Farmers looking for a cost-effective and efficient planting solution should look no further than the John Deere 1015 Planter from LonAgro in Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania and David Machinery Group in South Sudan.
The 1015 planter is the ideal solution for small, and medium farms thanks to its availability in 2, 3 and 4-row configurations, and it is perfectly suited to handle thick seeds including corn, sorghum, sunflowers, cotton and beans to name just a few.
To enhance efficiency and accuracy, the John Deere 1015 is equipped with markers and uses a new mechanical seed dosing system. This allows you to use different types (sizes) of seed and provides greater spacing precision between seeds, resulting in a higher operational speed.
The key advantage to the mechanical system is that it ensures higher planting quality by maintaining the proper distance between seeds and reduces skips and double seeding. Another advantage of the mechanical finger seed-dosing system is that it allows you to work with different grain types and forms, or in other words, with certified or non-certified seed.
With regards to maintenance, the 1015’s mechanical finger dosing does not have a grease fitting which reduces daily maintenance, therefore increasing operating time. In models which use the cell plate system, the planter unit has only one grease fitting. All other bearings in the planter’s drivetrain unit (Tru-Vee™ furrow opener disks and fertilizer disks) are sealed and only need to be checked once before the beginning of the planting season.
Apart from its new and improved planting system, the 1015 is also equipped with a fully-fledged fertilizer system, making it the perfect all-in-one solution.
When it comes to power, the 1015 is perfectly suited for use with tractors ranging from 53-90Hp, and despite its weight, the planter is perfectly balanced. This allows it to remain level even when suspended only using the tractor’s hydraulics.
Thanks to its precision and ability to operate in heavy-duty conditions, combined with its weight, robustness and simplicity of operation and maintenance, the John Deere 1015 Planter is the ideal planter for African conditions and the perfect solution for our small and medium farmers.
Want to make the John Deere Planter the newest assistant on your farm? Then contact your nearest LonAgro dealer today and our Sale staff will be happy to assist.