KRM Ares-P Soladrill

For low cost crop establishment in reduced tillage and conventional seedbeds.

KRM Elite Coulter

Elite tine coulters are mounted in four rows on equal length arms. Pressure is supplied by a heavy duty spring positioned at a shallow angle below the tine. This geometry ensures that for each movement of the tip the corresponding deflection of the spring is small resulting in more even pressure and therefore depth. This system works equally well when shallow drilling (rape) or deep drilling (peas) as well as in varying soil conditions.

Arranged over 3 evenly spaced rows, the Elite tine coulters are able to handle large amounts of surface trash without blockage. Solo drills feature an additional row of coulters for greater clearance.
KRM PT Coulter
PT tine coulters are mounted in four rows on equal length arms. The top mounted coil spring delivers 60kg of pressure at the tip for improved penetration in min-till seedbeds or when drilling direct. The narrow (12mm) tip ensures minimal disturbance for improved weed control. The easy to replace tip has single bolt fixing and a tungsten carbide tip ensuring long life performance.
Solo drills with PT coulters as shown opposite feature 4 rows of coulters for maximum inter row clearance this allows the drill to handle large amounts of trash without blockage. Drills fitted with a cultivator have 3 rows of coulters to minimise the overall length of the drill.

Standard Features

The pressurised tank of the Ares-P has a capacity of 1800 litres for improved work rates. With external distribution heads the hopper is uncluttered so that cleaning down between seed types is quick and easy. The weatherproof lid ensures no air is lost from the metering unit via the hopper, this means that maximum efficiency is achieved ensuring metering and distribution are optimized. The pressurised hopper also maintains seed flow from the hopper to the metering unit even when working on slopes.


The Ares-P is built as a fully ISObus compatible machine. All drill functions are monitored and controlled via an ISObus terminal. Electronic metering is a standard feature, allowing seed rates to be adjusted on the move. Furthermore the drills are all ready for VRT sowing and headland auto on/off via the ISObus system..

For non-ISObus tractors KRM are able to supply an ISObus head unit and wiring harness.

The central metering unit offers precise control of sowing rate from 2 to 400kg/ha and ensures even seed spacing. Three rollers are supplied as standard with the drill, fine, normal and large ensuring optimal settings for all seed types. The electrically driven metering unit meters seed into a high speed air stream from where its distributed to the individual coulters. Where required, 1/2 width shut off is achieved by using two individually driven metering units.
When on a tramline bout the tramline valves save seed back to the tank, preventing over sowing and ensuring a clean start to each tramline. As standard two shutoffs are used per wheeling, three can be specified to accommodate large/flotation tyres.
A new calibration system has been developed for the Ares-P to speed up and simplify calibration. Metered seed is blown to a conveniently positioned container. Once the weight of seed collected had been entered into the ISObus head unit, the metering unit automatically adjusts to deliver exactly the required rate.
Two rows of staggered following harrow tines leave a level seedbed. The maximum working depth of the tines can be adjusted as can tine pressure and angle.
Heavy duty, shear bolt protected markers leave an easily visible mark. The angle of the large diameter marker disc's can be adjusted to ensure a clear mark is left in difficult seed beds. The tramlining sequence is advanced automatically when the operator moves the markers.
The sowing depth is set centrally using two ratchet adjusters. The parallel linkage design ensures equal depth across the four row of coulters. Wing support wheels are standard across the range. Mounted at the extremity of the wing these wheels allow the frame to follow ground contours. To ensure accurate depth setting the wing support wheels are fitted with an identical depth scale to those on the central depth adjusters.

Ares-P Solo

As a solo drill the Ares-P is available in 4, 4.5, 4.8, 5, and 6m widths. Even in wider widths the compact design of this drill allows a low horsepower, lightweight tractor to be used. Resulting in reduced fuel usage and compaction whilst maintaining high daily work rates.


Ares-P Integrated Cultivator

The Ares-P is also available with an integrated cultivator. The design allows the weight of the hopper contents to remain close to the tractor for reduced lift requirement. It features two rows of adjustable tines to provide initial loosening prior to sowing. Suitable for use in a wide range of conditions including heavy, wet soils and Min-Till incorporated seed beds.




Keith Rennie Machinery Ltd, Registered office: Clay Pit Lane, Bar Lane Industrial Estate, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire,YO51 9LS
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