Date:23.08.2014Time:17:19
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Happy Birthday, Horsch

Happy Birthday, Horsch

Machinery maker Horsch set about celebrating its 25th anniversary this month by introducing a new 3m tractor mounted cultivator drill, a high capacity chaser bin and also revealed plans to re-enter the self-propelled sprayer market. The new 3m Express HD pneumatic seed drill is a departure from the trailed, wide working implements normally associated with Horsch and one which is clearly aimed at expanding its customer base. Designed for use on ploughing or, when soil type allows, as part of a min-till operation, two rows of discs are the primary cultivation elements. A levelling rake is followed by a bank of double-disc coulters, each of which can be pressurised to 150kgs, with seed delivered to them from a radar ground-speed activated metering system. The new single-auger chaser bin brings Horsch back into a market it left seven years ago. Holding 25 tonnes of grain – sufficient to fill a lorry in one drop – it means that only one trip needs to be made when it has been filled by the combines rather than spending time running back and forwards. News that the company is to re-enter the self-propelled sprayer market within the next three to five years is interesting although at present there is little detail available on just what is being developed. Company boss Michael Horsch comments that the global demand for such machines is currently about 20,000 units and growing. "We are preparing to make a significant impact on the market with our new innovative designs," he says. "Prototypes are being worked on and all is progressing very well."


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