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.
HEAVY DUTY TINE
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
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 reengages
– 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
The presswheel Planter is suitable for conventional, Minimum Tillage and Zero Tillage farming