The Bracke P12.a is intended for planting in warm, dry conditions. It is suitable for plantation forestry, e.g., eucalyptus plantations. The Bracke P12.a can perform the entire scarification and planting process, or solely planting. Integrated systems for irrigation and fertilization are available as optional equipment for the Bracke P12.a.
The seedling carousel on the P12.a can hold 196 seedlings. That is to be compared to the older model of the carousel that holds 62, 72, or 88 seedlings. This update means a significant increase in production.
Irrigation and fertilization
Integrated systems for irrigation and fertilisation are available as optional equipment for the Bracke P12.a. Irrigation is achieved either by water gel or with water through the planting tube. Fertilisation is by granulated fertiliser via two tubes located on each side of the planting tube.
The Bracke P12.a makes a planting bed at the bottom of a hole. The hole is formed by a specially designed foot; the seedling is placed in the bottom of the hole and, if the P12.a is equipped with fertilization, granulated fertilizer is released at the same time through two separate pipes. Irrigation is achieved either using water gel while planting is in progress or by water administered around the seedling during planting. To create a good planting bed, the soil must be loosened. This can take place beforehand using a scarifier, such as a ripper. But the Bracke P12.a can also be equipped with a sub-soiler to loosen up the soil with the planter at each planting spot.
All functions are controlled from the driver’s cab using the system computer. The operator receives information such as plant pipe mode, the number of seedlings left in the tray, water consumption, etc. via the display in the cab. Planting depth, compaction, and other variables are easily adjusted via the display. The control system stores operating data such as the number of seedlings planted, working hours and production per hour. The display also includes diagnostic tools such as a list of disruptions and troubleshooting functions.
|Base machine||Excavator 16 – 20 metric tons|
|Weight||1100 – 1500 kg depending on equipment|
|Seedling carousel||196 seedlings|