TTA Introduces New Transplanter Suited for Smaller Growers

TTA PackPlanter STTA has released a small-sized transplanter that is the youngest member of its PackPlanter family. With its 16 grippers, the PackPlanter S has a capacity of 10,000 to 20,000 plugs per hour in the smallest possible frame. With its small size and lower price, the PackPlanter S is especially suited for small-scale growers who may have trouble justifying the purpose of a larger transplanter.

“In the U.S., we see that smaller growers experience difficulties recruiting seasonal workers for the transplanting work, and as a result, they wish to automate the process,” says Steve Biles, General Manager of TTA USA. “Until TTA launched the PackPlanter S, these growers had to either compromise on transplanting quality or consider investing in large and expensive transplanters that exceeded their production needs. With the PackPlanter S, a better option has become available to them.”

One grower that is using the PackPlanter S is Parker Wilson Farms in Pottsboro, TX. This farm is split between two smaller fields remotely located from each other. The distance between the two locations ruled out the purchase of a single, larger transplanter. Now, one of two branches is accommodated with a PackPlanter S, and plans to purchase another PackPlanter for the second branch have already been discussed.

The PackPlanter S can transplant into trays, packs, and pots in shuttle trays. It offers an easy-to-use interface with built-in self-diagnosis. TTA USA is currently working to ensure availability of the PackPlanter S to other markets as of October 2017.

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