The Ndume Potato Planter is a very simple machine to set up and
plant with. It has a single seedbox with two loading trays underneath.
Two operators sit on the seats provided and load the metering units
as they go round. The potatoes are then dropped into the seeding
tine and the seed is put into the ground behind the opener. Seed is
then covered with three Ridgers at the back of the machine.
When you require to re-ridge the rows the seeding tine can be
removed and the machine can be used as a straight Ridger. If
needed, seed spacing can be changed by changing a sprocket at the
metering unit shaft.
The Ndume Potato Planter can be fitted with a fertilizer attachment
driven from the ground wheel. The metering unit is rate-adjustable.