Gigante Pressure Direct Drill

Article written by Maschio Gaspardo

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The Gigante Pressure has been proven across Europe for over 5 years and is now available to the UK market.

30 years of direct drilling experience with Gaspardo manufacturing their Diretta drill in 1989.

Available in 3m, 4m, 5m and 6m using a twin hopper pressurised tank allowing the application of both seed and fertilser, accessible via a fold out platform. Optional third unit can be added to allow slug pellets or tri-allate (Avadex) to be applied. All controlled via Isobus technology.

The drill is drawn via the lower link arms with the steering drawbar allowing +/- 90° articulation. The low centre of gravity and forward mounted seed hopper enables easy and safe filling without the need of a long reach telehandler. The Gigante is equipped with electrically driven twin metering units which are easily accessible to calibrate, change seed rollers or empty surplus seed into a tote bag all being a positive feature of the drill.

Coulter discs spaced either 15cm or 18cm have a great ground clearance to enable trash flow, and 250kg downforce a following press wheel enabling to “heel in” the seed. Again these are individually adjustable to suit ground conditions.

Power required: from 185hp for the 3m and from 200hp for the 6m respectively. Optional following harrow and centralised greasing as standard is a huge benefit.

Overall this easy to use drill is an excellent contender for the UK direct drill market.

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