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Planting technology - Belt planter | GB 430

4-row, 3 t hopper, for high output

The 4-row GRIMME belt planter GB 430 is the right choice to plant non calibrated seed potatoes, various sizes or longish varieties. With suitable seed tuber sizes, higher working speeds of up to 10 km/h can be achieved, which can lead to an increased output. The GB 430 is designed both for conventional planting in ridges and for planting in separated beds. Two different chassis available to combine the various options of ridge shaping to suit the requirements. The efficiency and performance of the machine can be significantly increased with the combination of under-root fertilization, ridge shaping, erosion control, and the application of granules, liquid seed dressing and furrow treatment agents. The machine can be optionally equipped with solutions for the implementation of Clever Planting and Section Control. The GRIMME video system offers a comfortable machine control from the cab.

High capacity

Driving speed of up to 10 kmph realize a high output, depending on the crop size and variety, planting distance, machine equipment and soil conditions.

Highest manoeuvrability

Chassis with gantry pivot axle, high agility due to a steering angle of 35°.

Planting in separated beds

In combination with the integrated furrow openers, the Flow-Board XL ensures that the seed potatoes are always covered with a constant layer of soil.

Combined plant protection

GRIMME tank system TS 820, authorized for liquid chemicals to be applied onto the seed potatoes and/or into the furrow.

Clever Planting

Even tuber and plant growth next to the tramlines with Clever Planting. This is achieved by an infinitely adjustable, reduced planting distance and the resulting improved availability of nutrients and light from the tramlines.

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Large-volume ridges

The shaping board XL creates ridges with a large volume, so that there is enough space for a large tuber-nest.

Ridge shaping on light soils

For an improved water absorption on light soils, cage rollers can be used in combination with spring-loaded ridging bodies.

Gentle treatment

Box turn unit for a gentle treatment of the seed tubers by minimal handling and movement.

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Video: The belt planter GB 430 at work

Benefits

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  • Working speed of up to 10 kmph realize a high output, depending on the tuber size and variety, planting distance and soil conditions.
  • The tuber spacing resp. the number of tubers per hectare can be adjusted from the operator terminal.
  • Less seed potatoes required with the automatic single row deactivation of the planting elements with Section Control.
  • Even tuber and plant growth next to the tramlines with Clever Planting. This is achieved by an infinitely adjustable, reduced planting distance and the resulting improved availability of nutrients and light from the tramlines.
  • The automatic, row dependent steering system via hydraulic steering drawbar ensures an optimum centre tuber position in case of cultivation with pre-shaped ridges.
  • For a precise singling of seed potatoes on slopes, the planting element can be levelled +/- 7° in relation to driving direction.
  • Uniform growing through constant soil covering of the tubers via hydraulic depth control of the furrow opener and automatic shaping board steering. The planting depth can easily be controlled and adjusted from the cab.
  • The approved GRIMME barrel system ensures even application of the tuber with liquid chemicals and offers the driver many comfort functions.
  • Simultaneous application of liquid chemicals and granulates for an optimal start of the vegetation. This is made possible by means of two physically separated chambers in the furrow openers, so that possible sticking and thus uncontrolled spreading is avoided.
  • There are several versions for ridge shaping available for a perfect adaptation to different soil conditions.
  • The optional four-wheel chassis ensures even weight distribution and can be combined with a variety of different ridge shaping options.
  • The standard chassis with two wheels on the outside and a ridge shaping in front of the wheels is perfect for potato cultivation in beds and for a precise, central placement of the tubers on slopes.
  • A Hydraulic steering axle and a large steering angle of up to 42° (chassis with two wheels) or 35° (chassis with four wheels) enable a high agility.

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Specifications

You'll find all the information about the standard features of the machine here.

Configuration

  • 4 planting elements, hydraulically driven
  • 4 separate operated, hydraulically driven feeding belts
  • Infinitely planting distance adjustment
  • Hydraulically driven oscillator in the planting element
  • Row width 75 cm
  • Pulled furrow openers in parallelogram with feeler wheel 16.5 x 6.50 - 8 AS
  • Covering unit
  • Mechanical telescope drawbar incl. hydraulic jack stand
  • Tractor attachment with drawbar eye or hitch
  • Chassis with 2 running wheels
  • Wheels 270/95 R44
  • Tipping hopper capacity 3000 kg
  • Hydraulic block
  • Main electronic MDA
  • VC 50 operator terminal to operate all hydraulic functions, w/o joystick box incl.:
    • Miss indicator
    • Hectare meter
    • Field start / end function
    • Potato counter via ultra sonic sensors

Technical data

GB 430

Dimensions  
Length with axle incl. 2 outer running wheels without / with front frame 6560 / 7300 mm
Length with gantry pivot axle incl. 4 running wheels without / with front frame 5640 / 6380 mm
Length with spraying track lever and axle incl. 2 outer running wheels without / with front frame 6560 / 7300 mm
Length with spraying track lever and gantry pivot axle incl. 4 running wheels without / with front frame 7030 / 7770 mm
Width at row width 75 cm 3300 mm
Height 2800 mm
Height in transport position 3200 mm
Filling height tipping hopper flat 2230 mm
Support length with axle incl. 2 outer running wheels without / with front frame 6560 / 7300 mm
Support length with gantry pivot axle incl. 4 running wheels without / with front frame 5030 / 5770 mm
Overlapping length at the rear side 1300 mm
Track width 3000 mm
Track width adjustable up to 3660 mm
Weight  
Empty weight with basic configuration 4000 kg
Working width  
Number of rows 4
Row width 75 - 90 cm
Tractor attachment  
Drawbar eye / low hitch x
Low hitch x
Low hitch ball bearing (K 80) x
Bunker  
Tipping hopper capacity 3000 kg
Capacity at row width 90 cm 3500 kg
Wheels  
Wheels (option 1) 2x 270/95 R44
Wheels (option 2) 4x 280/85 R28
Chassis and engine  
Transport speed (option) 25 km/h
Tractor requirements  
Without shaping board (min.) 60 kW
With shaping board (min.) 90 kW
Oil flow 50 l/min
Required control valves (single acting) 2
Required control valves (double acting) 1

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