Next Generation Spartan
The SpartanII range is the next generation of Spartans incorporating new and improved features and working widths to include 6-meter, 8-meter, 9-meter and 10-meter.
Series II drills share many of the same features as their Series I predecessors, particularly around seed placement, hydraulic weight transfer and Great Plains’ unique zonal cultivation and seeding system. New developments include a tower system featuring hose diameters increased by 20%, upgraded seed metering system, variable rate hydraulic drive, 254mm diameter auger, DrillCommand software by Mueller and improved on-road handling.
GROUND CONTOUR FOLLOWING
The Spartan openers can flex up 12.5cm and down 7.5cm. They are mounted to a unique frame. The wings of the frame can flex down as much as 15 degrees and up over 20 degrees.
This technology ensures that every seed sown is placed at the optimum depth in an ideal environment to facilitate consistently even germination and it is an integral part of the specification of our widely acclaimed and highly successful direct drills.
The second generation Spartans replace a mechanical variable-rate drive with a variable-rate hydraulic drive to allow population adjustments from the cab, as well as variable rate mapping.
The Spartan II has a new tower system designed to further enhance seed distribution across the full width of the drill. Small improvements have made a big difference. For example, primary and secondary hose diameters have been increased by at least 20% for improved seed distribution and air-flow. The risk of spillages around headland turns is greatly reduced thanks to significantly shortened hose lengths from meter to tower and a faster variable rate shut-off from the cab.
Small Seed Crops
The Spartan also has capabilities to establish small seed crops. An optional small seeds roller is available for cover crop applications, oilseed rape, clovers and other small seeds.
Press Wheel Scraper and Following Tine
An optional following harrow and press wheel scraper is available for the single and center rib press wheels.
|MODEL||SPARTAN II 907|
|OPENERS-ROW SPACINGS||190 or 150mm|
|NUMBER OF ROWS||48 or 60|
|HP REQUIREMENTS (min)||250|
|WEIGHT (approx.)||14,130 - 15,000 kg|
|OPENER SERIES||07 Series|
|OPENER DOWN PRESSURE||80 - 110kg|
|COULTER DOWN PRESSURE||(variable) 180-250kg|
|HOPPER CAPACITY||2 - 3500L|