5.1 Seed-cum-fertilizer drill 5.2 Zero-till drill
5.3 Strip-till drill 5.4 Raised bed planter
5.5 Inclined Plate Planter 5.6 Pneumatic Planter
5.7 Mat Type Rice Transplanter 5.8 Sugarcane Cutter Planter
5.9 Vegetable Transplanter  




The seed cum fertilizer drill consists of a seed box, fertilizer box, seed and fertilizer metering mechanisms, seed/fertiliser tubes, furrow openers, seed and fertilizer rate adjusting lever, chain, sprockets, and transport cum power transmitting wheel. The fluted rollers are driven by a shaft which gets power from wheels. Fluted rollers fixed in the seed box, receive the seeds into longitudinal grooves and drops them in the seed tube attached to the furrow openers. The amount of seed to be dropped can be varied by shifting the rollers sideways. Fertiliser rate can be varied by increasing or decreasing the opening provided at the bottom of the fertiliser box with the help of a lever 


Length (mm)

Width (mm)

Height (mm)

Seed metering mechanism

Fertilizer metering mechanism

Number of furrow opener

Furrow opener

Seed box capacity (cm3)

Fertilizer box capacity (cm3)

Weight (kg)

Power source (hp/kW)                                


:     1940-2310

:     970-1560

:     1070-1350

:     Fluted roller

:     Gravity feed with agitator

:      9-13

:     Reversible shovel

:     66241-10308

:     63310-10141

:     224-328                                                                                                                                                                TOP

:     35/26.25, tractor


Seed cum fertilizer drills are used for sowing of wheat and other cereal crops in already prepared field

Cost of Machine : Rs.35,000/

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Zero-till-drill consists of frame, seed box, fertilizer box, seed metering mechanism, fertilizer metering mechanism, seed tubes, furrow openers, seed and fertiliser adjusting lever and transport cum power transmitting wheels. The frame is made from mild steel box section. The inverted-T type furrow openers are mounted on the tynes fixed on the tool bar with the help of nuts and bolts. They can be adjusted as per the row-row spacing. The T-type furrow openers have lower draft requirement and can easily penetrate into the soil. It is used for sowing wheat crop in unprepared field after harvesting of paddy. It saves time, cost by avoiding tillage operation. It also conserves moisture as no tillage operation is done. It only opens a strip where seed is dropped.


Suitability                                                  :            For sowing Wheat

Overall dimensions (mm)                           :            1800x600x1100


Weight  (kg)                                             :            250

No. of rows                                              :            9 or 11

Row to row spacing (mm)                         :            200

Capacity (ha/h)                             :            0.45-0.65                                                                                                                                                                                                   TOP

Power Source (hp/kW)                            :            35/26.25,  tractor


 It is used for direct drilling of wheat seeds and fertilizers in uncultivated fields after paddy harvesting. It saves one pre-irrigation and results in saving of Rs 2000-3000/ha. It also saves 20-30% fuel and water.

Cost (Rs):  35,000-50,000








Strip-till-drill is used for sowing wheat after paddy without any prior seed bed preparation. It saves 50-60% fuel and 65-75% time as compared to conventional method. The machine also helps to increase yield because of timely sowing of crop. Rotor attachment can also be used for puddling operation.   It consists of standard seed drill with rotary attachment mounted in the front. The rotary system has C-type blades, which cut a 75 mm wide strip in the front of the furrow opener. Thus for every row, 125 mm of the strip is left untilled and only 40 percent of area is tilled. Tilling and sowing is done simultaneously.


Suitability                                                   :           Wheat

Overall dimensions  (mm)                           :           2290x1370x1050


Weight  (kg) (kg)                                       :           350

Operating width  (mm)                                :          1800

No. of rows                                               :        9 or 11

Row to row spacing (mm)                          :        200

Depth of sowing  (mm)                               :       30-50

Capacity (ha/hr)                                           :       0.25-0.4

Power Requirement(hp/kW)                       :       35/26.25, tractor                                                                                                                                                                                 TOP


Strip-till-drills is used for sowing wheat after paddy without any prior seed bed preparation.

Cost  (Rs):    45,000/-








It consists of a seedbox, fertiliser box, seed and fertiliser metering mechanism, 3-ridgers, chain, sprockets, transmission wheels, seed/fertiliser cut-off levers and rollers for compacting the beds. The planters form the flat ridges on which seeds are sown. As seeds are sown on the ridges hence root growth is better and increased yield is obtained. The furrows formed are used for irrigation purpose.  It is suitable for sowing wheat, maize, peas etc. Vegetable seed can also sown by this planter.


Suitability                                           :       Wheat, maize, peas, pulses etc.

Weight  (kg)                                       :        230

Overall dimensions  (mm)                    :       1200x2200x1200


Working width  (mm)                          :       1800

Capacity (ha/h)                                 :       0.26       

Power Source(hp/kW)                       :       45/33.85,  tractor


Sowing wheat on beds for economical use of irrigation water and fertilizer in light and medium soils.       

Cost   (Rs) :      45,000/-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TOP









Tractor mounted 6-row inclined plate planter is a multi-crop planter for planting of both, bold and small seeds which cannot be sown satisfactorily by convention seed drills. The Planter consists of a frame with tool bar, modular seed boxes; furrow openers and ground drive wheel system. It has six modular design seed boxes with independent inclined plate type seed metering mechanism. Seed plates for sowing different seeds can be selected and easily changed.


