SUMO DTS strip till
The DTS is specifically designed to enable farmers and contractors to exploit the advantages of strip-tillage, but with the versatility to be equally effective in plough-based and minimal tillage systems.
Strip-Tillage is a one-pass establishment system that combines the soil drying and warming benefits of minimal tillage with the soil protecting advantages of direct (no-till) drilling, by creating a seedbed only where the seed is to be planted leaving the soil in-between the bands undisturbed.
Potential benefits of the system also include improved timeliness of establishment through speed and high outputs, and improved soil structure (with a higher organic content, better drainage and less erosion). In most instances, there are also significant savings in cost and time over minimal tillage: up to 32% and 39%, respectively.
On the Sumo DTS, on each coulter unit, a leading opener disc cuts through the trash and is followed by a deep-loosening tine that relieves compaction below the seedlings to provide a friable, well aerated and drained environment for excellent germination. Covering disc channel loosend earth over the seed, placed in the loosened strip by an opener boot, and excellent seed-to-soil contact is provided by a foam-filled press wheel that also governs drilling depth.
MODEL DTS 3 DTS 4 DTS 4.8 DTS 6 DTS 8 DTS 9
Working width (m) 3 4 4.8 6 8 9
Transport width (m) 3.0 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.9 2.9
Hopper capacity (lit) 1600 3000 3000 3600 3600 3600
Row spacing (cm) 33.3 33.3 32.0 33.3 33.3 34.6
Row number 9 12 15 18 24 26
Half width shut off No No No Yes Yes Yes
Min power requirement (HP) 130 200 220 250 300 350
Format mounted trailed trailed trailed trailed trailed