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FROM 73 kW (100 CV)

CHRONO is the best-in-class high speed planting technology capable of guaranteeing an excellent planting accuracy with all seed types and soil conditions, even in the most challenging situation. This new product enriches the already large offering of solutions offered by GASPARDO for precision planting and sets new standards for this crucial farming operation. The highest level of productivity matches the agronomic advantages of an extremely versatile planting unit. From conventional to minimum tillage and even No-Till, this planter can perform in a wide range of conditions, always ensuring the best accuracy of seed placement.


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Version ROWS DISTANCE (CM) Transport width (cm) Working width (cm) ROWS NUMBER
CHRONO 306 70 - 75 - 80 300 430 6
  • CHRONO seeding unit with Ø 355 mm disc coulter and Air Spring - Central adjustment of the load for the seeding units by air springs
  • Volumetric lobe compressor for CHRONO system
  • ISOTRONIC electric transmission
  • Seed hopper 60 l
  • 1”x14” “V” shaped rubber press wheels
  • Self-cleaning rubber seed press wheel
  • Aluminium distribution head cover
  • 1 seeding disc in plastic material for each unit (specify seed)
  • Three point hitch with floating 1st and 2nd points, cat. II
  • 7.50 - 15 support or transmission wheels
  • B1 1”3/8 Z6-Z6 PTO shaft (700 length)
  • Hydraulic row marker track on wheel (optional track in center)
  • Centralized SPEEDY SET adjustment for MINIMAX fertilizer dosers
  • Continuous expulsion air filter
  • Double disc coulter for fertilizer
  • Pneumatic fertilizer kit for external rows
  • High capacity iron fertilizer hopper: 1200 l.
  • Hopper window for fertilizer level control
  • 16 l capacity microgranulator hoppers (version with microgranulator)
  • Versions with fertilizer equipped with 1 fixed step each wheel
  • Versions with fertilizer and micro equipped with 1 fixed step each wheel
  • Tractor hydraulic distributors required: Min 3
  • Pair of V 1”-14” cast iron wheels
  • Pair of 400x115 depth spoke wheels
  • Trash wheels
  • 12V, 5 liters compressor 1
  • Row marker disc depth limiters
High speed distributor Open Close


High speed distributor

Inside the metering unit, behind the seed disc, a vacuum attracts and picks the seeds through the plate holes. Its set up depends on:


Diameter, weight and shape of the seed;

Number of holes on the seed disc.


Depending on the type of seed, it is possible to adjust the air flow. The flow of air will be less important for rapeseed to prevent the seed from bouncing in the furrow and vice versa, the air flow will be stronger for a corn seed. This independent compressed air circuit, with adjustable flow, allows the drill to adapt immediately to each crop.

CHRONO - Seed counter sensor Open Close


CHRONO - Seed counter sensor

The photocell at the exit of the metering unit checks the actual passage of the seed in the seed tube through the lighting of a led. It allows a real-time data collection regarding number of seeds, distance and precision. An audible alarm warns in case of problems in the system

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Brushless motor

Gaspardo ISOTRONIC electric planters are features as standard high quality brushless motors 12V. this technology allows a quick and easy management of each row unit using ISOBUS communication. Each motor is independent controlled by the control unit and allows single row shut-off in every moment.


Brushless motors benefits:

• No brushes and friction allows lifetime performance, no maintenance cost and machine downtime.

• Sealed motor, no problem with dust or water penetration during high pressure washing


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Maximized accuracy

The volumetric lobe compressor creates an adjustable airflow in the seed tube that transports seeds from the metering unit to the seeding furrow. Rebounds and slowdowns are avoided thanks to this constant airflow: two independent systems manage the vacuum of the metering unit for seed selection while the pressurized air flow transports the seeds through the delivery tube to the furrow.

The seeds are released by the distributor to the straight seed tube with zero friction, thanks to the 15° angle that features the metering unit. In the first section of the tube a vacuum sucks the seeds downwards; in the second part, instead, an airflow leads them effectively towards the furrow with an operating pressure of the system that can vary from 75 up to 400 mbar, totally independent from the vacuum circuit.

With CHRONO the seed spacing will be therefore perfectly uniform.

The regulation of the airflow depends on:

- Working speed;
- Planting depth;
- Size and shape of the seed.

CHRONO - Tilted metering unit with electric transmission Open Close


CHRONO - Tilted metering unit with electric transmission

The metering unit has been designed to reduce wearing of components and to guarantee the best reliability in every working condition.

A single electric motor drives the seed disc. The seeds are released by the 15°-angled distributor to the seed tube without any friction. The 5 tips selector guarantees one seed for hole. The integrated rotating gasket allows wearing reduction.

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The design

The CHRONO precision planting unit is the result of the cooperation between MASCHIO GASPARDO R&D and SID Italian School of Design. The cutting edge design ensures the best performanceease of use and ergonomic results for the operator.

The CHRONO design and name express dynamism, speed and precision. The remarkable and unique style offers a modern and innovative look. 

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CHRONO - Air spring

With AIR SPRING, the down pressure on the ground is given by a compressed air shock absorber with centralized regulation. The wide loading range guarantees versatility with both tilled and untilled soils. Maximum stability of the element working in uneven soil and high speed.


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