IT’S that time of year when reseeding or renovating pastures becomes a top priority for our local farmers, and there’s only one place to go to get the tools and know-how to make light work of these important tasks.
Chapman Machinery Service in Leongatha has got you covered this sowing season, with the new series of superior Aitchison seed drills now available, and a friendly and knowledgeable team with close to 30 years industry experience between them.
Call in to Chapman’s today and let Gavan and Michael on the sales team run you through the impressive features of the Aitchison range, which includes seed only models, seed and fertiliser models, and tine and disc drills.
Aitchison’s new generation Grassfarmer Series is available in a choice of models (including tine and t-boot or concave disc opener), and has been redesigned specifically to make even lighter work of reseeding or renovating existing pastures.
All Grassfarmer models require a minimum of maintenance and have the ability to sow accurately from as low as 1kg up to 350kg of seed per hectare.
Their quality workmanship and intelligent engineering ensures this range can be used in a variety of applications, so you can sow most seeds in almost any condition.
Also available through Chapman’s is Aitchison’s expanded Seedmatic range.
Available in both seed only and seed/fert combinations, the Seedmatic range of drill now features a disc sowing system on 125mm spacings, and a new optional controller that includes a full electric drive.
Vibrating 25mm Seedmatic tines are designed to handle trash with ease and, together with the Aitchison slimine boot holder and tungsten tipped ni-hard boots, create the perfect seeding environment.
Seedmatic tine drills will penetrate existing pastures, hard and rocky, as well as cultivated soils.
They can be used to renovate or bulk up existing pastures, sow crops such as wheat and clover, peas or canola, into cultivated soils or maize stubble.
This range has been designed to deliver uniform plant emergence with optimum yields at lower costs.
The unique seeding system is extremely accurate, handling any seed with ease.
Providing superior technology on the farm, and renowned for excellent germination results, Seedmatic tine drills are often used as direct drills with reduced passes to establish new crops. The drills have a narrow 125mm row spacing with 14 inch disc coulters to assist with heavy trash and matted turf.
Seedmatic drills are available with a sowing width of 2.5m, 3.0m, and up to 3.5m. They also come with or without trailing kits.
Chapman Machinery also stocks a fantastic range of slashers, loaders, balers and hay equipment (new and used), mowers, tractors, spraying implements, and more, from all the top brands, including Kubota, Massey Ferguson, Iseki, Fendt, Valtra, and Krone.
The locally owned and operated business also offers on-site servicing.