The elimination of hair pinning in the seedbed coupled with double shoot placement from a single opener is a feature of the Pillar Disc Drills.
The Pillar disc/hoe opener can place the seed and fertiliser with a single opener in one pass, and features on the DH 40, 50 and 60 Series drills.
The Pillar Disc Drill is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award by Beulah Machinery, Cowra, NSW.
The disc/hoe opener has 1.5 inch (380mm) vertical and 1.25 inch (317mm) horizontal separation.
The vertical separation can be adjusted as the disc wears down.
The disc/hoe opener creates a firm, clean seedbed and eliminates hair pinning, resulting in a quick and even germination.
The adjustments on the disc/hoe opener are simple and all adjustable parts are locked up tight when seeding.
The DH-40 Series was the first model of the Pillar Disc Drill released and is a three-plex toolbar with parallel lifting sub frames to raise and lower the double shoot disc/hoe openers.
The main toolbar does not move to lift the openers out of the ground.
The 12m toolbars can be set up with 10 (25cm) or 12 inch (30cm) spacing.
With depth stops on the cylinders, it is easy to maintain the correct frame height as the disc wears or when changing seeding depth.
The Pillar toolbars have a rear-walking beam keeping all transport wheels on the ground.
This feature removes the stress on the frame during transport and keeps the toolbar as level as possible in the paddock.
There are walking axles on the transport wheels as well, ensuring an even load on all four corners of the toolbar all the time.
The DH-5010 and DH-6010 Pillar Disc Drills come with Flexi-Coil easy flow headers and an eight run, double shoot air pack.