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.
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.
Elite tine coulters can be 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.
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 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.
For working in reduced tillage or conventional seedbeds, when precise control of sowing depth is required, KRM with Sola has developed a Double Disc coulter system for positive penetration and depth even at higher forward speeds, but with minimal disturbance of the seedbed to conserve moisture and prevent secondary weed germination.
Triggered automatically when the drill enters a tramling bout these markers with their big diameter scalloped disc's leave a clear mark for the sprayer to follow. The angle of the disc can be adjusted for an optimal mark and the width of them is easily tweaked. Symmetrical or asymmetric tramling can be accommodated.
All Ares-P drills have two externally mounted distribution heads. Half width shut off is achieved by splitting the metering unit in two and driving each half independently. This removes the need for complex valve arrangements and ensures a clean start/stop when switched. When used with GPS the system also offers section control, switching off half of the drill to reduce over drilling on residual widths and in short work.
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.