Piket Implements presents a no-till planter for animal traction
Piket Implements, based at Piketberg in the Western Province, has a reputation for developing implements suited to specific local conditions.

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Piket Implements, based at Piketberg in the Western Province, has a reputation for developing implements suited to specific local conditions. The area of crops grown in southern Africa using no-till planting systems continues to increase, and now small-scale farmers are beginning to appreciate the considerable cost savings from conservation tillage techniques.

Piket Implements is introducing a single-row no-till planter designed for animal draft. It has all the features of large tractor-drawn planters, but can be handled by a team of oxen. There are three hoppers for fertiliser, fine seeds and large seeds such as maize and beans. The 20l fertiliser bin and 9l small seed hopper are calibrated in kg/ha and the large seed-planting mechanism in the 11l rear bin plants at a specific spacing and is calibrated in seeds/ha. The 430x230mm closing wheel also drives the metering mechanisms with a chain. A variety of sprockets and seed plates gives different application rates. Like all Piket implements the unit is robustly constructed and easy to maintain.

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