The seed drill was one of the most fundamental farming advances. Prior to the introduction of the seed drill, planting seeds was done manually. This was extremely labour-intensive and also inefficient, as hand planting rarely achieved an ideal seed distribution. This in turn led to wasteful planting and low productivity. Jethro Tull is famously credited with inventing the seed drill, although there is plenty of evidence that ancient Sumerian farmers were using a single-tube drill thousands of years ago and Chinese planters had a multi-tube drill. The benefits of using a seed drill are quite dramatic. It precisely positions the seed and then covers it, resulting in ideally spaced and protected seeds. This can boost crop yield ratios by up to nine times.
APPSA Equipment Selection of drills is very extensive with drills suitable for many different soils, weather conditions and seed types. Power harrow combination drills and tine seeders for wet conditions, and the ever popular Vaderstad Rapid, Accord and Horsch DC Pronto for high output drilling in drier conditions. With the recent increase in direct drilling APPSA Equipment now stock a range of Claydon, Moore and Sumo direct drills.
Ex-farm drill, good coulter tips, trade in.
Brand new, C/W seeder
Genuine drill on new harrow tines
C/W tyre packer, genuine drill, suffolk coulters, levelling boards, piggy back drill to mount on a power harrow
2007 Very good tyres, coulters and discs, new paddle points and rear harrow tines
2005 On excellent coulters
Good drill, good metal & new harrow tines, Muller controls
Good genuine drill, good drilling discs & coulters, only done 250 acres, new points & paddle points
2012 Very nice drill, good metal, new harrow tines, late type hopper
Good ex-farm drill, C/W Roger control type & hydraulic fan