Since the launch just over 12 months ago, Simplicity Australia's new 30 Series Air Seeders have taken Australia by storm. Not only are they the largest they have ever built, the new design platform incorporates a number of user-friendly features previously unsuited to their standard range.
Simplicity Australia Sales Manager Doug Campbell says the 30 Series represents a fresh approach, and is the product of years of development and refinement by Simplicity's design engineers. "We are delighted to see the way our customers have responded to the locally designed and manufactured machines".
With 23 different models already available in the range, sizes from 14,000 litres to 30,000 litres, and 10 models with integrated stainless liquid tanks there are is plenty of choice on offer. The 30 Series comes standard with the proven and reliable ground driven linear actuator variable rate system offering simple and accurate rate control. The secret to a good calibration, is sample size, and the integrated hydraulically driven calibration motor makes this task a breeze.
Exclusive to the new 30 Series is Simplicity's optional section control system. With the high cost of crop inputs, it is no secret that section control offers broad acre growers the opportunity save significant amount of money by reducing overlap and minimising double application. Based upon the ground driven system, and maintaining a simple mechanical link between the drive wheel and each individual metering spool, the system provides reliable speed relative rate control. When the section is deactivated, the drive is simply disengaged.
The second feature of Simplicity's section control is an automatic air damping system that reduces the amount of air running through air lines when a section cuts off, ensuring an even flow of air remains in the active hoses. This system automatically pressurises the line when the section activates again.
Each of the stainless steel sectional metering units feature a larger observation window to clearly observe the operation, and an adjustable spool cover that allows the operator to easily adjust the amount of clearance when changing between canola, cereals and coarse seeds such as beans or other pulses.
A simplified single sided drive system was developed for this range, creating more room under the bins when maintaining or inspecting them.
Up front, there is the option for either a 750 litre or 1500 litre Small Seeds Box, suitable for handling product from bulk commodity bags. The small seeds metering unit has been upgraded to include an observation window and swing away bottom door. Section control is also available as an option on the small seeds.
On top of the bins, handrails have been significantly improved, allowing clear access for fill augers over the top of the bin fill zone, while maintaining operator safety. Ease of access has also been improved with wider platforms and ladder treads.
Another feature of this series is the electrically operated bin lids, allowing the operator to open and close the lids from ground level. Convenient bin fill indicator lights notify the operator when the bins are almost full. These are adjustable to suit fill speed.
Lighting has been significantly upgraded with additional LED work lights making operating at night much safer.
Not only are Simplicity Australia's new 30 Series seeders the largest they have ever built, they are also packed with features to benefit growers now and into the future. Simplicity's new section control builds upon their long proven and reliable metering system with new features and zero compromise.
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