Cross Slot launches a new small drill range.

This range includes 3,5,7 and 9 row Cross Slot drills and are ideal for seeding in vineyards, orchards and small acreages. For more information, please contact us.

COMPARISON OF SMALL CROSS SLOT® DRILLS

Purpose: To compare and contrast the pros and cons of 3 optional designs of small Cross Slot drills in terms of cost-effectiveness.

Limitations: Reductions in size are often accompanied by reductions in cost and functions. But this is not the case below.

Scope: This table summarises the features and functions of three size-reduction models.

Model

Cross Slot®

3-row Mini-drill

5-row Cross Slot®

vineyard drill

7-row Cross Slot®

orchard drill

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Cross Slot® 3-row Mini-drill

5-row Cross Slot® vineyard drill

7-row Cross Slot®  orchard drill

Retail price, NZD

Approx. NZD20,000

Approx. NZD75,000

Approx. NZD90,000

Retail price, USD*

Approx. USD15,000

Approx. USD54,000

Approx. USD65,000

Row spacing

3 openers spaced 300mm (12”) apart

5 openers spaced 150 -300 mm (6-12”) apart

7 openers spaced 150 – 300 mm (6-12”) apart

Drlling width

900 mm

(23”)

750 – 1,500 mm

(19-38”)

1,050 – 2,100 mm

(27-53”)

Up and down opener movement

All three openers move up and down together as a block. The whole machine rises and falls on the tractor hydraulics to accommodate uneven ground.

Each opener moves up and down independently of its neighbours exactly as on a larger drill.

Each opener moves up and down independently of its neighbours exactly as on a larger drill.

Can use Auto-Downforce (ADF) system

N

Y

Y

Cross Slot functions retained

All components of the openers function in their normal unique Cross Slot manner in the soil. The only difference is that there are no electronic and hydraulic functions on this model except for product dispensing.

All soil-engaging components of the openers operate in their normal unique Cross Slot manner.

All soil-engaging components of the openers operate in the normal unique Cross Slot manner.

Replacement parts

Uses standard Cross Slot parts (just not so many of them).

Uses standard Cross Slot parts.

Uses standard Cross Slot parts.

Opener downforce is created using:

Ballast weights

Opener’s own hydraulic system.

Openers’ own hydraulic system.

Seeding depth control

Excellent

Unsurpassed

Unsurpassed

Slot formation

Creates Cross Slot self-closing inverted T slots.

Creates Cross Slot self-closing inverted T slots.

Creates Cross Slot self-closing inverted T slots.

Minimum sowing depth

15 mm (1/2”)

15 mm (!/2”)

15 mm (1/2”)

Maximum sowing depth

75 mm (3”)

75 mm (3”)

75 mm (3”)

Seed + dry fertilizer

Y (standard side banding)

Y (standard side banding)

Y (standard side banding)

Simultaneous bioculture or liquid inoculant

injection

Y (optional)

Y (optional)

Y (optional0

Residue handling

Standard Cross Slot (almost unblockable)

Standard Cross Slot (almost unblockable)

Standard Cross Slot (almost unblockable)

Required power

20 h.p. tractor with 1.5 tonne 3-pt linkage lift arms. No auxiliary outlets required.

50 h.p. tractor with auxilliary hydraulics

70 h.p. tractor with auxilliary hydraulics

NZD1.00 ~ USD0.72. Freight excluded.