THE SEED SPIDER SLED SEEDER

The Sled Seeder has been designed to meet the needs of the smaller scale vegetable grower at an affordable price. It's revolutionary design features two highly abrasive resistant plastic bed skids which level the bed top and cover the placed seed with soil, producing excellent results and performing exceptionally well in both light sandy soils and wet conditions. Click on the image to the right to enlarge.

Features

three-point-linkage mounted

All three-point-linkage attachment points join on to the pivoting arms of the seeder which allow the seeder to float independently of the tractor, ensuring accurate bed contour following.

Electronic Seed Metering

The seeding rate is controlled electronically, giving increased control and accuracy. The patented Seed Spider seed metering system is noticeably more accurate over a wider range of seed types than virtually all of the existing equipment on the world market.

Modular Design

The seed metering system is modular. Each metering system can metre seed for 1-6 rows.

For example:
A 3 row seeder would be fitted with 1 metering system, delivering seed to 3 outlets.
A 12 row seeder would be fitted with 2 metering systems, each delivering seed to 6 outlets.

All metering systems on each Sled Seeder are controlled by one electronic controller. The type of seed in each seed hopper can be easily changed within 60 seconds.

Full Width Bed Skids

Seed Spider Sled Seeders have a full width bed skid front and rear, with two rows of soil openers mounted in between. The front skid levels the bed while the rear skid covers the placed seed with soil, leaving the bed top flat and suitable for mechanical harvesting. The skids are constructed from durable ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, ensuring a long life.

The angle of the skids can be easily adjusted to achieve optimum performance in almost any conditions.

Unique soil openers

Sled Seeder soil openers are made of cast stainless steel. Each soil opener is an individual assembly, and is attached to the toolbar by means of a specially designed clamp. Soil openers can be fitted or removed in seconds.

Seed Spider soil openers are unique and designed to form the optimum seed channel with minimal soil disturbance. They form a very fine 'V' shaped slot in the soil for the seed. Soil from one row does not fall onto the neighbouring row, as is the case with most other high density seeders. This ensures even seeding depth across the entire seed bed. The soil openers are also staggered to prevent the build-up of trash.

Infinite adjustment of row spacing

Individual soil openers can be positioned anywhere across the entire width of the seeder, providing infinite row spacing possibilities.

Simple sowing depth adjustment

All soil openers are mounted to the same toolbar assembly, therefore adjusting the toolbar using two easy levers sets the sowing depth of all soil openers at once (from 0-50mm / 0-2 inches).

Standard sowing widths

The Sled Seeder is available in three standard bed widths: 1250mm (50 inches), 1550mm (61 inches) and 1750mm (69 inches).

Simple operation

Simple to operate, because it is designed that way. Other precision seeders frequently require highly skilled operators. Not Seed Spider! Our systems can be operated without special training and with far less likelihood of expensive mistakes.

Ultra fast setup

No other seeding system offers such easy access to so much flexibility. You can change from one seed type to another in less than 60 seconds, adjust your row spacing in minutes and set your sowing depth with a single lever. Even your sowing rate is controlled, and can be quickly adjusted, electronically.

Easy to transport

Seed Spider equipment weighs much less than many existing machines and is easily transported from site to site. This means set up times are reduced, as are the opportunities for injury or strain to operators.

high quality

Manufactured to uncompromising standards, Seed Spider seeders and metering systems are constructed from stainless steel and plastic to eliminate corrosion and ensure long term reliability.