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Planting technology - Cup planter | GL 860

8-row, 6 t hopper, for large acreage

The 8-row trailed potato planter GRIMME GL 860 with 6-ton hopper for a high acreage performance. The GRIMME professional planting element is the right choice for a very precise and even planting distance. Different setting options of the machine together with good calibrated seed enable a high planting speed. The machine design with large covering discs in front of running wheels enables easy pulling of the machine, pre-shapes the ridge and avoids soil compaction of loose soil by the running wheels. The weight of the machine is carried on up to 8 wheels (option) to reduce the ground compaction.

Optimal growth

Barrel system for liquid tuber dressing and furrow treatment as well as a fertilizer spreader for under-root fertilisation.

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.

Minimising soil pressure

To distribute the weight of the potato planter with full hopper to as many wheels as possible, the machine can be equipped with a chassis of 8 wheels.

Direct bunker filling from the trailer

With the deep hopper it is possible to fill the machine directly from the trailer.

High degree of agility and manoeuvrability

Long drawbar allows close turning manoeuvres.

Road transport

An end-tow kit is available for a safe transport on the road.


  • The powerful planting element enables a simple adaption to the tuber size and ensures therefore an exact planting distance
  • The combination of specially developed furrow opener, planting cups, the longest singling way, an adjustable drop rod and a low drop height enable an even planting distance in the required planting depth.
  • Basic machine with four large wheels enables a high loading capacity with good traction also on light soil
  • Well positioned wheels and the optionally steering axle ensure good manoeuvrability of the machine
  • Adjustment of tuber spacing, planting depth and fertiliser output, simply done at the side of the machine
  • Various hopper options: Tipping hopper flat or tipping hopper low
  • Uniform growing through constant soil covering of the tubers via hydraulic depth control of the furrow opener and automatic shaping board steering
  • Different options for the ridge shaping, shaping board for a loose to firm ridge with a smooth surface or cage rollers for a more fine crumbled ridge structure
  • The GRIMME nozzle system ensures complete dressing of the tuber, and the GRIMME tank system enables a safe handling as well as a proper crop protection
  • Granulated fertilising left and right of the tuber with the GRIMME fertiliser box
  • Option to applicate micro granular directly into the furrow for an optimum growing start or for seed protection

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


  • Potato planter with 8 planting elements
  • Hydraulically operated lane marker
  • Mechanical shaker, infinitely adjustable
  • Quick unlock to change planting belts
  • Planting belt with cups of choice
  • Fix stone furrow opener, spring loaded share via rubber buffers
  • Spring loaded covering discs
  • Row width 75 cm
  • Lift up drawbar
  • Chassis with pivot axle and 4 wheels
  • Wheels 12.5/80 - 18 AS
  • Tipping hopper flat capacity 6000 kg (at RW 75 cm)

Technical data

GL 860

Length without shaping board without / with front frame 4980 / 5720 mm
Length with shaping board without / with front frame 6020 / 6760 mm
Length with cage roller without / with front frame 5990 / 6730 mm
Length with spraying track lever without / with front frame 6660 / 7400 mm
Width at 75 cm row width without / with front frame 6200 / x mm
Width at 90 cm row width with / without front frame 7500 / x mm
Height 1980 mm
Filling height tipping hopper low 900 mm
Filling height tipping hopper flat 1980 mm
Overlapping length at the rear with shaping board 1040 mm
Overlapping length at the rear with cage roller 1010 mm
Overlapping length at the rear with spraying track lever 1440 mm
Empty weight with basic configuration 4200 kg
Working width  
Number of rows 8
Row width 75 - 91,4 cm
Tractor attachment  
Drawbar eye / low hitch x
Low hitch x
Low hitch ball bearing (K 80) x
Capacity tipping hopper, flat 6000 kg
Capacity tipping hopper, low 6000 kg
Tractor requirements  
Without shaping board (min.) 80 kW
With shaping board (min.) 125 kW
Oil flow 34 l/min
Required control valves (single acting) 2
Required control valves (double acting) 1

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