Monosem offers 4 different planter row units for vegetables and fine seeds.
The “Version C” as a double row unit is the most commonly used model for onions, carrots, beet-root and other vegetables. It is designed to plant a 7cm double line of seeds with one seed metering unit. ( A 5cm double line is possible with a different seeding shoe.) Each planter unit requires a minimum row distance of 20cm
The “Version A” is a single row unit that is the most commonly used for spinach, turnips and other vegetables that would better grow in a single line. It is possible to convert a single row Version A into a double row Version C and the other way around within a few minutes but it requires additional components and parts to do the conversion. The Version A planter unit also requires a minimum row distance of 20cm.
The “Version B” is a very narrow single row unit. It only requires a minimum row distance of 14cm and can be used if you require a row distance closer than 20cm for crops that would perform better in single lines against the double lines.
The “Version D” is usually a double row planter but can also be assembled as a triple row unit. It is always built with two single seed metering boxes on one carrier. It requires a minimum row distance of 26cm. The distance of the double row can be adjusted from 8cm to 11.5cm. This is specifically of advantage where larger crops are planted that prefer a double line but that would not grow to their full size if the double row is planted too close. Should the Monosem Version D planter unit be assembled as a triple row the front metering unit will be a single line and the rear unit will be a double line. All lines will be planted 5cm apart.
Standard MS Frame
The standard frame is a bolted construction of a 127 x 127mm square beam in the rear and a 120 x 60mm rectangular beam in the front. Certainly strong enough this frame caters for all standard assemblies with or without Microsem applicators.
The other option is the “Monoblock” frame which is a welded construction of a 127 x 127 square beam in the rear and another beam in the front of the same size. This frame is used when the application of fertiliser is requested or when a ridger attachment is fitted to the MS planter.