Ultra-Max Forward Folding Planters – 12 and 16 rows

double beam folding planter frame

Double Beam

Double Beam Construction for non No-Till planters with fertiliser openers up to 460mm diameter. TRI-FLEX WING FOLD DESIGN 15° up & down wing flex

triple beam folding planter frame

Triple Beam

Triple Beam Construction for all planters including No-Till with 510mm fertiliser single disc or No-Till openers. TRI-FLEX WING FOLD DESIGN 15° up & down wing flex.

Two wheel sizes available :

  • 285 wide for 76,2 row spacing
  • 365 wide for 91,4 row spacing

ULTRA-MAX forward folding planter positions :

folding planter in open position

ULTRA-MAX in planting position

folding planter in halfway open position

ULTRA-MAX half way folded

folding planter in transport position

ULTRA-MAX in transport position

ULTRA-MAX forward folding planters are offered with :

A ) Standard mechanical options

  • Contact Drive
  • Fertiliser hoppers on the row
  • Row markers

B ) Advanced options

  • Hydraulic drive for variable application rates
  • Electronic control through an ISOBUS terminal
  • Central fertiliser bulk hopper & pneumatic distribution
In-Cab Console controls
In-Cab Console controls Raise/Lower/Fold/Tuck
Hydraulics for Weight Transfer
Optional : Hydraulic Weight Transfer betwees wings & centre
mechanical Contact Drive
Available with mechanical Contact Drive

NX M Row Unit

Monosem NX-M Row Unit

Optional :

Heavy duty parallel linkage 350mm long, 250mm wide with 22mm pins and bushings

Optional SHOCK ABSORBER reduces row unit bounce at high planting speeds

200mm wide face plate to mount a large variety of residue managers

Row Cleaner Options

Clod Deflector

Fixed Row Cleaner

Short Floating Row Cleaner

No-Till Coulter & Floating Row Cleaner

No-Till Coulter

Seed Metering Unit

  1. Monosem seed metering unit demoLess doubles and skips – The flat seed disk of the Monosem seed metering unit is less sensitive to seed size and shape. It picks up multiple seeds and the access pips get knocked of higher up in the metering unit. Conventional seed meters try to ensure single seed pickup with pockets or grooves on the seed disk. This is only effective when the seeds are uniform in size and shape.
  2. Better seed spacing – The flat seed disk allows seeds to fall straight down from the seed disc at the 5 hour mark. The lower drop position decreases the likelihood of mispositioned seed in the seed furrow. The seed wiper at the bottom of the Monosem seed metering unit ensures that seeds fall down the centre of the seed tube. This accuracy ensures the correct positioning of each pip in the planted row.
  3. Adjustable – The seed singulator is adjustable to fit different seed types (maize, soja, sunflower etc.). You can check for doubles or skips through the control window. You don’t have to make constant adjustments to get the perfect seed spacing. The Monosem system is not sensitive and you don’t have to adjust the vacuum.
  4. Durable – The Monosem seed metering unit is made of aluminium. The agitator, singulator and seed wiper are made of bronze. The components are machined to the micron and calibrated at the factory for life.
  5. Affordable replacement parts – It takes years to have to replace the wear gasket or seed disk. The seed disk is made of 1.5mm stainless steel. The wear gasket of Polyacetal Copolymer has superior friction and wear resistance characteristics.
Seed Metering Unit

(1) Cover (outside) Cast aluminium (2) Control Window, Operator can easily see the result of his adjustments (3) Clean Out Trap Door (4) Brass Seed Wiper directs seed release to guarantee precise seed spacing (5) Adjustable Brass Singulator Eliminates doubles without creating skips (6) Seed Disc 1.5mm stainless steel (7) Brass Agitator (8) Seed Drop Point Right above seed tube (9) Wear Gasket Teflon gasket behind seed disc will last for many years (10) Hold Down Plate (11) Meter Main Body

seed metering unit with cover on
inside of seed metering unit cover
seed metering unit with singulator, seed disc, agitator and drop point
seed metering unit with wear gasket and hold down plate

Adjusting the Seed Singulation :

The lever on the left side of the meter’s main body adjusts the Singulator on the inside.

The more the lever is set towards PLUS the less aggressive the Singulator. The more the lever is set towards MINUS the more aggressive the Singulator.

Closing Wheel Options

(1) Two Lever Adjustable Rear Wheel Bracket ( adjustable toe-in, toe-out and down force ) with (a) 25mm Narrow Rubber, (b) 50mm Wide Rubber or

(c) Steel Finger Wheels

(4) Special Bracket for (e) Closing Disc & (f) Flat Single Wheel

Dry Fertiliser Bins

600 litre capacity dry fertiliser bin are made from a heavy duty polyethylene that is lightweight but still highly durable.  The lightweight tanks allow for larger fertiliser loads to be used and effectively reduces down time due to refilling.

Fertiliser Openers

Double Beam Construction

No-Till Coulter & Double Disc Combo

Triple Beam Construction

No-Till Coulter & Tine Combo

No-Till Coulter & Double Disc Combo

510 mm Single Disc Fertiliser Opener

The Fertisystem Auto-Lub® augers are made from highly durable corrosion free components. The stainless steel Fertisystem® auger shaft runs on two 6006.2RS ball bearings that are extremely well protected. The protection consists of a stainless steel washer, felt seal, exit hole, o-ring, oil seal and bearing seal. This design ensures many years of supreme performance without much maintenance.The Fertisystem Auto-Lub® augers are superbly performing fertiliser augers of a new generation. These augers are maintenance free and require minimum cleaning. Their open, spiral-like screw is very accurate and works very well even with damp or powdery fertilise

Key Features:

Reliable Flow rate:

Easy maintenance

Cream colour rain cap (1) can be taken off completely. Without cap (1), the tractor operator can easily monitor the fertiliser distribution. Even with cap, fertiliser will overflow through opening (a) in case of blockage in the opener. Service and cleaning is made easy as the front spout (2) clips off and the auger screw (3) can be pulled out by hand.

Pro Wheel Option

The press wheel has been used for years on the vegetable and sugarbeet planters. MONOSEM has adapted this concept to the multipurpose planters with a large diameter press wheel, the PRO wheel.

Consistent pressing ♦ Improved plant emergence ♦ Optimal germination ♦ Better seed placement quality

Large diameter press wheel

The PRO wheel in aluminium has a stainless steel coating and a plastic scraper. Wide diameter (295mm), it keeps its shape and offers a quality pressing and a better seed placement. By improving the seed-to-soil contact, the emergence is more rapid and regular.

Integrated hooking up system

When the conditions are not suitable for the use of the PRO wheel, it can be very quickly retracted. Just lift the PRO wheel up by hand and lower the lock with the other. And the wheel is no longer in contact with the ground.

Combined adjustment

The packing down pressure of the PRO wheel is adjustable. It is combined with the pressure adjustment of the rear packing unit (a).

Independent wheel

Independant from the planting system and the rear press unit, the PRO wheel follows the ground contours for a
consistent pressing.