HORSCH has expanded its drill range with the addition of the new Avatar M line model with an 18m working width.

The company already has numerous Avatar direct drills working across the world from Australia to central Europe to North America, with working widths of 12m, so this one offers extra capacity.

This M line is based on a new central frame concept for the seed wagons to create different options for hopper partitions and hopper systems. The new Avatar 18 M is equipped with a triple tank system with three separate chambers and offers a significantly larger hopper capacity than other machines that already exist on the market.

The division of the three hoppers into 2,000 litres, 5,300 litres and 5,300 litres allow for metering up to three components separately and precisely. These can be placed simultaneously by the well-proven SingleDisc seed coulters.

Using the optional weighing system, the driver can see from the tractor how much is in each hopper. This adds another safety factor in addition to the standard residual quantity calculation.

The large chassis tyres minimise the pressure on the soil and reduce compaction even if the hopper is full or the soil is wet. The SingleDisc seed coulters can be adapted individually to different conditions and provide precise seed placement for optimum growth.

The WorkLight Pro LED headlight system improves night operations and allows operators to see the seed coulters clearly in the dark. A half-width shut-off is standard, enabling the driver to save seed and fertiliser on the headlands or in wedge-shaped fields, while optional pushed trash wheels are available to remove organic residues from the seed horizon.