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Planting technology - Cup planter | GL 860

8-row, hopper with a capacity up to 8.5 tons, for larger acreage's.

The 8-row trailed potato planter GRIMME GL 860 for a high acreage performance. 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. 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. 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. The weight of the machine is carried on up to 8 wheels (option) to reduce the ground compaction.

Optimal growth

Barrel system for liquid tuber dressing and furrow treatment as well as a fertilizer spreader for under-root fertilisation.

Ridge shaping on light soils

For an improved water absorption on light soils, cage rollers can be used in combination with spring-loaded ridging bodies.

Minimising soil pressure

To distribute the weight of the potato planter with full hopper to as many wheels as possible, the machine can be equipped with a chassis of 8 wheels.

Direct bunker filling from the trailer

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

High degree of agility and manoeuvrability

Long drawbar allows close turning manoeuvres.

Road transport

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


  • The powerful planting element enables a simple adaption to the tuber size and ensures therefore an exact spacing.
  • 4 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.
  • Adjustment of tuber spacing and fertiliser output, simply done at the side of the machine.
  • The deep lowering (option) of the tipping hopper enables direct filling from the trailer.
  • A shaping board can be used for building ridges with specific characteristics from loose to firm soil with a smooth surface.
  • 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 8 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
  • Chassis with pivot axle and 4 wheels
  • Wheels 12.5/80 - 18 AS
  • Tipping hopper flat capacity 6000 kg (at RW 75 cm)

Technical data

GL 860

Length without shaping board without / with front frame 4980 / 5720 mm
Length with shaping board without / with front frame 6020 / 6760 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 6200 mm
Width at row width 90 cm 7500 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 4200 kg
Working width  
Row width 75 - 91,4 cm
Row width 30 / 32 / 34 / 36 "
Number of rows 8
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.) 80 kW
With shaping board (min.) 125 kW
Oil flow 34 l/min
Required control valves (single acting) 2
Required control valves (double acting) 1

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