THE NDUME NDOGO AIR SEEDER – 9FT
The Ideal machine for planting into conventionally prepared seedbeds.
There is no other machine as simple to operate or maintain.
The Ndume Air seeder has none of the complex parts normally associated with conventional
seed drills e.g. no gears, no clutches, no discs or springs. The conventional 24-row seeder has
24 separate metering units for sowing seed and 24 units for sowing fertilizer. The Ndume air
seeder has one metering unit for seed and one for fertilizer. Both 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 and there are NO MOVING PARTS TO GO
WRONG. Air for the system is provided by a fan driven by the tractor PTO shaft.
The seed and fertilizer are put into the ground behind heavy duty, easy flow, spring tines –
made in Europe. The tines are designed to vibrate as they go through the ground, helping to
discard any residue around the tine shank. Tines are mounted on a 3-bank frame with 18”
spacing between banks. Inter-tine spacing is 24”. Because of the large inter-tine spacing
seeding into trash is no problem for the Ndume Air Seeder. Seeding depth and covering is
controlled by spiral roller mounted on the rear of the cultivator.
The cultivator is mounted on a three-point linkage system behind the seedbox. Lifting and
lowering of the cultivator is carried out by one 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.
There are no in and out of gear clutches.
The Ndume Air Seeder is a two-in-one machine. The cultivator can be disconnected from the
seeding unit and used separately, mounted on the tractor 3-point linkage.
The Ndume Air Seeder can be used in planting a variety of small seed crops, wheat, barley,
oats, sorghum, rice and others.
Working widths 9ft
Transport width 9ft
Number of tines 13
Tine (row) spacing 8”
Under beam clearance 17”
Drilling depths 0 – 6”
Hopper capacity (wheat) 200kg
Hopper capacity (fertilizer) 200kg
Seed rates 10kg – 80kg
Power required 50 – 70HP
Potential working rates 3 APH
Number of wheels 2
Size of Tyres 750 x 16
Metering units Adjustable fluted roller type
made of steel