The name says it all, planting machines are used to plant plants. However, it is not as simple as it sounds; every crop is planted in its own way. Think, for example, of flower bulbs, cuttings, shoots or small plants. Fortunately, there is a planting machine for almost every type of plant.
Do you have a tree nursery, for example? Or do you grow crops that need to be planted? Then you may well need a new planting machine on a regular basis. After all, each type of crop requires a different machine. Especially if you are just starting out or changing crops.
Unfortunately, buying a new planting machine can be so expensive that you might prefer to postpone the purchase or not do it at all. This is a shame, as this may cause you to miss opportunities and potentially inhibit the growth of your business. Fortunately, there is something you can do about this; switch to used planting machines. Used planting machines can often last for years to come, but at a fraction of the new price. In this blog, you can read more about whether second-hand and which used planting machines are right for you.
How do I find the right planting machine for me?
Of course, buying a new planting machine starts with the question; what do I actually need? As mentioned, there are many types of planting machines, each with its own specifications. After all, some plants are planted as cuttings, others as bulbs. So which planting machine suits you depends on what you grow. Fortunately, there are many planting machines that can plant several types of crops, as long as the shape is somewhat the same. For example, a carousel planting machine for lettuce can also plant small other plants.
Once the type of crop has been determined, it is important to determine what the space between individual plants should be. Both in the row and between rows. Many planting machines do have the ability to adjust this a little, but by and large, basic adjustments should suit your crop.
Of course, you may well not know exactly what you are looking for, or which planting machine is most suitable for you. In this case, it is best to visit a local dealer who can think with you and advise you.
Planting machines for tree nurseries
Besides arable farmers, planting machines are also very important for horticulturalists such as tree nurseries. This often involves multi-row planting machines with which the tree grower can plant his trees or other perennials in two to sometimes nine rows simultaneously. Just like planting machines for arable farming, these planting machines come in many different shapes and sizes.
Popular machines for tree nurseries are Basrijs planting machines and Verhoest planting machines. These brands are therefore widely available second-hand and this is good news! Thanks to the years of experience of these machine builders, the machines are extremely reliable, so they can often still be used for a long time even as second owners.
Buying a second-hand planting machine
Second-hand machines are in demand. Consequently, there are more and more companies that buy used machines and sell them again. There are also many marketplaces that bring supply and demand together. One disadvantage of these marketplaces is that there is no intermediary party who bears responsibility for the machines. Marketplaces have often merely created a platform on which the machines can be offered. It is therefore important that if you want to buy a planting machine for horticulture, for example, here, that you inspect the machine extensively yourself first.
Another option is to buy a second-hand planting machine from a dealer who first buys the machines himself, tests and repairs them where necessary. This way, you are more certain of your purchase. The dealer can also advise you extensively on which machine suits you best.
Duijndam Machines is one of these companies. Duijndam Machines has been buying and selling used agricultural machinery for over 40 years. So if you are looking for a second-hand planting machine for horticulture, for example, you should definitely take a look at the website of this experienced party.
The most sold planting machines at Duijndam Machines
As already mentioned, there is a big difference between different planting machines to fit the crop to be planted. One of the most sold planting machines is the carousel planting machine. This planting machine works on the basis of a carousel from where workers can grab the vegetables, which the machine then plants in the soil. For example, this machine is used for lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and celery.
Another commonly sold planting machine is the beds planting machine. This planting machine does not plant the crop in the ground, but in pre-made beds. These are often crops that need to be higher than the soil because of cold weather, for example. Vegetables that the beds planting machine can plant include asparagus, sweet potatoes, fennel and spring onion.
Curious whether Duijndam Machines has the machine you are looking for? Then take a look at the page for second hand planting machines to see what is currently on offer.