Duncan Renovator Classic

Built specifically for the farmer, the Renovator Classic has earned its name. The Classic is the updated version of its predecessors, the MK1, MK2 and MK3 Renovators.

The Classic will sow a wide range of crops in both cultivated and uncultivated ground. The standard Classic is capable of sowing small seeds at 800 grams per hectare, to fertiliser at well over 300kg per hectare.

The sturdy 25mm coil tine with the Baker boot will ensure the seed is placed at the correct depth. The Nihard casting and tungsten tipped point ensures a long life in the toughest environments. The Classic is fully powder coated to protect it from the harshest weather and keep it looking sharp for years to come.

Seed size:
Small to Large
Operation size:
Up to 300Ha
Key Features

  • Single or dual box
  • 25mm coil tine and Duncan ‘T’ boot with Tungsten tile on leading edge
  • Weigh kit with scales
  • Safety chains
  • Stainless steel agitator shafts
  • Peg tooth roller seeder unit
  • Disc openers optional

Stainless steel agitator shafts

25mm coil tine with baker boot

Metering wheels

Mechanical drive gearbox

Ground drive wheel

Depth adjustment on the ram

Gravity seed distribution

This reliable system has been utilised on Duncan Drills for decades. It is easy to calibrate and use, requires no tractor hydraulics to run it and it is incredibly accurate due to the seeds being metered from individual outlets for each run.

Seed and fertiliser is stored in a box above the drilling tines or discs and drops into a metering peg roller system with coarse and fine wheels and flow control flaps to handle different seed sizes and sowing rates.

Metered seed and fertiliser then drops down flexible hoses to the point of contact with the ground.

Tine technology

25mm Coil Tine

The tine has minimal sideways movement so that it tracks straight and it will follow an opening disc.

The tine pulls back before it lifts up out of the ground, so it is not placing seed on top of the ground.

Made from solid spring steel with no drilled holes to weaken it so it’s very durable with minimal breakages.

Staggered tine mounting layout to assist trash flow.


Baker Boot

The Baker Boot is replaceable.

The tungsten carbide leading edge with a positive rake angle on the point penetrates the ground and opens up a slot.

The seed and fertiliser are placed at different depths for optimum germination.

The wings & heel of the boot create a cavity containing all of the key ingredients being seed, fertiliser, moisture, air and loose soil which is ideal for fast germination and rapid root development.

Calibration App

Use the Duncan Seed Drill app on your phone for easy and accurate job configuration and calibration of any new or existing Duncan Renovator or Duncan Enviro drill, and take your drilling operations to the next level of productivity.

The Duncan seed drill app contains step-by-step user guides for making calibration and mechanical adjustments to your drill. Great for any new operator or if you're just a bit rusty yourself!

Calibrate multiple machines with the app, and get every operator set up with it too so they can do calibrations from their own phone.

Calibrating a ground drive drill with seed or fertiliser will display the required mechanical settings.

Connect wirelessly to a Duncan E-Drive drill to set up the sowing rates and run calibrations while you are right beside the drill.

Renovator Classic Specifications

Number of runs 19
Sowing width (mm) 2800
Overall width (mm) 3026
Overall length (mm) 3512
Height – Working height (mm) 1700
Height – Transport height (mm) 2035
Weight including disc openers (kg) 1610
Row spacing (mm)147.5
Box capacity (l per box) 348
Single box HC capacity (l) 750
Recommended min tractor HP 80
Optional Extras

Please select your extras from the options listed below then click ‘REQUEST A QUOTE’.

Touch screen electric drive for simple and accurate calibration

Duncan drills can now combine our designs which have been proven through years of development with world class control technology.

Most models have the option to fit our new high torque electric drives and a touchscreen electronic rate control, instead of the standard jockey wheel with mechanical drive. This advanced system is simple to use and gives the user instant feedback about the operating state of the drill.

Packed with features, including: 

  • Precision and flexibility to vary planting rates electronically
  • Fingertip calibration adjustments
  • Includes touch-screen control for turning planting on and off
  • Checks drilling rates and areas planted in real time
  • High torque electric motor drives and reduction gearboxes
  • Visual and audible warnings of drilling rates and bin levels
  • Transfer job data between the field and the office using a USB port

Add a GPS aerial for coverage mapping, record keeping and proof of planting.

Disc openers
Tine harrow
Rear tow bar
Stainless steel box(es)
Seed level indicator
Hydraulic cylinder for drawbar
Hydraulic cylinder for disc openers
Baffle extension kit
Lighting kit
Harrow transport kit
Jack stand
Weather skirts to cover over seeder units