AIR DRILLS

ACCURACY, PERFORMANCE, and DEPENDABILITY

Sunflower Air Drills

9000 Series Air Drills

 

Air Seeding Accuracy with the Versatility of an All-Purpose Opener

The Sunflower 9000 Series Air Seeder line combines air seeding accuracy with the industry's most proven All-Purpose heads up opener. This combination not only delivers the industry's most accurate seeding machine, but it provides valuable flexibility when seeding in varying field conditions.

Built to Sunflower standards, the 9000 Series Air Seeder line is designed to handle conventional seeding in even the toughest no-till situations with minimal changes. The 9000 Series Air Seeder from Sunflower incorporates several design features that help you become more productive while providing you the security of seeding accuracy.

Extra Heavy Frames

Extra Heavy Frames

The 7" x 7" main frame with 3" x 5" subframes help to maintain consistent depth control in min-till or no-till conditions.

Heavy duty 3/8" thick 7" x 7" main frames are coupled to a 3/8" thick 3" x 5" opener frame to create a sound foundation for the Sunflower Air Drills.

8 Of Opener Stagger

8" Of Opener Stagger

8" of opener stagger allows crop residue to flow through and not gather within.

Allows crop residue to flow through the openers and not gather within. All Sunflower Air Seeders feature a full 8" of front to rear opener stagge


Air System

Air System

High efficiency air system that provides a low horsepower draw from tractor.

A high efficiency air system design utilizes a 13" diameter fan that provides a low horsepower draw from the tractor hydraulics.


Smooth Posi-Drive Transmission

Smooth Posi-Drive Transmission

An exclusive Posi-Drive Transmission uses a positive lock on all drive sprockets to deliver smooth and reliable metering. A positive drive wheel compensates for any change in ground speed, ensuring precise product rates at all times.


Folding Location

Folding Location

Centrally located controls allow the operator to safely fold and unfold the seeding unit from behind the air cart.


Accurate Information Monitoring

Accurate Information Monitoring

Accuracy & performance are just a glance away with these simple and easy-to-read monitors. Features include: fan speed, ground speed, meter shaft rotation, bin level, field acres seeded, total acres seeded and calibrated seeding rate per acre. Moisture proof connections on the systems SMART SENSORS ensure reliable operation.

Patented Flat Fan Divider Head

Patented Flat Fan Divider Head

Patented flat fan divider head eliminates abrupt flow changes of conventional vertical divider heads.


Horizontal Seed Flow

Horizontal Seed Flow

Spiral fluted metering wheels gently roll product into the air stream at a constant flow.

Accuracy is the key and that is why Sunflower utilizes unique spiral fluted metering wheels that gently roll product into the air stream in a constant flow. This provides a distinct contrast to the uneven dumping of straight fluted metering wheels. Our metering wheels are made from a durable polymer that ensures long life. Sunflower's metering wheels can handle a variety of seed sizes from wheat to large beans, as well as fertilizer, without changing metering wheels.


All Purpose Opener

All-Purpose-Opener

All-Purpose opener features easy to reach settings for varying field conditions. All openers can be reset for varying field conditions in a matter of minutes with no tools.

The All-Purpose opener design gently delivers the seed to its final resting place while providing longer bearing and blade life. Let the new All-Purpose "Heads Up" openers penetrate your seeding problems and deliver an answer of higher yields and longer life. Sunflower really is "Seeding Quality".


Pivoting Press Wheels

Pivoting Press Wheels

Competitions Non-Pivoting Press Wheels Plants emerge in the ridge, not under press wheel tracks. Poor and late emergence are the results.

Sunflower Pivoting Press Wheels Precisely follow the opener path and produce a favorable seed to soil contact. Plants emerge under press wheel tracks.

Improved emergence and enhanced yields are the results.


Soil Control Devices

Soil Control Devices

With Sunflower patented Soil Control Device, soil is directed back into seed trench and firmed by press wheels. Results are even emergence and improved yields. Soil controlling devices minimize soil blow out from opener blades, both in no-till or conventional seedbeds. Soil controlling devices are made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polymer for prolonged life. UHMW is backed by spring steel to guard against bending.


Soil Control Devices
Press Wheels

Press Wheels

Sunflower offers five different choices of press wheels to complete your grain drill. The precision cam adjustment allows the single arm swivel type press wheel to be adjusted in 1/4" increments. Adjustments can be made fast and easy, without the use of tools.

  1. 2" x 13" smooth or V-crown for no-till conditions or in soils where higher ridges between rows are desired.
  2. 3" x 13" center rib, a good all purpose wheel for no-till and conventional seed beds.
  3. 3" x 13" double rib, possibly the best all purpose press wheel for no-till and conventionally prepared seed beds.
  4. 4" x 12" double rib, most effective in prepared seed beds where opener floatation is required.

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All-Purpose

  1. Mounts to a 5" x 3" frame with "L" bolts.
  2. Links made of 1/2" thick material.
  3. Parallel Link for better depth control: The press wheel and opener blades stay consistent during travel up or down.
  4. 205 bearings in each blade.
  5. Opener Blades: Both smooth 15" diameter, 3.5 mm thick.
  6. Soil Control Device: Minimizes soil blowout from opener blades, both in No-Till or conventional prepared seedbeds. Made of Ultra High Molecular Weight polymer, which wears very long and smooth. It is backed up with a piece of spring steel so it won't take a set bend.
  7. Choice of Press wheels.
  8. Only one grease zerk per opener.
  9. Swivel type Press wheel Arm: Takes side load off of the presswheel during turns or following contours. The press wheel will also follow the trench instead of sliding to the side.
  10. Easy Depth Setting: Each notch is 1/4" in depth. No tools needed for adjustments.
  11. Nitro Tech coated bushing in the pivot points.
  12. Down Pressure Adjustment: No tools needed to make changes. 400 lb. retention springs are able to generate up to 250 lbs. at the opener blades. The row unit itself weighs 90 lbs.

Additional Features

  • Narrow transport width
  • Available in 30' & 40' working widths
  • Safety light kit and SMV sign are standard equipment

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