News » 2012.06.19
New Versatile air drill with new ALIVE technology
REGINA, SK – June 19, 2012 – Just 18 months after entering the precision seeding and tillage market, Versatile is introducing a new air drill with exciting new technology. The ML Series air drill will debut with the ML930 and ML950 models to enhance the lineup of Versatile precision seeding equipment.
Available in 3- and 5-section configurations from 40’ to 70’, the ML Series air drill features ALIVE technology: Accurate seed placement with Level, Independent openers for uncompromised Vertical Emergence of crops.
The ALIVE technology incorporates three critical features to achieve optimum seed and fertilizer placement. Independent shank technology, mechanical linkage and seed furrow selection.
Unlike traditional parallel link drills, the ML series does not rely on hydraulics to maintain a constant seeding depth, packing pressure or shank trip force. Frame height is adjustable up or down to increase or decrease packing pressure, which allows operators to pass through soft areas and over harder, knolls while maintaining consistent and precise seeding capabilities.
Versatile Director of Marketing Adam Reid, says, “Versatile entered the precision seeding and tillage market last year with products that are recognized for simplicity and efficiency. A team of engineers has been working on this new technology and we are extremely impressed with the results. The ML Series drill is able to maintain seeding depth, packing pressure and shank tip force without hydraulic cylinders on each shank, meaning that the tractor requirement, in both horsepower and hydraulic, is less than comparable existing parallel link drills. Combined with in-cab seed furrow selection, the ML Series drill is an exciting new piece of precision seeding technology.”
Versatile will be at Canada’s Farm Progress Show from June 20 to 22 in booth 9500. Versatile will also be registering people for one of their six Versatile All-Star Events being held this summer in Canada and the United States to introduce their full lineup of farm equipment.
Attendees of Canada’s Farm Progress Show can register to get the first look at the new ML930 and ML950 air drills featuring ALIVE technology at www.VersatileCollectThemAll.com.
Versatile, a division of Buhler Industries Inc. (TSX: BUI), is the only Canadian manufacturer of agricultural tractors. The factory in Winnipeg, Manitoba covers almost 700,000 square feet with complete manufacturing and assembly capabilities and full research and development facilities. Versatile also has a rural 40-acre test site with a paved quarter-mile circuit and bump-track. For more information on Versatile tractors visit www.versatile-ag.com.
Director of Marketing
Phone: (204) 479-4667