No-Till Planters

Valtrac is South Africa’s leading importer and distributer of conservation tillage equipment. Through the owner’s own experience with no-till, he has been able to select three different brands of zero-tillage planters and seed drills from Brazil and Argentina which are best suited for South African conditions. The Tatu planters are recognised for their sturdy construction and low maintenance requirements. They are ideal for the farmer who wants to convert from conventional tillage to zero-tillage. Semeato planters and seed drills are versatile and ideal for the farmer marketing a wide variety of crops. Pierobon planters are leaders in Argentina and their introduction provides the discerning farmer with a high quality multiple crop planter.

Figure 1: Valtra T171 and Tatu PDCM

Figure 2: COP Suprema planting soya into wheat stubble – Southern Free State