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Contain soil within seedrow area

The Bourgault HSS system gives operators a new option to increase seeding efficien60e1cy and maximize every hour in the seeding window. Co-operators who have worked with the HSS system found they were able to increase their seeding speed by 25 to 30 percent under typical seeding conditions and still achieve a good field finish, says the company.


November 14, 2007
By Top Crop Manager

The Bourgault HSS system gives operators a new option to increase seeding efficiency and maximize every hour in the seeding window. Co-operators who have worked with the HSS system found they were able to increase their seeding speed by 25 to 30 percent under typical seeding conditions and still achieve a good field finish, says the company.

The Bourgault HSS is a soil containment system which contains the soil around the seed opener when seeding at speeds which would normally throw the soil away from the furrow. This system enables users to increase seeding efficiency without having to increase implement size. For example, by increasing the seeding speed by 2mph, a 47 foot 5710 air hoe drill can achieve the same acre per hour rate as a 64 foot 5710 at a traditional seeding speed.

Bourgault notes that though very effective at containing soil at higher speeds, the system would have limited effectiveness as a furrow closer when operating at slower seeding speeds.

The Bourgault HSS system mounts on the trip body and will not move with the shank, which greatly decreases the stress and damage to the assembly. The mounting brackets work exclusively with Bourgault 230 (7/8 inch pivot bolt), 330 and 450 trip assemblies on 5710 air hoe drills. This assembly can be used for both straight and offset shanks.


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