Morris Industries recently introduced its Quantum air drill.
The Quantum’s new 4×6 inch tubular frames use a new welding method that improves joint fatigue. Frame sections are also connected with larger diameter chrome pins that mate with hardened steel bushings. A redesigned, heavy-duty hitch also features a greasable articulating clevis designed to prevent wear.
The Quantum air drill features a broad range of row spacing options available in both imperial and metric measurements. New, large 600/50-22.5 tires are standard across the Quantum to improve stability during transport as well as flotation of the drill in the field.
The Quantum also uses an active hydraulic system to control opener pressure and minimize flow requirements during operation. The new controller offers several user-friendly features such as single touch opener lift and lower.
In addition, new larger stainless steel divider heads have an increased lifespan. The new design features 28-millimeter secondary hose openings and are less prone to plugging by preventing build up of fertilizer and seed dust.
“At the end of the day, it’s about performance,” said Morris’ Corporate Agronomist, Garth Massie. “The first and most important step in maximizing yield potential is rapid uniform crop emergence. Poorly established fields never achieve their full yield potential. Consistent depth control, seed and fertilizer separation and soil-seed contact are the dominant factors that influence rapid uniform crop emergence and minimize seed mortality. Rapid uniform crop emergence is the hallmark of well- designed seeding equipment.”