Saxon 400

Saxon Drill

Model Numbers

Saxon 400

Product Description

Trailed 4-metre Minimal Disturbance Drill

The new 4-metre Saxon 400 drill from Great Plains combines innovative features alongside proven technologies. From the inventive design of the ‘minimal disturbance’ Turbo Coulter and the consolidating, full-width tyre packer to the unerring accuracy and consistency provided by the drill’s seed distribution and placement system, the Saxon 400 is built to deliver outstanding results and reliability.

As well as meeting the need for minimum disturbance, the Great Plains Turbo Coulter facilitates cutting through and drilling into high volumes of residue. This makes the Saxon ideal for use in cover crop rotations where the crop has been sprayed off and minimal soil disturbance is necessary to help prevent the emergence of yet-to-germinate grass weed seeds.

Highly effective in reduced tillage and plough-based establishment systems and across a wide range of soil types and conditions, the new Saxon 400 can also operate very efficiently in no till conditions where the soil structure allows.

Selected Options

● Weigh cells provide automatic control of weight distribution across full width of machine

● 00 Series Coulters available with new optional press wheel scrapers and following harrow

● 4000-litre capacity hopper available

● ISOBUS-ready Saxon comes with a choice of Müller display terminals

● New hydraulic sprung track eradicators

● Hydraulic bout markers

● Hydraulic full width levelling board

● Pre-emergence markers

● Tramline and seed blockage monitors

● Brake options

A 3-metre version of the Saxon minimal disturbance drill is also available.

More information about the 3-metre Saxon 300 can be found here

Product Features

Minimal Disturbance
DRILL WITH MINIMUM DISTURBANCE OR WORK IN HEAVY RESIDUE

The new Saxon drills are an excellent choice where the need is for minimal disturbance and/ or cutting through and drilling into high volumes of residue.

Great Plains Turbo Coulter
INNOVATIVE TURBO COULTER DESIGN

The Great Plains Turbo Coulter offers excellent slicing with minimum hairpinning. The angle wave profile creates a finely tilled strip directly in front of the opener. Flutes enter the soil perpendicular to the ground for maximum cutting performance while requiring less down pressure. The same flutes exit the soil parallel to the ground for a controlled soil release.

00 Series Opener
00 SERIES DRILL OPENER

Designed for accuracy and well proven across a range of Great Plains seeders, the 00 Series opener is standard on the Saxon drill and offers a choice of 167mm or 125mm coulter spacing. The Saxon 400 sows 24 rows (at 167mm spacing) and 32 rows (at 125mm spacing). Opener down pressure is hydraulically adjustable between 40kg and 160kg to suit the user’s needs and soil conditions and to ensure that the coulter arms remains parallel to the ground at all times.

00 Series Opener designed for accurate seed placement
ACCURATE SEED PLACEMENT

Easy individual depth adjustment and the active down-pressure system ensures even seeding depth. The specially designed seed tube guides seed to the bottom of the trench to maximise placement accuracy. Each coulter incorporates a seed flap to eliminate seed bounce and a rubber cushion which acts as a depth-stop.

Double V Press Wheel
PRESS WHEEL OPTIONS

The optional Double V Press Wheel closes the seed trench with an aggressive ‘pinching’ action and provides excellent depth control.

Tyre Packer
CONSOLIDATION

Intermediate full width packer comprising 420/55 17 tyres placed ahead of the drilling coulters features shallow cleated tread pattern for consistent consolidation and excellent self-cleaning.

Seed Distribution System
SEED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Precise injection-moulded seed distribution heads with tramline shut-offs and optional seed blockage monitors accurately deliver seed to each coulter.

Safe, easy and convenient seed calibration
OPERATOR FRIENDLY SEED CALIBRATION

With seed calibration mode selected from the cab, the operator simply walks to the rear of the drill where a dedicated pipe delivers the metered amount.

Optional hopper weigh cells
OPTIONAL HOPPER WEIGH CELLS

Under the hopper three highly accurate weigh cells automatically adjust the hydraulic down pressure on the wings to maintain consistent working depth across the full width of the machine. Dampers stop the reading fluctuating when the drill is at work.

Easy-to-access seed meter housing
EASY-ACCESS SEED METERING

Easy-to-access meter housing and seed drum selection featuring new modular design.

Variable Rate Ready
Advanced ISOBUS System -Variable Rate Ready

Data capture and display options include the Müller Elektronik Comfort 10-inch Terminal. The ISOBUS-ready Saxon can also be supplied with the Müller Elektronik Basic control box. Touch-screen monitors are also available.

Product Specifications

MODEL INFO

SAXON 400

ROW SPACINGS

125 or 167mm

NO. OF ROWS

32 or 24

WEIGHT (approx.)

6500kg

POWER REQUIREMENT (hp)

150-260

TURBO COULTER DISC DIAMETERS (x 2 rows)

432mm

WORKING WIDTH

4.0m

TRANSPORT WIDTH

3.0m

HOPPER CAPACITY

3000L