Multi-Seeder

Introduction

Multi-Seeder

The HE-VA Multi-Seeder and Multi-Seeder Twin have been developed to work in combination with HE-VA cultivation and grassland machinery. Whilst the seeders themselves ensure precise seed rates, simple calibration and simple to use controls, the fitting kits that HE-VA have developed allow easy, safe access and provide for all seed placement requirements.

A selection of different seed rollers ensures that on a 3m Grass Rejuvenator the Multi-Seeder achieves an even spread pattern for grass reseeding. Similarly band seeding of Oilseed Rape at an ultra low seed rate can be achieved on a Subsoiler. Furthermore the Twin Multi-Seeder allows a single control box to be used for OSR seed and slug pellet or fertiliser application at the same time.

• Individual metering for each outlet - precision

• RDS control box

• In cab variable rate control

• Simple calibration and rate setting

• ISOBUS available on certain models

 

Available as standard with twin electric fans, or as a Pro version with a hydraulic fan for increased air flow when used on wider implements and more demanding situations.

Features

Single or Twin Metering System

The Multi-Seeder can be supplied with a single or twin metering system, the twin model allows a single control box to be used for OSR seed and slug pellet or fertiliser application at the same time.

HE-VA Multi-Seeder Single HopperHE-VA Multi-Seeder Twin Hopper

Precise seed metering

Unlike most other types of seed applicators the HE-VA Multi-Seeder uses individual metering wheels for each seed outlet enabling extremely accurate metering and guaranteeing the same amount of seed is fed to each outlet. This is crucially important when using low application rates.

Six types of metering rollers are available for the Multi-Seeder.

Image showing Six types of metering rollers that are available for the Multi-Seeder.

One roller supplied as standard.

There are 8 or 12 seed outlets as standard but it is possible to blank off a number of them using the Blanking Roller and Stop Kit, for example for applying seed in a band behind a five-leg subsoiler with one outlet per leg, running directly in-line with each leg.

Even seed distribution

The Multi-Seeder can be used for either band application (recommended for OSR) or to spread seed evenly across the whole width.

Graphic showing the even seed distribution system

The standard broadcasting outlets spread the seed in a overlapping pattern for an even full width coverage. Alternatively modified outlets are used for band application of seed into rows. The seed placement is adjusted by changing the height of the distribution outlet, this will give you wider or narrower bands.

Accurate seed rate control

The amount of seed applied is controlled by the speed of the metering roller, this is adjusted until the desired application rate is achieved.

 

RDS Control Box Calibration Tray
The control box in the cab allows setting and adjustment on the move.  Calibration is performed by removing the metering roller cover and using a calibration tray.

 

 

The Multi-Seeder comes with radar to give constant forward speed related metering.

On some tractors it is possible to connect to the tractors own radar system. Forward speed related metering means accurately maintained application rates on high draft machines and in awkwardly shaped fields where ground speed may vary.

If a mechanical driven model is chosen then a land wheel & cable system are used giving accurate forward speed related metering

 

Robust build

The Multi-Seeder is supplied with a strong mounting plate which assist fitting to whatever cultivation machine is chosen. The hopper and chassis are built to withstand the rigors of high speed seeding in arduous conditions.

Easy to fit

Three simple steps to mounting your Multi-Seeder for ideal seed placement:

Step 1 - Hopper positioning
The Multi-Seeder Hopper can be mounted anywhere but it is important to ensure that the pipes to the outlets are not too long and that the seed always flows downhill.

Practicalities of calibration and filling the hopper should always be considered when mounting the hopper. A simple base plate is provided to bolt or weld onto the implement, the Variocast can then be mounted onto this and removed if necessary.

Step 2 - Radar
Multi-Seeder's are capable of metering to within 0.1Kg/ha if required which is critically important with expensive small seeds. The radar is an important part of this accurate metering and should be mounted out of the way of soil flow from the cultivator where it can follow the contours of the land.

The radar needs to be mounted at 45 degrees from horizontal and the sensor should ideally be mounted between 60cm and 90cm above the ground to ensure an accurate reading of the forward speed. A radar cutout switch may be needed to cut off reading when turning on the headlands.

 

Step 3 - Outlets
Positioning the outlets correctly is critical for good seed placement. With most applications, the outlets should be mounted just behind the cultivation elements and in front of the press roller.

Where possible some adjustment should be designed into the mounting of the outlets to allow fine tuning of the seed placement in the field. The optional 1.5m or 2m distributor holders assist mounting the outlets and allow horizontal and vertical adjustment to alter the spread pattern.

Models

Multi-Seeder 8 Electronic - 200l hoppper

Multi-Seeder 8 Electronic

The HE-VA Multi-Seeder incorporates variable speed electric motor driving the metering roller. This allows infinitely variable seed rates to be controlled and altered from the control box in the cab to ensure accuracy. Oilseed Rape seed rates or rather seed numbers per square metre are critical to control cost and maximise yield and the Multi-Seeder allows unmatched precision whilst also monitoring the seed levels and work rates for the operator.

  • Calibration control - simple calibration at the press of a button.
  • Radar - accurate ground speed related drive.
  • 1 metering segment per outlet - precise seed distribution.
  • On the move rate adjustment - tailor application rates to each part of the field.
  • 200l Hopper
  • Twin 12v electric fans
Multi-Seeder 8 Pro Electronic - 200l hopper

The Multi-Seeder 8 Pro electronic OSR seeder incorporates all the features of the standard Multi-Seeder but has the added extra of a hydraulic fan.

