Named the seeding innovation of the year in Germany, the Maestro from Horsch was redesigned for the North American market this season.
The new metering system does not have typical holes, but rather grooves that open to the outside. Together with a new scraper, the singulation results in working speeds up to 9 miles per hour. It is capable of planting multiple crops like corn, soybeans, sugar beets and cotton.
The list price is $207,000. The Maestro is manufactured at the Horsch plant in Harper, Kan. For more information call 855-4HORSCH or visit www.horsch.com.
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