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Press Wheel Planter 10 - 13ft

Cultivate, Fertilize and Plant - In One Operation, With One Machine
  • There is no other machine as simple to operate or maintain. 
  • Designed to seed in most conditions.

The Simplest Seeder Ever Made!

The Ndume Air seeder has none of the complex parts normally associated with conventional seed drills e.g. no gears, no clutches, no discs.  The conventional 16-row seeder has 16 separate metering units for sowing seed and 16 units for sowing fertilizer.  The Ndume air seeder has one metering unit for seed and one for fertilizer. The metering units are the fluted roller type made of steel and run on sealed ball bearings. Seed and fertilizer distribution is carried out by air through one distributor head. There are NO MOVING PARTS TO GO WRONG. Air for the system is provided by a fan driven by the tractor PTO shaft.

The Ndume Press Wheel Planter has large V-shaped presswheels made out of steel. Wheels are mounted at the rear in gangs of 5 or 7 depending on the size of the machine. The advantage of this is that the wheel behind each tine is not isolated, which 1) saves valuable space in the frame, and 2) ensures that the presswheel is less likely to stop going round in wet conditions. 

The Presswheels have two functions: 1) They provide good seed to soil contact and therefore good germination, and 2) They depth-control the machine. The 12mm wide Heavy Duty spring loaded tine penetrates the ground to a depth of 4 to 5”. Because the tine is so narrow, very little soil disturbance takes place.

The seeding tube is adjustable both up and down, and forwards and backwards thus allowing exact placement of seed and fertilizer. Seeding tubes are hardfaced on the leading edge to minimize wear.
The Seeding cultivator is mounted on a linkage system behind the seedbox. Lifting and lowering of the cultivator is carried out by a double acting hydraulic ram. Power for the ram is supplied by the external hydraulics on your tractor.

When lifting the cultivator out of the ground the drive wheel for the metering units automatically lifts off the tyre and seeding stops. When lowering the machine into the ground the wheel re-engages – ready for seeding.

The Ndume Air Seeder can be used in planting a variety of small seed crops, wheat, barley, oats, sorghum, rice and others.

Working widths 10 ft 13 ft
Number of tines 12 14
Tine (row) spacing 10" 10"
Under beam clearance 23" 23"
Drilling depths 0-5

0 - 5"
Hopper capacity (wheat) 600Kg 600kg

Hopper capacity (fertilizer)
600 Kg 600kg
Seed rates 10 – 80 Kg 10kg – 80kg
Power required 70 – 80 HP 80 – 110 HP
Potential working rates 5 APH 7 APH
Number of wheels 4 4
Size of Tyres 750 x 16 750 x 16
Metering units Adjustable fluted roller type made of steel

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Phone:      020-2186668/9, 2186671/2
Address:   PO Box 62, 20116 Gilgil, Kenya
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