The hydraulic fan is ideal if you require more air flow due to one of the following reasons: 
1) The seeder needs mounting a long way from the seed application point requiring seed hoses larger than 4m.
2) Where dividers are required to achieve 10 or more outlets.
3) Especially high seed rates or forward speeds are required.
4) Working widths above 6.5m are required

  • Calibration control - simple calibration at the press of a button.
  • Radar - accurate ground speed related drive.
  • 1 metering segment per outlet - precise seed distribution.
  • On the move rate adjustment - tailor application rates to each part of the field.
  • 200l hopper capacity
  • Hydraulic fan - Increased air flow.

 

Multi-Seeder 8 Pro Electronic - 410l hopper

410l Seeder Hopper

The Multi-Seeder 8 Pro electronic OSR seeder incorporates all the features of the standard Multi-Seeder but has the added extra of a hydraulic fan and 410l hopper.

The hydraulic fan is ideal if you require more air flow due to one of the following reasons: 
1) The seeder needs mounting a long way from the seed application point requiring seed hoses larger than 4m.
2) Where dividers are required to achieve 10 or more outlets.
3) Especially high seed rates or forward speeds are required.
4) Working widths above 6.5m are required (9.5m)

  • Calibration control - simple calibration at the press of a button.
  • Radar - accurate ground speed related drive.
  • 1 metering segment per outlet - precise seed distribution.
  • On the move rate adjustment - tailor application rates to each part of the field.
  • 410l hopper capacity
  • Hydraulic fan - Increased air flow.

 

Multi-Seeder 12 Pro Electronic - 420l hopper

The Multi-Seeder 12 Pro Electronic has all the features of the Multi-Seeder 8 Pro Electronic but with 12 outlets.

It has a maximum working width of 9m and is the machine to use if you require more outlets than 8.

The Multi-Seeder 12 Pro Electronic also comes standard with a large 420ltr hopper, hydraulic fan and electronic control box.

  • Calibration control - simple calibration at the press of a button.
  • Radar - accurate ground speed related drive.
  • 1 metering segment per outlet - precise seed distribution.
  • On the move rate adjustment - tailor application rates to each part of the field.
  • 420l hopper capacity.
  • Hydraulic fan as standard.

 

 

 

Multi-Seeder 8 Twin Pro Electronic - 2 x 100l hopper

Multi-Seeder 8 Twin proThe Multi-Seeder 8 Twin Pro comes as standard with twin hoppers and metering systems running from a single RDS control box.

The twin metering systems allows the application of slug pellets or fertiliser to be apllied at the same time as seeding all in one pass, saving time, fuel and money.

  • Calibration control - simple calibration at the press of a button.
  • Radar - accurate ground speed related drive.
  • 1 metering segment per outlet - precise seed distribution.
  • On the move rate adjustment - tailor application rates to each part of the field.
  • Twin 100l hoppers
  • Twin metering systems - two products can be applied at the same time.
  • Hydraulic fan as standard.

 

 

Multi-Seeder 12 Twin Pro Electronic - 90l + 140l hopper

The Multi-Seeder 12 Twin Pro comes as standard with twin hoppers and metering systems running from a single RDS control box.

The twin metering systems allows the application of slug pellets or fertiliser (upto 9m) to be apllied at the same time as seeding all in one pass, saving time, fuel and money.

  • Calibration control - simple calibration at the press of a button.
  • Radar - accurate ground speed related drive.
  • 1 metering segment per outlet - precise seed distribution.
  • On the move rate adjustment - tailor application rates to each part of the field.
  • Twin 90l + 140l hopper.
  • Twin metering systems - two products can be applied at the same time.
  • Hydraulic fan as standard.

Technical Information

Multi-Seeder & Multi-Seeder Twin

 

Model No   Description Working Width Seedbox Volume Seed Outlets Control Fan Weight
100538610   Multi-Seeder 8 electronic Up to 6.3m 200l 8 Electronic Twin 12v 73 kg
100538615   Multi-Seeder 8 pro electronic Up to 6.3m 200l 8 Electronic Hydraulic 80 kg
100538710   Multi-Seeder 8 pro electronic Up to 6.3m 410l 8 Electronic Hydraulic 144 kg
100538752   Multi-Seeder 12 pro electronic Up to 9m 420l 12 Electronic Hydraulic 152 kg
100538720   Multi-Seeder 8 Twin pro electronic Up to 6.3m 2 x 100l 2 x 8 Electronic Hydraulic 200 kg
100538730   Multi-Seeder 12 Twin pro electronic Up to 6.3m 90l + 140l 2 x 12 Electronic Hydraulic 240 kg

Standard Equipment - 1 seed roller, calibration chute, quick empty device, radar, on/off finger switch, In cab fan switch box and RDS auto controller, 5m of cable to tractor battery, 6m of fan power cable/hyd pipe and 8m of control box cable.

IMPORTANT - when mounting seeders on cultivation machinery hopper bracing is recommended.

 

Options & Accessories

Options & Accessories
 Optional Extras
Model No Description
100520466 4m Monitor extension cable
100520467 6m Monitor extension cable
100520468 10m Monitor extension cable
100520469 4m Power supply extension cable for auto controller
100520470 6m Power supply extension cable for auto controller
  Additional seed roller

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