2014-03-28   facebook twitter rss

GNK Overseeder Goes on Trial

Pitchcare are holding a tractor mounted seeder demonstration at Loughborough Endowed School, Leicestershire, LE12 8AJ on Friday 11th April 2014.

A group of manufacturers will be there demonstrating a range of their seeders at the school along with sales representatives from two seed suppliers Limagrain and DLF who will be on hand to recommend seed mixtures for various sports / amenity surfaces.

The modular construction of the Amazone landscape combinations mean that they can happily overseed or reseed

The modular construction of the Amazone landscape combinations mean that they can happily overseed or reseed

From Amazone Groundcare, the GBK 1.5 overseeder will be taking part in the demonstration. The 1.5m wide GNK is a PTO-driven close-coupled tine bar system that aggessively scratches down through the top sward and any thatch to lightly aerate the soil surface with a double row of reciprocating spring tines. The depth of the tines is accurately controlled by the rear screen roller to ensure the perfect pre-conditions are generated for the seed. A full width curtain of seed is dropped from the 194 litre GBK seed hopper into the fine tilth left by the tines. The depth of the seed is governed by the postion of the chute in relation to the tine bars and is easily adjusted from the end of the machine. The screen roller then lightly consolidates the soil surface leaving a slightly open textured pattern to prevent any capping after sowing. Seed rates from 0 - 60 g/m2 are set on just one single setting lever. Tractor horsepower is from just 25 hp.

The GBK 1.5 is just part of a wide range of stone burier, rotary power harrow or reciprocating harrow combinations in working widths from 85cm right through to 2.5m. The modular layout means that the seeder box is dismountable so that the harrow can be used for other duties such as seedbed preparation on new grass areas. As we come up to the end of the playing season, the GBK is ideal for sports field maintenance with a staggering regrowth possible in a few weeks after a single pass. Whether it is goal mouths, centre spots of side lines, the GBK makes light work of getting pitches ready for the new season.


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