Drilling Services

Owner/operator Millan Bungard is a meticulous, hardworking operator who has been drilling local farms for over 20 years. We operate two modern 6m twin hopper drills.

Methven Contracting operates two modern 6m twin hopper drills, a Horsch Pronto DC and a John Deere 750A, utilising high accuracy Leica RTK GPS Auto-Steer. The twin hopper drills provides customers with the option of placing fertiliser down the spout with the seed.

Our Claas Axion 800 & 830 tractors utilise RTK GPS Auto-steer.

When starting up our business we made the decision to specialise in what we excel at rather than try to offer a wide range of services to our clients. We work with other local contractors to provide complimentary services like ploughing & cultivation and harvesting.

6m Horsch Pronto DC

  • 6m universal drill suitable for minimum till, cultivated soil, or direct drilling into suitable conditions.

  • Seed, chemical and fertiliser.

  • Trailed seed drill combining seedbed preparation, consolidation, sowing and pressing.

  • PPF system for exact fertiliser-depot placement below seed rows.

  • 2-row disc system for the production of fine earth.

  • 6″ or 12″ row spacing.

  • Unique packer concept for a good crop emergence in wet and dry conditions.

  • Turbo Disc seed coulter with uniformer for a considerable clogging reduction and exact seed placement. Excellent seed to soil contact.

  • Rear seed discs enable drilling right in to corners.

  • Consistent seed depth thanks to rear position of seeder.

6m John Deere 750A

  • 6m direct drill.

  • Seed, chemical, slug bait, and fertiliser.

  • World-proven drill technology that is engineered for the toughest conditions, but isn’t too heavy on your paddock.

  • Accurate seed placement – The seven degree angle of the 457 mm disc offers a clean seed slot and minimum soil disturbance.

  • Ideal germination conditions – The smooth sided gauge wheel ensures precise seed placement with a semi pneumatic press wheel for optimum seed to soil contact. The following angled closing wheel neatly closes the seed slot.

  • Uniform depth control – With undulating field surfaces the “active” hydraulic down pressure system reliably delivers uniform pressure of up to 250 kg per seeding unit so that the openers follow field contours exactly.

  • Reliable working performance even with large amounts of residue.

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