20 YEARS OF LEMKEN SEED DRILL TECHNOLOGY OUR HISTORY
Acquisition of Hassia Maschinenfabrik
First steps in seed drill technology with the presentation of the DKA and Eurodrill mechanical seed drills.
Launch of the Solitair pneumatic seed drills
First LEMKEN-developed seed drill with double disc coulter and depth control roller.
Extension of the Solitair range by folding semi-mounted versions
These models allow rapid switching between combination with a Zirkon rotary harrow for conventional cultivation or a Smaragd disc cultivator for no-tillage cultivation.
Launch of the Saphir mechanical seed drill to supersede the Hassia range
The proven double disc coulter design again features as a major highlight.
Extension of the Solitair range by the towed Solitair 10 and 12 seed drills
Seed hoppers with 5,800 litres capacity and working widths of up to 12 metres for maximum acreage performance.
Launch of the Brillant, the world’s first self-propelled drill combination
This innovation, which was awarded a silver medal, was met with great interest by experts ultimately did not make it into series production.
Easytronic for the Saphir and Solitair 8, Solitronic for the Solitair 9 to 12
LEMKEN introduces the first internally developed control systems for its mechanical and pneumatic seed drills: Easytronic for the Saphir and Solitair 8, and Solitronic for the Solitair 9, 10 and 12.
New trailed Compact-Solitair 9 drill combination
With its Compact-Solitair 9, LEMKEN introduces a new trailed drill combination for both mulch seeding and conventional tillage seeding. With a 3,500 litre hopper capacity, 3 metres working width and an average speed of travel of 12.5 km/h, these implements allow up to 12 ha to be drilled from a single hopper load.
LEMKEN extends its universal seed drill range by the Compact-Solitair 9 HD
Integrated under-root fertilisation promotes the rapid juvenile development of crops with both conventional and conservation tillage and therefore produces considerable increases in yields, especially with summer cereals and in regions with short vegetation periods.
LEMKEN Compact-Solitair 9/600 KK with rotary harrow
LEMKEN launches the Compact-Solitair 9/600 KK with rotary harrow, a universally applicable folding drill combination with 6 metres working width, at the Agritechnica 2009. Using LEMKEN’s proven parallelogram controls, this implement places seeds precisely via the maintenance-free OptiDisc double disc coulters with depth control roller. Coulter pressure is adjusted hydraulically to up to 70 kg per coulter.
Jantar drill combination for large-scale applications
With its Jantar machine, LEMKEN launches a drill combination for large-scale applications comprising the Jantar (“amber”) pneumatic seed trailer and the Heliodor DS compact disc harrow with integrated fertiliser and coulter bar. This allows the implement to be used with a range of cultivation methods with or without simultaneous fertilisation. The Jantar hopper, which is divided into three sections, delivers a capacity of 12,200 litres.
Extension of the Compact-Solitair 9 range
The Compact-Solitair 9 range is extended once again. A folding version with 6 metres working width is launched to complement the earlier, rigid versions with 3 and 4 metres working width and under-root fertilisation. The range of models with rotary harrow is extended by a rigid version with 3 metres working width.
Headland Command and TramlineControl electronic modules
With HeadlandCommand and TramlineControl, LEMKEN introduces two electronic modules for the electronic, GPS-controlled management of implement lifting and lowering at the headlands, including part width section control and tramline preparation.
LEMKEN Solitair 25 - the new flagship seed drill
The Solitair pneumatic seed drill, the flagship among LEMKEN's seed drills, is comprehensively updated and launched on the market as the machine of the year 2016 under the name of Solitair 25, initially in a folding, semi-mounted version. Automatic calibration testing, which was awarded a silver medal, is only
Solitair 23 front tank
The new Solitair 23 front tank ideally complements the LEMKEN range of pneumatic seed drill technology, as this seed and fertiliser hopper can be combined with a wide range of different LEMKEN soil cultivation and sowing implements, making it extremely versatile.
LEMKEN Azurit precision seed drill
The Azurit, LEMKEN’s first precision seed drill, stands out through its innovative DeltaRow concept: individual seeds, which are conventionally deposited in single rows, are instead placed in two twin rows spaced 12.5 cm apart. This gives individual plants 70% more surface area for growth and ensures better access to water and nutrients.