Universal precision drill for maize, sunflowers, field beans, unpelleted and pelleted beet and many other types of seed.
The Kverneland Optima is the universal pneumatic precision drill for maize, sunflowers, field beans, unpelleted beet, pelleted beet, dwarf beans, soya beans, peas, and many other types of seeds. The rigid Optima R is the lighter version complementing the Optima RS within the full range of Optima models. The Optima R can be used for a whole diversity of applications and offers great capacity by increased working widths from 3 to 6m. A lengthwise transport device is not available. All rigid Optima frames can be equipped with either mechanical or electric drive. Standard rows, tandem rows, HD-II and SX rows are available. The Optima R can be combined with an optional fertiliser spreader or front hopper. All Optima with electric drive (HD-II/SX) can be equipped with micro-drill.
The Optima R can be set at row widths from narrow 35cm up to wide 80cm for maize respectively up to 150cm for pumpkins depending on the kind of row and equipment.
Moreover, the combination of the Optima with the iXtra LiFe allows the application of liquid fertiliser during seeding. For more information, please see iXtra LiFe.
|Working width (m)||3.0||3.5||4.0||4.5||5.0||6.0|
|Number of rows||2 - 8||3 - 8||3 - 8||3 - 8||4 - 8||5 - 8|
|e-drive II / GEOSEED||x||x||x||x||x||x|
The sowing units – like the whole machine – are modular in design
Seeding heart without seals
Up to 18km/h for utmost efficiency
Seeding heart – Optima SX
e-drive II – complete control and monitoring of the machine from the tractor cab in accordance with ISOBUS standard
Micro-drill for Optima HD-II and SX sowing units
The demand for microgranule applicators is increasing. Micro nutrients and also small amounts of insecticides or fungicides ensure the best start of the crop.
The electric driven micro-drills for the Optima HD-II and SX sowing units have been designed as backpack behind the sowing units and offer a hopper capacity of 17 liters.
They are electrically driven and ISOBUS controlled. The metering device consists of a wear-resistant plastic housing with exchangeable cell wheels made of stainless steel. This ensures the precise metering of the micro granules.
The engineers had focus on highest level of operator’s safety by offering easy and safe handling of the applicator. Therefore, the operator can exchange the cell wheels even when the hoppers are full of micro granule. There is no need to empty them first, reducing the operator’s risk of getting in direct contact with the granules.
A plus for the environment
The micro granules fall freely into the seed furrow without any air support, minimising the emission of dust. Therefore, the new micro-drill fully complies with the current guidelines for emission control of any granules applied.
The comfortable, fully ISOBUS integrated control system allows the adaption to the stop and starting points of the seed row. This ensures precise shutting on and off at the end of the field and in tramlines (without overlaps or faults).
IsoMatch GEOCONTROL - Cost saving with immediate payback
Seeding with GPS and GEOCONTROL in combination with an electric driven precision drill is a major step towards precision and cost saving. These machines are all equipped with ISOBUS technology which with the help of the IsoMatch Tellus terminal, can be easily controlled.
Each electric driven seeding element, in combination with GPS and GEOCONTROL, is automatically switched on or off in exactly the right place, ensuring there is no overlap with any row that has already been seeded. This is especially handy in triangular fields, on curved or irregular shaped headlands.
GEOSEED - Precision at high end
GEOSEED is offered in two different levels:
GEOSEED Level 1 is the synchronization in the machines working width. This improves the distribution of seeds up to perfection in parallel or diamond pattern: Positive effects are the best use of nutrients, water and sun. Also the wind and water erosion is decreased.
GEOSEED Level 2 is the synchronization in the whole field. This is the necessary requirement for interrow cultivation, also across the seeding direction. GEOSEED is the only system in the world, that makes this mechanic weeds control possible!