''Top performance at the optimum sowing date''
“In 2011 we purchased the first five Citan 12000”, the Chief agronomist Tschernikow Alexander for the farm “Tula Wozroschdenije” OOO reports. “We then had such a good experience with these machines that we decided in 2012 to purchase twelve more Citan 12001-C.” The land farmed by “Tula Wozroschdenjie” OOO is situated in three Russian regions Tula, Lipezk and Orel. The soils consist of medium to heavy loamy leached black soil. The average rainfall is 550 to 500 mm/year. In the year 2012, the farm cultivated 18,348 ha of winter wheat, 8,801 ha of barley, 10,802 ha of rape, 1,411 ha of buckwheat, 1.610 ha of soya and 1,591 ha of sunflowers. “At sowing speeds of 10 to 12 km/ha, we managed with each Citan approximately 160 ha of cereals/day or 200 ha of rape/day. So in spring and autumn 2012 we sowed more than 3,000 ha with each machine” states Tschernikow Alexander. “With this quality of machinery we manage top-work rates at the optimum sowing date. When cereal sowing, one tank fill is sufficient for over 2 to 2.5 hours before we have to refill. At the same time the RoTeC+ Control coulters reliably sow the seed at the desired depth. The distribution along the rows is also optimal. This provides us with a good and even field emergence.”