Farmer Ladislav Vopálenský manages about 105 hectares of arable land at the edge of the central Bohemian highlands in Třebívlice. It has been three years since he started using the universal Falcon PRO seed drill with a width of 3 metres to establish all his crop, usually in the second deeper stubble field.
The front hydraulically-adjustable paddle leveller, Flexi-board, easily manages these conditions. Thanks to this optional equipment, Mr. Vopálenský does not have to use the standard harrows prior to seeding, as Flexi-board evenly spreads out any clods and crop residue along the entire width of the machine. He sets the double-row pre-processing disc section to the seeding depth, which is 3 cm in this case. As a pulling vehicle, he has been using a Zetor tractor with 118 HP for many years. It pulls the seed drill even in more difficult hilly conditions and it copes well even when seeding wheat, when he fills up the hopper with 25 quintals of seeds.
Mr. Vopálenský recalled that when he was purchasing the machine, he was fascinated with the robust frameless construction from high-strength steel that has multiple strength and that is light thanks to the eXtra STEEL line technology, providing longer service life of the machine, even in the most demanding operation. Most of the older and less powerful types of tractors do not always have enough power in the hydraulic pump to drive the fan at constant speed. In this case, the seed drill can be equipped with additional devices, just like the one that Mr. Vopálenský owns: a hydraulic drive connected through the tractor power take-off. Falcon PRO is simply for everyone!