Checchi & Magli also offer plastic mulch layer machines, which can be run in unison with the transplanter, saving time and increasing efficiency.

Checchi & Magli Transplanters

Baby Compact Transplanter


The Baby Compact is a semi-automatic seedling transplanter for square and pyramid-shaped cells, and plants up to 6 cm in diameter, typically used for the planting of Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Lettuce, Silver beet, Leeks, Tomato, Celery, Cucumber, Zucchini, Pumpkin and all varieties of lettuce.

Trium Transplanter Photograph for illustration purposes - standard specifications may not match those shown.

The transplanter is a modular design.  Each transplanter unit is mounted on a tool bar.  The transplanter machine is configured for planting 3 or4 rows by mounting the desired number of transplanter modules onto a suitably sized tool bar with the module positioned at the desired inter-row spacing.  The tool bar incorporates a driveline which is powered by ground-engaging wheels which ensure the transplanter operation is synchronised with ground travel.  The inter-plant distance is set by the selected gear setting in the driveline mechanism.

FEATURES OF THE CHECCHI & MAGLI BABY COMPACT TRANSPLANTER

DISTRIBUTOR

The operator is seated above each transplanter module within easy reach of the seedling trays.  The operator places seedlings into the distributor cups which provides a buffer of plants feeding the planting mechanism.

Distributor
  • Large 8 cup distributor with flat bottom opening cup for reduced noise and reduced wear.
  • 3000/4500 plants/hr per row.

DRIVELINE

The ground-engaged wheel provides the driving mechanism for the transplanter system ensuring each planting action is accurately synchronised with the ground travel along the planting beds.
Drive Wheel
  • Ground wheels carry the weight of the machine and drive the planting operation.
Clutch
Hex Drive Shaft
  • Overload safety clutch on driveline protects the entire machine and the planting mechanism if plants or cell material block the machine.
  • Once the blockage has been cleared the safety clutch auto-resets to restart the operation.
  • Heavy duty 22mmHex Drive Shaft across machine.

PLANTING UNIT

The planting unit is mounted on the tool bar with a parallelogram which provides a tension to counter-balance the weight of the planter, reducing ground pressure, which enables the planter to consistently float along the plant bed. The front press wheel firms the planting zone before the ploughshare creates the furrow into which the seedling is planted.

The gentle floating of the planter on the soil ensures accurate and consistent planting depth. The plant is dropped from the distributor into the planting ploughshare. The plant is held vertical in the ploughshare between a front curtain and the kicker. The planting mechanism is synchronised with the ground travel to accurately maintain the pre-set inter-plant spacing and the timing of the raising of the curtain and the pushing of the seedling by the kicker into the furrow in a smooth coordinated action. The trailing packing wheels then press the soil around the seedling.

Parrallelogram
  • Transplant units float independently on a high range Parallelogram to follow ground contour.
  • The tension is adjustable to counter balance the planter and operator.
Skid
  • Skid - which assists the planter to float over very soft or dry soil types
Swing Shoe
  • Swing down ploughshare for easy cleaning of soil build up from the seedling cells.
Kicker
  • The plant is held in upright until it is pushed into the furrow.
  • Plant is pushed into the furrow in a smooth action with the raising of the curtain and swing of the kicker.
Adjustable wheel
  • 3 way adjustment on the trailing packing wheels for all soil conditions
  • The packing wheels maintain accurate planting depth
Rubber Wheels
  • Alternative Rubber packing wheels for wet, sticky soil.

APPLICATIONS

applications
  • Suitable for plants with very developed leaves
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Silver beet
  • Leeks
  • Tomato
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
Diagram
  • Adjustable from 28cm-45cm
    Between the rows
  • 14 – 50 cm between the plants
    (10-82 cm optional)
Adjustable Seats
  • Operators seat is fully adjustable for maximum comfort and can be positioned either on the tranpslant unit (facing the tractor) or on its frame (with the operator's back to the tractor)

OPTIONS

Front Press Wheel
  • Adjustable Front Press Wheel.
  • Optional disc Kit for High Trash - is shown between front press wheel and ploughshare.
  • Optional clod seperator can be fitted before the ploughshare.
Shoe Sizes
  • Different width Ploughshares are available to suit the seedling cell size.
Shelf

  • 2 and 6 Shelf Tray holders.
Fertliser
  • Fertiliser Device for Easy Fertiliser Application.
Watering attachement
  • Irrigation Drip Tape Layer.
Clod Seperator
  • Clod Separator for Heavy Clay Soils - pushes clods aside so they are not dragged down by the ploughshare.

SPECIFICATIONS

BABY COMPACT 3 ROW
BABY COMPACT 4 ROW
LENGTH
240
240
WIDTH
200
200
MIN HP
30
40
WEIGHT
675
790

BROCHURE

Click this link to download a brochure. Please note that Australian specifications may vary to those shown on the manufacturer's brochure and website. Follow this link to the manufacturer's website (Checchi and Magli)

Disclaimer: Specifications and features described on the website are subject to change without notice. All care has been taken to present accurate information, however, the company is not liable for unintended errors or omissions.