Equipment/Technology, Europe, UK, Ireland

GRIMME UK taking to the road to showcase GL 420 Exacta potato planter

GRIMME UK is taking to the road next month to showcase its latest version of the GL 420 Exacta potato planter, which now offers four-row planting in 90cm row widths with true one-pass combination planting. 

The demonstration roadshow or “#RowShow2022” will start in the south of England and work its way north over the coming months, giving as many growers as possible the chance to see the new cup planter in operation.

Like the previous two, four, six and eight-row cup planter options, the GRIMME GL 420 Exacta offers accurate tuber placement with variable rate control, allowing the machine to cover the ground quickly. 

The planter includes the latest GRIMME i-Systems technology, including Clever Planting, that calculates the optimum planting space to maximise the yield and Section Control, which automatically turns off the planting elements in the headlands and tram-lines to help save seed, time and money.

The GL 420 Exacta combination planter also includes integrated soil cultivation thanks to the GR 360 hook tine tiller. In-furrow chemical treatments are also possible as GRIMME has included dedicated liquid and granular applicators for tuber dressing and soil treatment.

“With everything that is going on at the moment, crop establishment costs and soil conservation are increasingly important for UK potato growers. By offering four-row combination planting, the GL 420 Exacta lowers these costs as it requires fewer passes to establish the crop, and thanks to its compact design, it is easy and quick to manoeuver,” says Tom Goose, Sales Manager at GRIMME UK.

“We are really looking forward to touring the country and showing the GL 420 Exacta to growers. It’s been a long time since we have been able to organise events such as this, so we expect the #RowShow2022 to be incredibly popular, and it will be great to show growers the unique capabilities of our latest planter.” 

Growers wanting to see a demonstration in their area should contact their local GRIMME UK dealer for details. Further information about the GL 420 Exacta can be found online at

Photo: GL 420 Exacta potato planter

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