New heights for Sprinter

The Horsch Sprinter 18NT with 21,000L 3-bin cart sowing pictured in Warracknabeal.
The Horsch Sprinter 18NT with 21,000L 3-bin cart sowing pictured in Warracknabeal.

The new Horsch has plenty to offer those looking for increased efficiency.

One of the impressive offerings of their new-look Sprinter NT air seeder includes a 200mm increased trash clearance.

Responding to the demand of farmers from the Mallee and Wimmera, Horsch has released an upgraded version of their Sprinter NT air seeder.

Lisa Day, from O'Connors Farm Machinery, said by lifting the bar’s frame by an extra 200mm, the new Sprinter NT boasted substantially increased under-frame trash clearance.

She said this was ideal for paddocks with high stubble and a lot of residue.

O’Connors, a family-owned business, includes branches in Warracknabeal, Horsham, Shepparton, Corowa and Bordertown.

One Warracknabeal man, Alan, was the first happy customer to get sowing with the upgraded model, after he had been considering a trade-up for some time.

This season, he bit the bullet and traded his two smaller air seeders into the new Sprinter 18NT.

It’s an 18 metre-wide Horsch Sprinter bar with 72 tines on 250mm spacing.

She said the 21,000-litre air cart has three bins and is towed behind.

For Alan, it was all about efficiencies.

The larger machine means he can run longer and get the same work done. 

And this work is done with less staff and logistical pressures.

The simplistic design and superior-built quality includes rubber torsion pressure on the tines, meaning less moving parts and less maintenance, Ms Day said.

However, in the end, it was the higher clearance that convinced Alan.

With two reasonable years behind him, Alan knew there would be more trash and higher stubble to clear. 

And the extra 200mm height compared to standard Sprinter NT made a real difference.

For more information about the upgraded 18m Horsch Sprinter NT, contact O’Connors in Corowa on (02) 6033 1666 or in Shepparton on (03) 5821 4555.

Those interested in the upgraded version of the Sprinter NT air seeder can find more pictures and videos at www.oconnorscaseih.com.au.

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