Sunday 20 June 2021

Multi-Row Seeders – Discussion invited!

One of the items that we get asked about quite often is the Johnnys Seeds 6-Row Seeder from the USA.  It seems excellent but it is expensive, especially to import to the UK.  This one is pushed forwards.

A few years ago, one of our customers seemed confident that he was going to be able to get something very similar produced for the UK market, but unfortunately that came to nothing.

More recently, I have become aware of the Sembdner 4-Row Seeder from Germany and have enquired about importing to the UK.  Cost about £150, plus any Customs charges and/or import VAT.  Seems to be the same as Johnnys Seeds sell as a 4-Row Pinpoint Seeder.  Some slightly negative reviews on YouTube, mainly related to the axle being a little stiff.  This one is pulled backwards.

Both the 6-Row and 4-Row Seeders above have a selection of dimples in their axles, and the correct size of dimple for the seed you are sowing is selected by sliding the axles from side to side.

Another one of interest is the Varomorus (also under different names) which is sold through eBay and seems to get some positive reviews on YouTube.  The 5-Row version is shown, but the same chassis is also available in 2-, 3- or 4-Row versions.  The hopper/seeder units are removable and movable.  This one has its dimples on removable sleeves, so more work needed to change over seed sizes.  Also pulled backwards.   Cost around £110 delivered, plus any Customs and/or import VAT.

I have not yet used any of these, but you may have done!  If so, it seems that there is a demand for multi-row seeders and there may be many other growers who would value your feedback.

PLEASE submit your comments and I will very quickly OK them for publication on this blog.

Wednesday 2 June 2021

Row Marker on Special Offer !

Looking for a Glaser Row Marker?  Here's an offer to think about!

Earlier this year, some customers bought one of the larger, 1.2m Row Markers from us but found that they 'just didn't get on with it'.  So they came back to us and asked "Do you take returns?"

Not a question we have been asked before, but it seemed reasonable, so we said yes.

Obviously, it has been used and so is not gleaming in 'straight from the showroom' condition but, quite honestly, a new one is going to look the same after just a little use.

So, here is your opportunity to get the larger Glaser Row Marker for £93.00 (including UK mainland postage) instead of £118.00, a saving of £25.00

The picture shows the larger 1.2m Row Marker and the smaller 750mm Row Marker.  The one on offer is the larger model on the left.

Please email us if you are interested and we'll send you a payment link.