Clean Sheet of Paper Design
There are numerous entries in the overseeding market. However, many of these entries fall short for customers who are searching for a complete package. Those are the parameters that the engineering staff had to work with when the Till ‘N Seed® was designed. The foundation of the Till ‘N Seed® is the one-piece all-welded steel frame. This frame supports the 3-rotor ground engaging seeding mechanism. This frame also supports the metered seedboxes and the three range transmission. Accurate and consistent seed placement is assured with a 6-foot seeding width.
Seeding rates are adjusted with “micro-meter” settings for each box. Down pressure on the tillage rotor is adjusted with an air shock located on the right side of the machine. Seed depth is set with adjustable gauge wheels on either end of the tillage rotor. The seed is broadcast onto the soil as it is opened up by the rotors. A cast-iron pulverizer roller finishes the seeding operation by firming the seedbed.
The ground-engaging seeding mechanism is very unique. The star-shaped blades on the stationary front-drive rotor are overlapped by the blades on the air shock controlled tillage rotor. This design makes these two rotors self-cleaning. The chain drive between these two rotors drives the tillage rotor at a 2:1 ratio. The cast iron pulverizer roller is free to float to closely follow the contours of the ground for a complete seeding job. The seedboxes are driven from the chain drive transmission that has three ranges for a wide variety of seeding rates. The front box utilizes the large diameter, large flute meter with an agitator for the larger, bulky seeds. The rear box has the 1” diameter fluted meters for precise seeding of the very fine, small seeds.
The Till ‘N Seed® offers a fully adjustable Cat. I-II three-point hitch that can be offset to accommodate tractors with a wide wheel tread. Built-in parking stands allow the Till ‘N Seed® to be safely detached from the tractor without the fear of tipping. A built-in walk-board with step and handrail on the rear of the unit allows for easy filling of the seedboxes. Built-in tie-down lugs with integral lifting points let the operator safely load and unload the unit as well as securely tie it down without damage to the machine. A built-in calibration tray under the seedbox is available for custom seed rate calibration. The Till ‘N Seed® has built-in seedbox disconnects to effectively use the lower mechanism as a light tillage device without turning the seed meters. The Till ‘N Seed® has proven itself as a very effective thatcher/aerator with the seedboxes disengaged.
One and Done
The Till ‘N Seed® is truly a “One and Done” machine. Prepare, seed and finish…“One and Done”.