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Planting technology - Cup planter | GL 660

6 rows, with a hopper capacity of up to 7 t, versatile and powerful

The GL 660 is a 6-row cup planter which can be used to cover large areas. Beside the traditional planting it is also possible to plant into separated beds with the GL 660. The GRIMME professional planting element is the right choice for a very precise and even planting distance. Different setting options of the machine together with good calibrated seed enable a high planting speed. The machine design with large covering discs in front of running wheels enables easy pulling of the machine, pre-shapes the ridge and avoids soil compaction of loose soil by the running wheels. Using a combination of under-root fertilisation, ridge shaping , as well as the application of liquid seed dressing and furrow treatment agent, the efficiency can be significantly increased.

Bed planters

For cultivation of potatoes in beds.

Well formed ridges

Shaping board for building ridges with specific characteristics from loose to firm soil with a smooth surface

Direct bunker filling from the trailer

With the deep hopper it is possible to fill the machine directly from the trailer.

Road transport

An end-tow kit is available for a safe transport on the road.


  • The GL 660 available for traditional planting in ridges and also planting into separated beds.
  • The powerful planting element enables a simple adaption to the tuber size and ensures therefore an exact spacing.
  • Less seed potatoes required with the automatic single row deactivation of the planting elements with Section Control.
  • Tuber spacing adjustment from the drivers' cab via the hydraulic single row drive.
  • Clever Planting: Increased share of marketable crop due to a improved, homogeneous growth and tuber size in the rows next to the spraying tracks. This is achieved by an infinitely adjustable, reduced tuber spacing and the resulting change in competition for light and nutrients along the spraying tracks.
  • Four large wheels enable a high loading capacity with good traction also on light soil.
  • Well positioned wheels and the optionally steering axle support good manoeuvrability of the machine on headlands.
  • Quick and easy adjustment of the planting distances and fertiliser quantity. This can be done mechanically on the side of the machine or optionally from the drivers cab.
  • The deep lowering (option) of the tipping hopper enables direct filling from the trailer.
  • Uniform growing through constant soil covering of the tubers via hydraulic depth control of the furrow opener and automatic shaping board steering. The planting depth can easily be controlled and adjusted from the cab.
  • A shaping board can be used for building ridges with specific characteristics from loose to firm soil with a smooth surface. There are several versions for ridge shaping bodies available for a perfect adaptation to different soil conditions, ridge shapes and ridge volumes.
  • For an improved water absorption on light soils, cage rollers can be used in combination with spring-loaded ridging bodies. The cage rollers provide a light, airy ridge with an open-pored surface.
  • The approved GRIMME tank system ensures even application of the tuber with liquid chemicals and offers the driver many comfort functions.
  • Efficient and resource-saving use of fertiliser through application directly when planting with the GRIMME fertiliser box.
  • Simultaneous application of liquid chemicals and granulates for an optimal start of the vegetation.

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You'll find all the information about the standard features of the machine here.


  • Potato planter with 6 planting elements
  • Hydraulically operated lane marker, incl. sequence switch (hydraulic change-over valve)
  • Mechanical shaker, infinitely adjustable
  • Quick unlock to change planting belts
  • Planting belt with cups of choice
  • Fix stone furrow opener, spring loaded share via rubber buffers
  • Spring loaded covering discs
  • Row width 75 cm
  • Lift up drawbar
  • Long drawbar
  • Chassis with pivot axle and 4 wheels
  • Wheels 12.5/80 - 18 AS
  • Tipping hopper flat capacity 6000 kg (at RW 75 cm, small hopper)

Technical data

GL 660

Length without shaping board without / with front frame 4980 / 5720 mm
Length with shaping board without / with front frame 6260 / 7000 mm
Length with cage roller without / with front frame 5990 / 6730 mm
Length with spraying track lever without / with front frame 6660 / 7400 mm
Width at row width 75 cm 4800 mm
Width at row width 90 cm 6200 mm
Height 1980 mm
Filling height tipping hopper low 900 mm
Filling height tipping hopper flat 1980 mm
Overlapping length at the rear with shaping board 1040 mm
Overlapping length at the rear with cage roller 1010 mm
Overlapping length at the rear with spraying track lever 1440 mm
Empty weight with basic configuration 3800 kg
Working width  
Row width 75 - 91,4 cm
Row width 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 "
Number of rows 6
Tractor attachment  
Drawbar eye / low hitch x
Low hitch x
Low hitch ball bearing (K 80) x
Capacity tipping hopper, flat 6000 kg
Capacity tipping hopper, low 6000 kg
Wheels 12.5/80-18 AS
Tractor requirements  
Without shaping board (min.) 75 kW
With shaping board (min.) 110 kW
Oil flow 34 l/min
Required control valves (single acting) 2
Required control valves (double acting) 1

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