FENIX G - Grass seeder
Grassland degradation can result from many factors. Most often it is caused by unfavourable site or weather conditions or inadequate use. Mild winters create excellent conditions for pests. The degradation effect, which contributes to a significant reduction in the share of valuable species of grass and/or papilionaceous plants affects the quantity and quality of the obtained feed, and that is why it often seems necessary to replenish the plant species growing in a meadow or pasture.
Meadow renovation is meant to increase the share of valuable fodder crops. Reseeding is justified when the share of valuable plant species is low and low feed value plant species prevail. The procedure is recommended when the sod was damaged following poor overwintering as a result of intensive feeding of pests or long lasting water accumulation, and also when we want to improve the effectiveness of meadows by introducing valuable grass species in their environment.
HOW TO RESEED?
Into old sod
Before grassland renovation, diagnose the condition of the green growth and then select the right reseeding method. Old green growth in grassland eligible for direct reseeding should be mown to the height of 2-3 cm, the soilage shall be raked and removed. Reseeding directly into old sod is less time- and energy-consuming, more economical and seed saving.
It is recommended to use species and varieties suitable for local site conditions to renew degraded grassland. In order to facilitate the selection, it is recommended to use grass and papilionaceous plants mixtures for meadows and pastures suitable for mineral and organic soils with different moisture content levels.
Into the sod after weeding
This direct reseeding method is used when in the green growth of moderately weed-grown grassland there are numerous (30–50%) herbs and meadow and pasture weeds (common dandelion, creeping buttercup and meadow buttercup, yarrow, common sorrel, curly dock and broad-leaved dock, chickweed, sand-rock cress, common nettle, creeping thistle, soft rush and compact rush) and the share of valuable high or low grasses exceeds 10% of the green growth, and papilionaceous plants are missing in the green growth.
WHAT TO RESEED WITH?
UNIA recommends - FENIX G seed drill
'-Modern and compact design of the pneumatic seed drill for grass reseeding has 32 single-disc coulters spanned every 90 mm.
-The suspended (mounted) version guarantees high steerability of the seed drill.
-A large seed hopper (1000 l volume) is equipped with a universal FX metering unit offering quick calibration and high accuracy of seeding.
-Mechanical (from the ground-following wheel) or electric drive (optionally)
- The fan is driven by a hydraulic motor fed from the hydraulic system of the tractor.
-405x6 mm disc coulters with 90 kG pressure ensure perfect contact of the seeds with the soil
-Maintenance-free sealed bearings guarantee a long period of operation
-Rubber shock absorbers protect the coulters from mechanical damage
-Folded rear loading step with a security hand-rail
-LED road lights
- 450/500 prismatic roller guarantees: proper ground-following and compacting, no material sticks to the roller
FX PRECISE METERING UNIT
Modern, universal FX metering unit guarantees a repeatable metering dose ranging from 1.8 to 400 kg/ha. The metering unit is suitable for fine and coarse grains, with no need to replace the metering rollers. Easy adjustment and accurate setting ensure seamless seed dosing. The metering unit is featured with a quick system removing seed residues.
Robust boron steel coulters
A simple 405x6 mm disc, made of hardened boron steel, cuts the grass under 90 kG pressure, leaving room for the cultivator point which introduces the seeds to the desired depth. The discs are fixed to individual holders and secured with rubber shock absorbers. The distance between the first and the second coulters row is 60 cm. Maintenance-free conical bearings ensure long-lasting and failure-free operation.
In the case of severely adverse humidity conditions, greater loading of the seed drill with extra weights is recommended. FENIX G can be provided with 300 kg of additional load (2 x 150 kg)
450/500 PRISMATIC ROLLER
FENIX G is equipped with a specialised prismatic roller. The roller consists of cast iron rings with two diameters. The smaller ring (450 mm diameter) adheres tightly to the roller axis, while the bigger ring (500 mm) moves on the inner side of the smaller ring, ensuring very good cleaning of the outer surface. Owing to such design, the material does not stick to the roller, even if the ground is wet, ensuring very good ground following. The cast iron rings crush lumpy material very well and close the furrows made by the coulters.
|TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS||FENIX G 1000/3|
|Working width [M]||3|
|Hopper capacity [dm3]||1000|
|Coulter type||Single-disc 405 mm|
|Number of coulters [pcs]||32|
|Coulter pressure||90 kG/coulter|
|Standard load||420 kg|
|Additional load||300 kg|
|Type of roller||Prismatic 450/500 mm|
|Weight [kg] (standard load)||2950|
|Power consumption [HP]||140|
|Fan drive||Hydraulic from the tractor|