Multiplanter

This is the machine that will deliver sustainable agriculture into the hands of Farmers!

Built from below the ground up – this machine carries all the hallmarks of the Multi Farming Systems philosophy. A robust mainframe, uniform and precise depth control, 15 degree tool tip angles and the preferred 13 and 1/3 inch rows!

It’s capable of planting into all conditions, ranging from conventionally farmed soils, minimum till, full trash cover situations – even in virgin soils that have never been touched by machinery.

All over the world farmers are moving into no till farming and the results are unanimous! The Multiplanter Just Works!

Frame:

The robust planter frame is available in almost any configuration, from linkage mounted, to folding wing, flat folding wing and even end tow for the widest machine.

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The modular construction of the frames means that you can also add to your machine as your profitability increases and your operations expands.

Tynes are not cramped by the placing of wheel assemblies within the frame. Wheel assemblies are mounted front and rear on most machines. This maintains a much flatter frame aspect even in the roughest and harshest of zero till situations.

 

The Multiplaner Tyne:

This is the tyne that has revolutionised seed placement.

It’s unique in every way, starting with the long, sweeping “C” curve tyne profile – trash just rises up and rolls right off! The long rear lead enables maximum penetration with the minimum of pressure applied.

The tyne is tried and proven, with a 2″ diameter hydraulic ram pressurised from fluid held within the frame of the machine.

MPTyne2This clever system holds the tyne firmly in the ground and does not allow it to slop around, therefore wear and tear in the linkages is almost eliminated. Seed placement accuracy is the ultimate over the longest of machine life.

The tynes are wedge fitted for ease of alteration to row spacings, with spreader bolts preventing wedges from jumping out.

With its “shift on the go” pressure adjustment on the press wheel, uniform seed depth control, minimised soil disturbance, and superb trash handling ability. Multiplanter farmers are absolutely spoiled!

 

The Tip:

Down here is our very own 2 inch winged spear-tip, set at that magic 15 degrees, and sharp enough to dig but not so that it shovels dirt everywhere at ideal planting speeds.

Just a magnificent little pocket of fine soil around the seed, just where it’s required. A top seed bed around the seed without opening up the soil and releasing all the valuable moisture, or spending a fortune on fuel to achieve a loss.

Banding boots for double splitting seed and fertiliser can be easily fitted to suit either sandy or heavy black soil conditions.

For conventional farming, other attachments such as a 2 inch chisel points and 15 inch sweeps can be fitted.

Now imagine that – a sweep that is depth wheel controlled, operating at precise soil entry angles to reduce draft and fuel costs.

2" (50mm) Speartip, hardfaced coated for wear.
2″ (50mm) Speartip, hardfaced coated for wear.
50mm (2") reinforced bullnose speartip, tungsten coasted for wear.
50mm (2″) reinforced bullnose speartip, tungsten coasted for wear.
2" (50mm) knifepoint for rhizoctonia root disease.
2″ (50mm) knifepoint for rhizoctonia root disease.
4" (100mm) delta tip for side dressing gas.
4″ (100mm) delta tip for side dressing gas.
15" (380mm) sweep for organic or conventional farming.
15″ (380mm) sweep for organic or conventional farming.
2" (50mm) Chisel point for renovating.
2″ (50mm) Chisel point for renovating.

 

Multiplanter Sweep

Now take a look at the innovative sweep developed by Multi Farming Systems, suited to fitting on all Multiworker and Multiplanter Tyne Assemblies.

Most conventional sweeps do not retain their original manufactured width as they wear.

Usually manufactured from inferior metal they often have a very wide mid profile making them hard to pull. This leads to added stress on the frame causing further replacement costs and down time. This sweep width is a problem few designers have addressed until now.

The stronger Multi Farming System sweeps are made from quality spring steel so that they retain their profile.

See how this middle profile is much narrower making the sweep a whole lot easier to pull, and because the entry angle of the sweep is very flat it minimise soil disturbance.

In fact Multiplanter farmers claim the Multi Farming System sweeps retain their width, and in many cases lasts 4-5 times longer than conventional sweeps.

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The press wheel is parallelogram controlled not the tyne, and the press wheel pressure can be altered on the run as soil types and moisture conditions vary.

2″ semi pneumatic Manutec press wheels are standard, however in lighter soils the 80 mm wedge is the preferred choice. They don’t leave a smear mark on the soil to harden like rubber press wheels do on certain soil types.

 

 

 

Rear Steering:

Steering ram on the rear
Steering ram on the rear

Multiplanters with wheels fore and aft are able to fit rear steering rams and link into the tractor’s Global Positioning System (GPS) autosteer. For wider machines above 60 foot this steering system becomes highly recommended to avoid slope creep.

Interestingly, research shows that savings of up to 30% are available through the use GPS technology with a minimum of overlap, while some conventionally farmed land is as much as 17% double farmed.

 

Farmer Video Testimonials – Multiplanter

John Coggan 120ft flat fold wing Meandarra, QLD

Kris Trevilyan (MFS) 160ft end tow and other features

Geoff & James Coggan 90ft end tow Meandarra, QLD

Andrew Jones 80ft flat fold wing Mungindi, QLD

Jason Gobbert 120ft end tow Hebel, QLD

Rowland Cook 100ft end tow Meandarra, QLD

John Rae 83ft Coonamble, QLD

Bob Crawford 40ft folding wing Swan Hill, VIC

Ian Wise 60ft double fold Mullaley, NSW

Stan Paynter 8m Goondiwindi, QLD

Ian Walker 50ft folding wing Newdegate, WA

Ivan Price 60ft Yuleba, QLD