MARYSVILLE, KS — March 2014 — The Landoll Model 5211 was already the only grain drill in its category with pneumatic down pressure on the openers. However, for 2014, the 5211 has even more unique features that set it apart in the industry. Among them is the option for three boxes on four different models that range from 10 to 20 feet in width for seeding large acreage fields with any combination of seed, fertilizer and or grass seed. With the increased interest in cover crops, this multi-purpose drill really fills a niche.
Available with the standard three-point hitch, optional pull-type hitch or coulter cart, the 5211 is capable of no-till, min-till and conventional seeding. Other features that give the 5211 exceptional versatility include large-diameter 15.8-inch blades on double disc openers, standard “soil control” strips that eliminate the need for aftermarket seed firmers, and swivel-type press wheels.
“The 5211 also utilizes our externally fluted seed meter with its wider openings, which allows the producer to control seed population though both opening size and speed,” explains Jamie Meier, Ag Manager at Landoll. “The other benefit is that this new meter gives producers a wider range of seed sizes and the ability to plant higher plant populations. It offers improved performance with small seeds like alfalfa, while also doing a better job with large seeds like soybeans and other specialty crops,” he adds, noting that a gauge and threaded seed shaft adjustment provide precise seed rates. “A final benefit of the new meter is that it is easier to clean out. Of course, with the new option of up to three boxes, a producer can also plant something like a blend of alfalfa and grass in one pass, or plant alfalfa and a ‘nurse crop’ at the same time.”
Meier says the Model 5211 redesign also incorporates a Loup Monitor System, which includes a population monitor, bin level sensor and an acremeter, as standard equipment. “As a result, the operator can now review field acres, total acres covered, seed bin level, etc. from the tractor seat,” he adds. “Plus, we have added LED safety lights as standard equipment on all models for better nighttime visibility.
“All main seed boxes now feature a ‘V’ bottom, as well, which means there are no seed tents to interfere with clean-out,” Meier adds, pointing out a 3.25-bushel-per-foot capacity. “Still, the best feature of the 5211 grain drills is one you’ll find on all Landoll grain drills, old or new. That is Landoll’s unique pneumatic down pressure spring that provides 120 to 400 pounds of down pressure for consistent seed placement, no matter the soil conditions.”
For more information on the redesigned Model 5211 grain drills or other Landoll products, call 785-738-6613 or visit here.