The Multi-Metering System MDS combines the advantages of a Pneumatic Seeder and a Disc Spreader: Precise metering is performed by a seeding shaft, the seed is spread using a spreading plate - optimal for slug pellets across large working widths as well as for spreading various cover crops. Due to the diverse assembly options and the simple and quick mounting and conversion on different soil tillage implements, the MDS can be used several times a year for a wide range of applications.
The "S" stands for "spreader". The seed is precisely metered by a seeding shaft and is then spread by a spreading disc, and is particularly suitable for large working widths. The geometry and the spreading plate are exactly the same as on the ES 100 M3 Special, resulting in optimal lateral distribution values (tested by the Irstea Institute, e.g. variation coefficient (VC) < 12% for a working width of 91.8 ft (28m) using Metarex slug pellets).
The most significant advantage of the spreader is the metering shaft under the hopper. It meters the seed evenly into a collection funnel. The metering shaft is driven by a gear motor. The V-shaped agitator over the metering shaft is driven by a rubber drive belt. The spreader disc including the impact point adjustment lies under the collection funnel, which allow the spreading cone to be adjusted.
CAUTION! The maximum spread rate is around 11lbs (5 kg) per min for slug pellets. This can be lower depending on the shape and density of the seed.
The spreader is not suitable for corrosive (fertilising) agents.
Currently cannot be operated with control module 3.2.