SDM mechanical seed drill

SDM Seed Drills Silhouette

A mechanical seed drill ready for everything!

Offered from 21 to 29 rows winter crops, the SDM mechanical seed drill has one of the most robust structures in its class. Resistant to the harshest conditions, the SDM is a machine developed for farmers who need high operational performance.

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KUHN revolutionized the seed drill market when it launched the SDM mechanical seed drill: it combines versatility with high performance and robustness, something unprecedented in the segment! Synonymous with efficiency in seeding small grains, the SDM mechanical seed drill is characterized as a multipurpose machine, because it is also suitable for planting summer crops in addition to having a rice version. No matter which model is chosen, the farmer will find exclusive distinctive features in the SDM mechanical seed drill. For the mid-sized or large farmer, the SDM has a set of options to meet all needs, with the precision and ergonomics only offered by the KUHN brand.
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Maximum versatility: 3 machines in 1

Side perspective of the SDM mechanical drill trailed by the tractor.

Multi-purpose version

Developed under the multiple-purpose machine concept, the SDM mechanical seed drill allows for configurations for planting winter crops (small grains) and for planting large grains. In the transformation, speed and ergonomics stand out, which are fundamental to ensure flexibility for the farmer between seasons. Regardless of whether the crop is a small grain crop (such as wheat) or a large grain crop (such as soybeans), the SDM mechanical seed drill features the conventional and renowned precision of KUHN planters. Thus, for growers looking for a versatile machine with maximum performance and high robustness in its components, the SDM mechanical seed drill is the ideal choice!

Rice version

The rice version of the SDM mechanical seed drill has been designed and engineered based on all the needs and precautions that rice cultivation demands. Its reinforced frame and high flotation wheel concept, combined with the pantograph structure, make this version the ideal choice for farmers looking for uniformity in planting and maintenance of the physical structure of dikes. The pantographic units stand out among its distinctive features, especially because of the ability to perfectly follow the relief of dikes, either at the top or bottom, allowing the seeds to be deposited in the planting furrow precisely and evenly. In addition to these distinctive features of the SDM mechanical seed drill, there are also high flotation wheelsets, which cross dikes without causing any damage, thus minimizing field compaction.
Photo of the SDM mechanical seed drill in a rice field crossing dikes.

Easy adjustments to optimize your time

Clutch cut-off lever being actuated

Adjustments and calibrations without the need for tools

The SDM mechanical seed drill features a set of elements aimed at reducing calibration time as well as ergonomic and safe adjustment for the operator. In addition, its adjustments and calibrations are carried out quickly and practically: adjustments of depth, machine leveling, planting unit ground pressure, gearboxes and opening of the seed metering units are performed without the need for tools. As a result the SDM mechanical seed drill has a low operating cost and a longer machine service life. This whole range of benefits is available for all versions.

Maximum performance in your field

Side view of the SDM mechanical seed drill highlighting the hopper assemblies.

High-capacity hoppers

The high capacity of the SDM mechanical seed drill hoppers enables a smaller number of stops per sown area, ensuring autonomy and high performance, ideal assets for short planting windows. In addition, the SDM features a central platform between the hoppers, which provides safe refill and weight distribution over the whole frame. Its hoppers are organized as follows: two sets that group one part for fertilizer and seed; one set to supply the front rows and the other for the rear rows. Unlike competitors, the SDM mechanical seed drill hopper assemblies are perfectly aligned with the planting furrow openers, resulting in a uniform flow of inputs, without crossing of the transfer tubes.


Details of the SDM mechanical seed drill rice rows.