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Cross Slot is the drill you need!

Proven results on the farm from a unique partnership of biological science and engineering.

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Benefits

Compared with other no-tillage options:

  • Features several world-first functions that are simply not available elsewhere.
  • Is recognized as state-of-the-art by international authorities.
  • Creates horizontal slots only no-tillage opener to do so most others are vertical.
  • Creates true low-disturbance no-tillage by replacing residues over the slot.
  • Harnesses both liquid and vapour soil water to almost guarantee seedling emergence.
  • Self-adjusts downforce to match soil hardness, thus maintaining seeding depth & cover.
  • Is virtually unblockable in most residues, even by the heaviest yielding crops.
  • Eliminates almost all hairpinning problems.
  • Greatly reduces risks - biological, mechanical and financial.
  • Bands fertilizer close to the seed with virtually no risk of seed burn.
  • Outstanding crop & pasture yield responses up to 50%.
  • Needs only a 1 - 4% yield response to justify its cost compared with cheaper options.
  • NZ owners consistently report 95%+ success rates with crops and pastures.
  • Is the result of 30 years of internationally-published scientific research.
  • Is designed in NZ, which has some of the most varied farming conditions in the world.
  • Was designed by identifying and eliminating the failings of other no-tillage machines.
  • Leaves stones buried not all no-tillage drills do this.
  • Most functions are self-adjusting reducing dependency on skilled operators.
  • Is deliberately robust to handle rough and steep surfaces without breakage.
  • Operates well on slopes up to 45º.
  • Has a minimum 10,000 hour (10 year) design life (similar to tractors).

No other no-tillage technology has ever out-performed Cross Slot!

In The Field

Some Client Comments

The first thing Andy and Rob Law had to do before they bought a Cross Slot drill was convince their (late) father the figures justified the investment. Now seven years after that purchase their farms are in great shape and the figures are looking even better.
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Land sustainability was Andy Russell's original motivation for direct drilling. "I started out using the Cross Slot to protect the soil, but now it's much more than that. The soil would pile up or disappear over the fences." he recalls of the days when wind was a major risk with his traditional cultivation regime. But now the Cross Slot plays a major role in his overall management system.
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They say there are only two things that are certain in life, but Bruce McKelvie has one to add to that list. By using a Cross Slot drill he has not only eliminated the soil erosion on his Tangimoana property, but is now growing summer crops in his sandy soils. 'The reality is it has made it possible to grow these crops with 100% certainty. You can pick your sowing date, that's the key to it,' says McKelvie.
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There are sound reasons we invested in Cross Slot no-tillage including the fact it costs less!
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The Best thing we did was to go and look at what other people were achieving with Cross Slot no-tillage. We liked what we saw and felt we could achieve the same results - and we have...
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