BD11 End-Wheel Grain Drills
Half-speed drive for fluted feed drills
The half-speed drive reduces the feed shaft speed by one-half, which allows for the very low seed rates required for crops such as rape and sorghum. It also permits higher seed index settings for large seeds such as soybeans. The resulting greater flute exposure reduces seed damage sometimes caused by forcing seeds through the opening between the shutoff and feed cup housing.
Seed/fertilizer meter drive system
The seed and fertilizer metering systems are powered by the end wheel. A heavy-duty, high-strength No. 40 roller chain provides a positive drive. Spur gears and sprockets are machined to provide a more accurate fit for longer life. Gears can be interchanged for either a slow or fast speed.
Optional furrow boots
Double-disk openers with aluminum boots work well in well-prepared seedbeds and dry soil. Blades bolt on to allow use of a broad range of depth-gauging attachments.
Double-disk openers with cast-iron boots are also available. They are heavier and have greater clearance inside of double-disk openers for better performance in wet, sticky soils.
|Boot||Opener weight||Spring down pressure*||Total penetration force|
|Aluminum||10.4 kg (23 lb)||11.3 kg (25 lb)||43.1 kg (95 lb)||21.8 kg (48 lb)||53.5 kg (118 lb)|
|Cast iron||12.7 kg (28 lb)||11.3 kg (25 lb)||43.1 kg (95 lb)||24 kg (53 lb)||56.2 kg (124 lb)|
*NOTE: The down pressure figures are based on 25.4 mm (1 in.) of push rod showing above spring.
|Working width||26.9 cm
|Transport width||3.8 m
|Available row spacings||15.2 cm
|Transport ground clearance||13.8 cm
|Plain box (7.5-in. spacing)||726 kg
|Combo box (7.5-in. spacing)||816 kg
|Plain grain||0.987 m3
|Combo||40 percent grain
13.5 bu60 percent grain
18.2 bu100 percent grain
|Grass seed or legume (small seed)||0.053 m3
|Implement||7.5-20, 4 pr|
|Double-rib, implement||7.5-20, 4 pr|
|Type||Double disk, staggered pattern: 33.02 cm
|Down pressure||56 kg
|Type||Cast aluminum or cast iron|
Depth gauging press wheels size
|Outside disk scrapers||Optional|
|Grass seed or small seed legume box||Optional|
|Labor hours||2 to 3|
|Time period||1 year|