Electric seeding shaft drive for reliable, variable seed metering

The Saphir 8 mechanical seed drill is distinct from the Saphir 7 in that it features an electric seeding shaft drive with electronic speed control.

  • The electric seeding shaft drive allows a wide range of different seeds to be precisely metered at seeding rates from 0.5 to 500 kg/ha. Seeding rates can be quickly and easily set through a single calibration process.
  • The electric motor and job computer are located well protected at the front of the seed drill. The implement is operated comfortably from the tractor cabin via the display of the Solitronic electronic control unit. The seeding rate can, for example, be easily adjusted while driving by simply pressing a button.
  • The Solitronic unit controls the motor of the electrically driven seeding shaft. It monitors the remaining seed volume and seeding shaft, displays the speed of travel and continuously registers the electronically determined hectare performance. An integrated diagnostics system for troubleshooting, ISOBUS compatibility and DGPS capability also form part of the standard equipment.
  • The Saphir 8 features an impulse wheel instead of a spike wheel. Since no drive torque needs to be transferred, the distance and speed travelled are precisely recorded.
  • In the mounted version, the Saphir 8 is placed directly on top of the roller of the soil cultivation implement. The Saphir 8 AutoLoad version can be either coupled to the tractor via the three-point linkage or combined with seedbed preparation implements.
Saphir 8/300-DS 125 Saphir 8/400-DS 125 Saphir 8/300-DS 150 Saphir 8/400-DS 150
Weight (kg) 927 1136 867 1061
Seeding coulter 24 32 20 27
Hopper capacity 800 1050 800 1050
Row distance 125 125 150 150
Saphir 8/300 AutoLoad-DS 125 Saphir 8/400 AutoLoad-DS 125 Saphir 8/300 AutoLoad-DS 150 Saphir 8/400 AutoLoad-DS 150
Weight (kg) 900 1070 840 995
Seeding coulter 24 32 20 27
Hopper capacity 800 1050 800 1050
Row distance 125 125 150 150
  • Electronic seed drill operation with operation terminal LVT-50
  • Quick-change system for seed wheels
  • Two-piece seed wheels ?Conti Plus? (or one-piece seed wheels ?Mono Plus? for peas up to 150 kg/ha or one-piece seed wheels ?Mega Plus? for peas and beans more than 150 kg/ha)
  • Tramline mechanism 2 x 2 rows
  • Mechanical switch of width sections
  • Electronic hopper level indicator
  • Electrically driven seeding shaft
  • Pulse wheel Ø 350 mm
  • Discharge wedges
  • Forward folding hopper cover
  • Intermediate plates
  • Mechanic hopper level indicator
  • Loading platform with steps
  • Digital scale with case
  • Carrier for harrow and pre-emergence marker
  • Battery mounting set 4 m
  • Electronic seed drill operation with operation terminal LVT-50
  • Quick-change system for seed wheels
  • Two-piece seed wheels ?Conti Plus? (or one-piece seed wheels ?Mono Plus? for peas up to 150 kg/ha or one-piece seed wheels ?Mega Plus? for peas and beans more than 150 kg/ha)
  • Tramline mechanism 2 x 2 rows
  • Mechanical switch of width sections
  • Electronic hopper level indicator
  • Electrically driven seeding shaft
  • Pulse wheel Ø 350 mm
  • Discharge wedges
  • Forward folding hopper cover
  • Intermediate plates
  • Mechanic hopper level indicator
  • Loading platform with steps
  • Digital scale with case
  • Carrier for harrow and pre-emergence marker
  • Battery mounting set 4 m