Duncan Vineyard Seeder

The name says it all when it comes to the Duncan Vineyard Seeder.

At only 1.8m wide, this little double disc gem is designed specifically for planting between rows in vineyards and orchards, and the linkage hitch makes it easy to get in and out of the rows at the headlands.

It's fitted with side guards to protect the gearbox and flap handles from the vines, so you can be assured the seeder settings don't get knocked, and it will operate correctly all day long.

The double disc system can be used with or without press wheels, and will sow into the rough and rocky conditions that vineyards are known for, to establish a cover crop in one pass.

The powder coated Vineyard Seeder looks good, it’s tough and it will be a valuable asset to your horticulture or viticulture operation for many years.

Seed size:
Small to large
Operation size:
Up to 100Ha
Key Features

  • Large diameter discs to cut through trash
  • Peg tooth roller units for sowing a variety of seeds and fertilisers
  • Rear foot board
  • Weather skirts to protect the outlet units in damp conditions
  • Weigh kit to weigh seed and fertiliser
  • Twin boxes
  • Simple calibration system
  • Agitator shaft prevents seed compaction and vees in the bottom of boxes to improve seed flow
  • Press wheels are optional

Optional press wheels

Double discs

Guards on both ends of the drill to avoid snagging vines/trees

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.

Double disc technology

Lower investment cost than a triple disc drill and lower maintenance costs with less wearing parts.

Large 380mm diameter heat treated discs work hard and have a long life.

A scalloped disc leads 30mm ahead of a plain disc to cut through trash and open up a rough slot creating tilth for good germination. The (full assembly) leading scalloped disc removes the need for an opening disc.

The plain disc holds the slot open to place the seed and the fertiliser into the slot.

The spring loaded jump assembly creates downward pressure but also allows the discs to ride up and over rocks and obstacles.

An optional press wheel or harrows close the slot to help with seed to soil contact and traps moisture.

Vineyard Seeder Specifications

10 Row
Sowing width (mm) 1800
Overall width (mm) 1835
Overall length (mm) 1610
Overall height (mm) 1520
Tare weight without press wheels (kg) 823
Tare weight with press wheels (kg) 873
Row spacing (mm) 180
Box capacity (l per box) 209
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
Press wheels
Seed level indicators
Hectaremeter kit