Precision Vegetable Seeder
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Wizard Multi-row Ultra-Precision Vacuum Seeder for Vegetables

For those looking for the ULTIMATE in precision seeding: Look no further. The Italian-made Wizard brand seeders are virtually 100% accurate, and will handle ANY seed size when equipped with the appropriate seed plate.

The engineer who started this company used to work for “Mater-Macc®”, which is an Italian company widely recognized for high-accuracy vacuum seeders for large 4-wheel tractors. This fellow decided to offer the same technology to smaller-scale growers by offering more affordable units to fit smaller 4-wheel tractors and walk-behind tractors. Even better: He made improvements to the old “Mater-Macc®” design, allowing for easier changing of seed plates and chain sprocket ratios.

The seed-singulation mechanism employs a rotating stainless-steel disc (easily changeable according to seed size desired) that has vacuum applied to one side to “suck” the seeds into the holes in the plate, guaranteeing that only one seed at a time is picked up. The vacuum is then cut off when the plate rotates enough that the seed is over the “drop” tube, and the seed falls down through the adjustable-depth “shoe” to be planted. Seed spacing is controlled by both hole spacing in the plates, and easily-changeable sprockets on the chain-drive. The potential seed-spacing range is HUGE… three-quarters of an inch at the least, and up to 44 inches at the greatest…and just about anywhere in-between. The seed hoppers can also be removed quickly for dumping out excess seed at the end of a planting.

Wizard actually offers about 40 different seed-plates for different seed types / spacings. BUT, we did the calculations and found that when taking into account drive-sprocket adjustments and seed size-vs.-average spacing, you can plant a wide variety of seeds and achieve a good range of spacings with relatively few plates. (It helps that with a vacuum-seeder, the seed sizes do not have to be matched perfectly to the hole size in the plates for good seed singulation, like they do on most seeders…the vacuum just sucks the seed up against the holes, so as long as the hole is SMALLER than the seed so the seed doesn’t get sucked through [and the hole is big enough to allow sufficient airflow to pick up the weight of the seed], it WORKS.) Seeders are priced without any seed plates; you choose which ones you want based on your applications. (Plates priced below.)

Available in One-row, Two-row, or Three-row configurations. On multi-row setups, row spacing is quickly adjustable on the mounting bar; minimum row spacing is 10 inches…PLUS, there are “splitter” kits available to convert each seeder-unit to 2 or 3 rows for denser plantings (see below). Also, systems are “expandable” (for example, if you purchase a 1-row unit and want to convert it to a 2-row later, you can purchase the needed parts to do this) or “shrinkable” (for example, if you purchased a 3-row setup but want to remove 2 of the seeder-units to just plant one row, you can quickly take them off the frame). The operator can either walk in-between rows (as shown in these pictures) or offset tractor handlebars to one side and walk next to the seeders.

These seeders are expensive, but the time and money they can save you in seed savings AND not having to “thin” crops make them worth considering for established vegetable farms.

NOTE: We can special-order Wizard seeders to fit 3-point-hitch (for 4-wheel tractors), OR as self-propelled, dedicated seeders…call for pricing and lead time!

Click here for a short (very basic) factory-produced video


Standard Features of all Wizard seeders:

  • 5 Liter seed hopper
  • “Kit” for small seeds
  • Closing wheel
  • Adjustable shoe-type opener
  • Row marker
  • Soil leveler wheel

PRICES:


Wizard 1-row Ultra-Precision Vacuum seeder for vegetables

  • Fits BCS or Grillo 8hp and up (PTO adapter required to fit Grillo)
  • Priced WITHOUT and seed plates (see below for plate types & prices)
  • Item WIZ-C10: MSRP: $2495 $2100

Wizard 2-row Ultra-Precision Vacuum seeder for vegetables

  • Fits BCS or Grillo 9hp and up (PTO adapter required to fit Grillo)
  • Standard row spacing: Minimum 10”, Maximum 30” (adjustable)
  • Priced WITHOUT and seed plates (see below for plate types & prices)
  • Item WIZ-C20: MSRP: $3895 $3250

Wizard 3-row Ultra-Precision Vacuum seeder for vegetables

  • Fits BCS or Grillo 10hp and up (PTO adapter required to fit Grillo)
  • Standard row spacing: Minimum 10”, Maximum 18” (adjustable) (greater row spacing possible by removing center seeder-unit)
  • Priced WITHOUT and seed plates (see below for plate types & prices)
  • Item WIZ-C30: MSRP: $5495 $4400

Seed Plates (priced “each”)

CLICK HERE for a seed size chart (NOTE: Spacing distances in RH column shown in CM…divide figures by 2.54 to get inches)

  • WIZ 00445: Seed Disc with 4 - 4.5mm diameter holes $45 $40
  • WIZ 00455: Seed Disc with 4 - 5.5mm diameter holes $45 $40
  • WIZ 01808: Seed Disc with 18 - 0.8mm diameter holes $57 $50
  • WIZ 01810: Seed Disc with 18 - 1mm diameter holes $57 $50
  • WIZ 01820: Seed Disc with 18 - 2mm diameter holes $57 $50
  • WIZ 01825: Seed Disc with 18 - 2.5mm diameter holes $45 $40
  • WIZ 01845: Seed Disc with 18 - 4.5mm diameter holes $45 $40
  • WIZ 03608: Seed Disc with 36 - 0.8mm diameter holes $57 $50
  • WIZ 03615: Seed Disc with 36 - 1.5mm diameter holes $57 $50
  • NOTE: More seed disc options are available by request…the ones listed above are the sizes we typically stock.

“Splitter” Kits for dense plantings (Priced “each”…that is, one required for each row-unit)

  • WIZ 100-00-VVV-00025: 2-row kit (splits one row-unit into 2 rows 3.5” apart) Installed at Factory (must be special-ordered in advance) $300 $270 Installed at dealer or by customer: 450 $390
  • WIZ 100-00-VVV-00036: 3-row kit (splits one row-unit into 3 rows 1.75” apart) Installed at Factory (must be special-ordered in advance) $335 $300 Installed at dealer or by customer: $490 $420
  • When using Splitter kits, seeder must be equipped with “Flat” closing wheel on rear:
  • WIZ 100-00-VVV-00004 Flat closing wheel kit: $80 $65 (NOTE: if the seeder you are buying is ordered from the factory with flat wheel on it, it is only a $25 upcharge rather than this $65 kit)