The unique positive displacement metering system used in Microband granular applicators allow granules of different sizes and densities to be precisely and economically applied over a wide range of application rates.  The universal system has been adapted to apply granular products on most types of planter, seeder and cultivator on crops ranging from potatoes to sugar beet.

The Microband applicator system uses single or multiples of our hopper assemblies to create applicators usually between 2 and 12 outlets. Microband uses gravity rather than a pneumatic fan to deliver the granules to their intended location. This reduces complexity and therefore cost, but also allows products to be applied where the air flow of a fan would cause problems, such as on a precision seed drill. View Brochure


Applicators are available with single or multiples of 35, 70, 100 or 150L hoppers. These hoppers are weather sealed and translucent, allowing hopper contents to be monitored quickly and easily. Closed transfer receivers are fitted to the hoppers lid, minimising operator exposure to chemical. Microband applicators can be fitted to wide range of implements and can apply multiple different products.


  • Granular Nematicides
  • Avadex
  • Slug Pellets
  • Small Seeds
  • Microgranular Fertilisers

Can be mounted to:

  • Potato planters
  • Rotavators
  • Bedtillers
  • Drills
  • Precision drills
  • Cultivators

Technical information

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Horstine Microband
Hopper Sizes35, 70, 100, 150L and Transfer Hoppers (multiples of)
MountingImplement or 3 Point Linkage Mounted
MeteringHorstine Individual Metering
Product DeliveryGravity Fed
Rate Control (Standard)Landwheel Drive
Rate Control (Optional)Horstine Wizard Auto Rate Control
Speed SensorISO Speed Cable, GPS or Radar
BoomsSingle bed
Distribution OutletsBroadcast & Banding Options

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