Precise Seed Placement - the 5700 had the shallowest frame depth in the industry and could, therefore, provide the highest precision in seed placement.
Excellent Residue Clearance - although the 5700 had the shallowest frame design in the industry, the unique 5-row frame depth provides for maximum residue passage. The minimum between any two shanks is 28".
The Upmost in Dependability - The 5700's heavy-duty construction, from the frame to the axles and packers, is built to stand the test of time. The trip assemblies have been proven totally reliable over hundreds of millions of acres.
Outstanding Land Following Capabilities - The front caster wheels are positioned inside the hoe drill frame with the packers mounted tightly behind the rear trips to provide you with a very shallow wheel-to-packer depth for outstanding contour following capabilities and precise seed placement.
The Most Reliable Trip Assembly - The trip assemblies have been proven totally reliable over hundreds of millions of acres. The pivot is Nylatron® equipped for greaseless operation.
Packers Built to Last - The packing is supplied via heavy duty 21-3/8 (54.3 cm) diameter steel packers. The packer wheels are constructed using 11 gauge high strength steel, doubled up on the packing face for extra strength and excellent wear resistance.
Turn on a Dime - A pole style hitch is standard equipment and allows for sharp turns without the worry of the tractor tire striking the hitch.
Self Leveling Air Seeder Hitch - The 5700 features a unique self leveling hitch for towing the air seeder behind the drill's mainframe. This feature helps to prevent the seeder from pulling up or down on the drill and adversely affecting seeding depth.
The Most Precise Seed Placement - Bourgault uses slave cylinder hydraulics to provide the most precise seed placement in the industry. This also eliminates the depth variation problems that linkage type systems readily experience once a little wear occurs.
Packer Gangs Walk Easily over Obstacles - Bourgault's heavy duty packer wheels are mounted on walking gangs to allow the packers to clear obstacles with ease.
Eliminate the Need for Costly Opener Systems - Bourgault's "Quick Change" or bolt-on hoe openers have proven outstanding for cost effective direct seeding. The opener provides a 2 inch spread so relatively high rates of nitrogen can still be placed with cereals. (The exact amount will vary with soil type, moisture content and fertilizer type.)
Dual Wheels For a Smoother Ride - Dual wheels are standard on the main frame casters and rear transport standards for a smooth ride, even on rougher country roads.
Depth Easily Adjusted - Depth is easily adjusted using Bourgault's unique "Quick Change" depth control adjustment system.