Purpose                                                  :         Sowing/Planting

Suitability                                                :         Groundnut, Grams, Soyabean and Mustard

Overall dimensions  (mm)                        :         2500x1215x1010(LxWxH)

No. of rows                                             :        6

Field capacity (ha/h)                                :        0.45-0.65

Cost of operation (Rs./ha)                        :        700

Power Source(hp/kW)                            :        35/26.25,  tractor                                                                                                                                                                         TOP


The planter is suitable for sowing of bold seeds like groundnut, maize, Kabuli gram, etc. and very small seeds (mustard, sorghum, etc) size seeds which otherwise cannot be satisfactorily sown by conventional seed drills. The planter is also suitable for sowing of intercrops.

Cost: (Rs): 50,000/-



Tractor mounted pneumatic planter consists of a centrifugal blower operated by the PTO of a tractor which is used to provide the necessary air pressure to pick up and release the seeds in the metering mechanism. It is a six-row (2 or 4 optional) machine, operated by a tractor of 35 hp/26.25 kW or more to plant single seed at predetermined seed/row spacing. It consists of main frame, aspirator blower, disc with cell type metering plate, individual hopper, furrow openers, PTO driven shaft, ground drive wheel etc. It is suitable to plant seeds of mustard ,sorghum ,soybean cotton, pigeon pea, maize, groundnut, okra etc


Length X  Width X Height (mm)            :                1450  X 2450 X 1250

Weight (kg)                                               :           200

Working width (mm)                                  :           2000-3000

Working depth (mm)                                 :           100

Operating speed (km/h)                             :           3.0-5.0

Field capacity (ha/h)                                  :           0.5-1.0

Field efficiency (%)                                    :           60-65

Fuel consumption (l/h)                               :           4.5

Power Requirement(hp/kW)                    :           35/26.25, tractor                                                                                                                                                               TOP


It is used to plant individual seeds at the predetermined seed/row spacing

Cost(Rs)   :    70,000-80,000/-








The machine is riding type single wheel driven and fitted with diesel engine.It transplants seedlings from mat type nursery in eight rows in a single pass. The drive wheel receives power from the engine through V-belt, cone clutch and gearbox. The tray containing mat type nursery for rows is moved sideways by a scroll shaft mechanism, which converts rotary motion received from the engine through belt-pulley, gear and universal joint shaft into linear motion of a rod connected to the seedling tray having provision to reverse the direction of movement of tray after it reaches the extreme position at one end.  It is used to transplant paddy in the puddled field. Self-propelled mat type paddy transplanters are also available.


Length (mm)                                                :       2410

Width (mm)                                                 :       2130

Height (mm)                                                :       1300

Row spacing(mm)                                       :       238

Distance between hills (mm)                       :       140 &170

Weight (kg)                                                 :       320

Working capacity (ha/h)                             :       0.57

Prime mover (hp/kW)                                 :       4.4/3.3, Air cooled, diesel engine


It is used for transplanting of paddy seedlings.

Cost(Rs) : 1,75,000-10,00,000/-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TOP



Machine consists of furrow opening unit, sett cutting unit, fertilizer application unit, chemical application unit, sett covering unit and seed box. The furrow-opening unit has two ridgers mounted on the frame for opening the furrow. The machine has two-setts cutting units one for each row. For the operation, two labourers sitting on the machine feed complete sugarcane one by one into the sett cutting unit by picking from the cane from the hopper. The rotating blades cut the setts automatically before dropping into the furrows. Fertilizer and chemicals are also applied simultaneously along with the setts, before covering of furrows.


Length (mm)                                         :           2070

Width (mm)                                          :           1850

Height (mm)                                         :           2100

Row to row spacing (mm)                     :           600-1050

Fertilizer metering system                      :           Gravity type

Number of furrow openers                    :           2

Field capacity (ha/h)                           :           0.2

Weight (kg)                                          :           475

Power source (hp/kW)             :           35/26.25, tractor                                                                                                                                                                                                        TOP


It is used for sowing of sugarcane and it cuts the seed setts of desired size in addition to doing other operations of opening the furrows, placing the setts into the furrows, application of fertilizer, treatment of setts and covering of setts simultaneously.

Cost  (Rs)  : 50,000-60,000

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The machine consists of seedling tray, seat for the operator, furrow opener, compaction wheels, finger guide tunnel, picker wheel type metering mechanism. Picking forks has spring mounted rubber flappers, which open before passing through the tunnel and close during its passage. These flappers open again at the bottom end of the tunnel to release the seedlings in a furrow. The inclined wheels compact the soil around the seedlings. Two persons one for each row sitting on the machine is required to place the seedlings in the flappers when these open at the top position. The root side of the seedlings is kept towards the operator.


Length (mm)                                        :            1850

Width (mm)                                         :            1520

Height (mm)                                        :            1160

Number of rows                                  :            2

Metering mechanism                            :            Picker wheel type

Number of picking fingers                    :            10       

Type of pickers                                   :            Rubber flappers                                                                                                                                                                                       TOP

Row spacing (mm)                               :            600

Watering arrangement                          :            Two nozzles

Machine weight(kg)                             :            225

Power source (hp/kW)            :            35/26.25, tractor


Vegetable transplanters are used for transplanting seedlings of vegetables such as, brinjal, cauliflower, chillies, tomatoes etc.

Cost (Rs)  : 35,000-40,000