The FERRARI FUTURA TWIN is a fully automated transplanter that can work with vegetables stored in trays of different sizes and materials (hard plastic, foam, disposable). The machine works by itself (only one operator is required to feed the transplanter robots with trays). Every robot extracts the seedlings using a technology based on cylindrical plungers combined with moving fingers. There is no need to use a specific tray to run FUTURA, the machine will be adapted to the tray selected by the user: this is one of the features that makes the Ferrari automated planter a very innovative and versatile machine.
- Electronic Eyes to identify missing plants
- PSC (plant spacing control - hydraulic drive)
- Rubber Roller with adjustable pressure
- Fertilizer applicator
- Granular applicator
- Minimum row distance 30 cm. (12 "") (TWIN version)
- File number: 2 per item (transplant robot)
- High tolerability to different grounds
- Water despenser
- Planting depth: electric adjustment
- Front disc to open the ground
- Hourly yield per module or element up to 10,000 plants / hour
The FUTURA TWIN automatic transplanter is equipped with a shuttle device to feed two rows of plants with every robot installed on the machine (this system has been developed to reduce the row distance to a minimum of 30 cm (12") - special frames can be produced for narrower distances). The transplanter carousel is turning in clockmotion (STOP&GO). This specific feature is extremely important to guarantee a constant drop of the plants from the top to the ground. The clockmotion allows to increase the performance per hour, the accuracy of both planting depth and plant spacing. FUTURA is also equipped with a self-cleaning kicker in the ploughshare. This device is extremely important to prevent dirt accumulation in the ground opener. Clock-motion rotation combined with the self-cleaning kicker can guarantee a perfect plant timing without the need of doing any adjustment on the planter. The FUTURA yield is extremely high: up to 8,000 plants/hour/row. This transplanter can work up to 24 h/day - 7 days/week without any yield drop. The machine can work both on flat ground and raised beds and it is available both in the tractor pulled version and in the self-propelled version. The self-propelled version can guarantee: easy maneuverability, reduction of dead times, no need for a tractor driver.