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News del 28/02/2019


MASCHIO GASPARDO WAS AWARDED WITH THE SIMA AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD IN PARIS AS "MACHINE OF THE YEAR 2019", THANKS TO THE PATENTED "HIGH SPEED PLANTING TECHNOLOGY” APPLIED TO THE PRECISION PLANTER CHRONO. 

GASPARDO's new technology, which takes advantage of a half century of experience in precision pneumatic planting, doubles the productivity. It increases the seeding precision and improves comfort thanks to the latest generation of electronic ISOBUS controls and the functional and cutting edge design; these are the most qualifying elements that have led the public of SIMA 2019 to vote CHRONO as "Machine of the Year 2019".

SIMA 2019 in Paris is one of the most important events worldwide regarding agricultural mechanization. MASCHIO GASPARDO presented the latest innovations in the sector of agricultural machinery, which includes the precision planter CHRONO that has competed in the prestigious award along with 54 other machines proposed by manufacturers from all over the world.

CHRONO is one of the most important innovations in precision planting. It is a machine capable of doubling productivity, guaranteeing to operate at 15 km/h - compared to the average speed of 8 km/h of the models on the market.

This precision planter is equipped with an all-new pneumatic system and electric driven seed dosing system. The vacuum system gently selects seeds, avoiding any double or missing seeds, and the unique pressurized variable airflow uniforms the trajectory and guarantees perfect seed-to-seed distance and depth control. It can perform in a wide range of conditions and it is suitable for any type of soil. The highly functional design, maximized performance and ease of use make this product unique within its category. It has been developed in collaboration with the Italian School of Design (SID).

"We are very proud to have received this important award that gives merit to the technological innovation of our Group,” commented Mirco Maschio, President of MASCHIO GASPARDO. “Precision farming is a very important development area for us because making agricultural processes more precise and efficient reduces costs and improves productivity, with positive effects not only for the economy, but also for the environment.”

Since the first presentation of CHRONO, MASCHIO GASPARDO has already received numerous awards: the SMAU 2017 Innovation Award in Padua, the Innovation Leaf 2018 at FIERAGRICOLA in Verona, the Gold Medal at the POLAGRA exhibition in Poland, Best Technical Innovation at FIMA 2018 in Zaragoza, and honorable mention among the technologies presented at EIMA 2018. These awards confirm the extreme innovation of this machine.

“Our GASPARDO R&D center has started to develop this unique and patented new technology, which is the result of 4 years of testing that began in the planting season of 2015. Farmers and contractors who have used these new machines have been able to appreciate the benefits in terms of productivity and the increase in yields per hectare thanks to the improved quality of seed placement compared to conventional machines." said Andrea Maschio, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of MASCHIO GASPARDO.