Mechanical planter with shoes.
Specially designed for planting pelleted seeds such as sugarbeet or chicory.
Available with electric drive.
Sugarbeet, Chicory, Rapeseed,…
45 to 50 cm
6 to 24 rows
The MECA V4 metering unit is equipped with a planting system with shoes. It’s design offers two types of depth control: Front gauge wheel or balancing system.
On the MECA V4 « Front depth control » metering unit the depth control is done by the front wheel.
On the MECA V4 « Balancing system » metering unit the depth control is done by the front wheel and the rear wheels.
The clod remover clears the future planting line, removing clods or stones whilst the gauge wheel presses down the soil and controls the depth.
The double discs open the furrow for an easier passage of the shoe in low-till conditions. The 2 wheels ensure the depth control.
The shoe opens the furrow at a depth defined by the front gauge wheel (together with the rear press unit on the balancing system).
The intermediate press wheel, adjustable in pressure, presses the seed down into the bottom of the furrow for rapid and regular plant emergence.
The rear press wheel unit, made up of 2 V-wheels, closes the furrow around the seed for optimal seed germination.
The MECA V4 metering unit has been specially designed for sowing sugarbeet. Constant depth control, excellent seed placement and plant emergence are the main advantages of a planter unanimously recognized by the sugarbeet growers.
The heavy-duty parallel linkage with a large clearance is mounted on interchangeable bushings.For better stability of the metering unit, an additional spring with adjustable pressure is available.
The MECA V4 metering unit head is equipped as standard with a manual row cut-off.The manual row cut-off can be optionally replaced by an electric clutch. Coupled to the seed monitor, it can automatically manage the row cut-off for the sprayer passages.
The MECA V4 metering units are mounted on ball bearings. Two types of self-cleaning front wheels can equipp the MECA V4 metering units:
- One 260 x 100 wheel with adjustable clod removers for planting in conventional soil preparation conditions- Two 285 x 65 wheels with double disc openers for planting in trashy or superficially prepared soils
The seed placement is ensured by a rounded shoe. The shoe tip is interchangeable.If necessary, carbide tip shoes are available on option.
A stand on each metering unit prevents the shoe from being clogged up.
Once in the ground, the seed is pressed with an independent stainless steel intermediate press wheel equipped with a plastic scraper. This wheel has also a pressure adjustment and can be retracted.
The furrow closure is provided by two V self-cleaning press wheels. Ground pressure of the wheels is adjustable. These wheels are mounted on reinforced bearings and with rounded scrapers.
The hopper in high resistance, transparent plastic has a capacity of 8 litres.
The depth adjustment is rapid thanks to a lever on the “Front depth control” metering unit or a knob on the “Balancing system” metering unit. The adjustment by lever offers a precise 5mm adjustment. On the “Balancing” metering units the precision of adjustment is in millimetres.
The MECA V4 range is now marketed in an electirc driven version, MECA V4E:
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One motor for each metering unit
Controls the seed drop and the distance between the seeds
High quality planting demands a good distribution system. This is why MONOSEM offers all their know-how in order to give you an accurate, simple and extremely reliable distribution system. This high quality manufacturing has made the MONOSEM metering system a worldwide name. Today for your planting, you too can demand the MONOSEM reference.
The metering box made from cast aluminium is very simple and requires no adjustment.
A stainless steel insert is fixed on the whole inner periphery of the metering box. This highly resistant and interchangeable insert ensures long life for the metering box.
Once the seeds are ejected from the disc, the brush cleans the holes for an always optimal selection of the following seeds.
To avoid clogging of the holes, an ejector removes the seeds that may remain trapped in the holes of the disc.
The selection plate is specific to the type of seeds. Several selection plates are available for different types of seeds.
The distribution by vertical rotor has an internal power supply of seeds. The large diameter disc (250mm) provides exceptional placement accuracy, even at high speeds.For all sizes of standard pelleted sugarbeet and chicory seeds.
Stainless steel protection cover of the disc. It ensures the protection of the disc against clods, stones and trash.
Planting of the seed is ensured by a shoe with interchangeable tip. Its tilting allows quick access to metering box.
The design of the metering box needs a minimum of seeds. A hatch allows emptying of the metering box.