Seed Drill is designed for double line sowing and features two tandem seeding units, adjustable from 0mm to 90 mm.  It can be equipped with as many seeding elements as needed to meet the specific requirements of the farmer and according to the different type of seeds.  The tool bar ensures easy movement of the elements to obtain the various distances between the rows.


Advantages:


1. The disc turns in the opposite direction of travel.  This direction of rotation minimizes ‘bounce’ of the seeds, leading to much more accurate placement.


2. The Norton Gear System provides simple and fast gear changes to vary seed spacing. 


3. All sowing units are equipped with top and bottom singulators to ensure accurate singulation and have four sprockets for the rotation of the disc.


4. A separate compressor is used to keep the seed holes in the disc clear, rather than relying on the exhaust of the suction fan.  This ensures that only dry and clean air at the correct pressure is used. This is particularly important with small seeds, especially if they are dressed or dusty.

Watch the SNT-2-290 Seed Drill Video