„With 8 rows on the road“ is the headline of the report about the GL 860 Compacta in the German agricultural magazin „profi“. A conclusion which gives the basic message about the machine.
The new developed 8-row folding planter GL 860 Compacta increases output and provide quicker travel from field to field. A machine especially for areas with smaller fields as with the innovative compacta-folding system the necessity of an off-set drawbar or extra transport trailer becomes void.
The machine folds in fully automatically with the push of one button on the touch screen terminal VC 50 which comes standard with the machine. The two outer planting elements at each side are hydraulically folded out for the working position. It also folds out the shaping board or cage roller (option) and lowers the 6 ton bunker to prepare to work. The machine has a unique telescopic drawbar to ensure stability on slopes and agility of the machine. The drawbar retraces automatically for road transport.
The GL 860 Compacta has the advantage of a 4-row trailed planter but is twice as productive as the time of turning at the headlands is halved. The well proven and reliable Grimme planting elements ensure an exact planting of the potatoes. As the machine is a foldable unit the hydraulic drive of the planting cups comes as standard with it. The list of available various options as bunker variants, shaping boards etc. make the machine attractive for contractors as well as for the final customer.
8-row compact folding planter – to harvest success in the future.