Onion Transplanter

Onions are one of the most widely eaten vegetables enjoyed worldwide, an essential element in all cuisines. It is not just used to add flavour, but sometimes also as an actual dish. In terms of cultivation, this vegetable does not mind cold weather, although it likes sunny areas and is particularly fragile when there are wide temperature ranges. For sowing, replanting and ripening, onions require special care in terms of the distance between each plant and depth, as well as adequately prepared soil. In this regard, thriving plants can be obtained only by using suitable machines, without incurring in damage that might be permanent. The onion transplanters designed by Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche have been created precisely with the intent of maximising efficiency when replanting onions.

These vegetables are defined as bulb vegetables. It is difficult to establish a period when to plant them, as there are different varieties with different schedules and needs. However, in general they are replanted when the plant reaches a height between 10 cm (4”) and 20 cm (8”), which usually happens 3 months after sowing, when the first leaves appear. During the replanting stage, it is essential to pay special attention to the distance between the plants and their depth. As for the former aspect, one can see the importance of replanting the plants at about 8 cm (3”) from each other. Moreover, between each row there should be at least 15 cm (6”) to ensure the roots can grow freely. As for depth, it is always best to maintain a depth not exceeding 5 cm (2”). However, these measurements may differ depending on the varieties and types of soil where they are cultivated. The onion transplanters designed by Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche are specifically designed to guarantee maximum precision during replanting, creating regular distances and guaranteeing an even working depth, with the aim of allowing the plant to grow faster and thrive.

The onion transplanters by Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche are available both in the automatic and semi-automatic version to meet the requirements of all operators. The former include the FUTURA and FUTURA TWIN models, both designed to transplant plants in pockets located in seed trays. In these cases, the machines automatically extract the pockets through the ejectors. Mobile grippers then take the plants and autonomously plant them in the ground. The operator only needs to feed the panels in the loading guides.

Ferrari semi-automatic onion transplanters include the FMAX, MULTIPLA, FX and FPP EVO models and are the perfect combination of manual work, automated equipment and innovation. 

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FUTURA AUTOMATED Transplanter
 

FUTURA AUTOMATED Transplanter

The FERRARI FUTURA is a fully automated transplanter that can work with vegetables stored in trays of different sizes and materials (hard plastic, foam, disposable). The machine works by itself (only one operator is...

 
FUTURA TWIN AUTOMATED...
 

FUTURA TWIN AUTOMATED Transplanter

The FERRARI FUTURA TWIN is a fully automated transplanter that can work with vegetables stored in trays of different sizes and materials (hard plastic, foam, disposable). The machine works by itself (only one...

 
FMAX Transplanter
 

FMAX Transplanter

The FERRARI transplanter model F-MAX is suitable for planting a wide variety of vegetables: tomatoes, cabbages, broccoli, peppers, celery, tobacco and many others. This carousel machine can be fed with plugs of...

 
MULTIPLA Transplanter
 

MULTIPLA Transplanter

The FERRARI MULTIPLA transplanter is a carousel machine suitable for planting vegetables in plugs of different shapes (pyramid, cylinder, cone, ...). This machine is suitable for a large variety of vegetables:...

 
FPP Evolution Short Chain
 

FPP Evolution Short Chain

The FERRARI FPP Evolution Short Chain transplanter is suitable for planting a wide variety of vegetables from onions, sweet potatos, leeks, cabbages, tobacco and many others. FPP Evolution Short Chain transplanter...

 
FPP Evolution Long Chain
 

FPP Evolution Long Chain

The FERRARI FPS transplanter is suitable for planting a wide variety of vegetables from onions, sweet potatos, leeks, cabbages, tobacco and many others. FPS transplanter can work either with bare root plants or...

 
FPA EVOLUTION Transplanter
 

FPA EVOLUTION Transplanter

The FERRARI FPA EVOLUTION is suitable for planting seedlings both in plugs and square blocks (max diameter 7 cm). The main advantage of this transplanter is that it can transplant on plastic, paper film and bare...

 
FPA FLASH Layer and...
 

FPA FLASH Layer and Transplanter

FPA FLASH is a mechanical transplanter that can lay the plastic film, in either polyethylene or biodegradable, fix it to the ground and transplant plugs with conical and cylindrical shape (max 7 cm in diameter). This...