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

Our reliable metering system has been utilised on Duncan Drills for years. 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, with sowing rates of less than 1kg/hectare achievable.

Seed and fertiliser is stored in boxes above the drilling discs and drops into the metering peg roller system for each run, with paired large and fine seed wheels, and flow control flaps to handle different seed sizes and sowing rates.

The metered seed and fertiliser then drops down flexible hoses to be planted.

Each run outlet is metered individually providing a high degree of accuracy. Shutter slides at the top of each metering device are used to control the seed flow entering the metering unit and can also be used to shut off a seed row if it is not required. All the box shafts and drive shafts are made from stainless steel for corrosion resistance and longevity.

The calibration tray collects the seed when calibrating and conveniently is used to cover the metering units to stop any foreign matter entering the metering unit in operation.

A stainless steel agitator shaft runs in the base of each box to eliminate compaction and bridging, and improves the flow of fertiliser and seed into the metering units.

Adjustable flaps control the outlet flow of seed and fertiliser from the metering unit.

Our system of dual large and fine metering wheels allow for a wide range of seed types and fertilisers to be used. Disconnecting the large wheel with the supplied tool lets you sow small seeds at very low rates under 1kg /hectare.

Engage the large wheel for larger cereal or grass seeds and fertilisers at high rates, still with a high degree of accuracy.

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.

Vineyard & Orchard Seeder Disc Technology

310mm diameter discs are easier to force into hard ground commonly found in vineyards and orchards

Two plain discs work side by side to open up a slot and place the seed evenly

A press wheel closes the slot to ensure a good seed soil contact

The press wheel helps to trap moisture by closing off the slot

The dragbar units are spring loaded to allow individual units to roll up over stones

The discs are excellent for cutting up prunings that may be lying across the ground

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
Recommended min tractor HP 50
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