Cover Crop Seeders


Cover crop seeding is a popular and effective way to increase soil health, suppress weed growth, reduce soil erosion, reduce fertilizer costs and protect water supplies. Maximizing these benefits requires choosing the right method of cover crop seeding and the right equipment for the job.

Hiniker has the right cover crop seeding equipment systems for both broadcast and interseeding applications.

Growers with shorter growing seasons, in cooler climates, may choose the “interseeding” method. Hiniker offers 3-point-mounted, folding toolbars up to 40 feet in length (16 row 30 inches or 24 row 20 inches), along with toolbar-to-hopper mounting packages. These interseeding configurations allow for the precise placement of cover crops into standing corn crops in spring or early summer.

The Hiniker double disc openers feature 16-inch diameter discs, 12-inch diameter press wheels and easy adjustment of both seed depth and down pressure settings. Row units feature a generous 30 inches of under frame crop clearance and can be mounted in spacing as narrow as 7.5 inches. Row units can be mounted to existing toolbars from 4- through 7-inch sizes.

Dual mounting tubes enables double-disc opener mounting without hitch or hinge-point interference.
Optional adjustable tool bar gauge wheels. Available with 20.5 or 760x15 tires.
3 pt. mounted folding toolbars are available in sizes up to 40'. Dual tube design allows row unit placement without hitch or hinge-point interference.
Double disc openers feature 16" double discs, 1" diameter seed tubes and 12" diameter press wheels. Adjustability includes: easy setting of seed depth, down force and soil deflector positioning.
Designed for precise seed placement with minimal soil disturbance. Openers may be spaced as close as 7.5".


Hiniker offers two different hopper sizes and multiple machine configurations for traditional broadcast seeding as well as exclusive Hiniker interseeding options. These cover crop seeding systems are designed to fit different applications in different geographical areas. Available in 30- and 55-cu. ft. sizes, hoppers and metering systems are constructed of corrosion resistant #201 and #304 stainless steel for maximum durability and reliability.

30-cu. ft. hoppers are equipped with 24 seed meters, while 55-cu. ft. sizes have 36 meters. Metering systems are available with variable rate hydraulic drive or 12 volt variable rate electric drive.

A variety of options including 30- and 55-cubic-ft. stainless steel hoppers are available for cover crop seeding.

Calibration Hopper

Hand held, hand operated hopper/metering assembly. Quick and easy way to provide calibration information required to program metering controllers. Includes both black and gray metering wheels to cover most popular seed types.

Cover crop hopper and seed deflectors mounted on a piece of tillage equipment.


For traditional broadcast or solid-seeding applications. One-inch seed deflectors with universal mounting hardware can adapt to many types of implements and are capable of full coverage on 12- to 30-inch spacing.


Hopper systems and universal mounting packages are available to adapt to many types of tillage equipment, including vertical tillage machines, for effective broadcast cover crop seeding. Mounting a hopper and metering system to your new or existing vertical tillage machine makes an efficient, effective high-speed cover crop seeder.

One-inch seed deflectors with universal mounting hardware can adapt to many types of implements and are capable of full coverage on 12- to 30-inch spacing.
Many different “seed cocktails” for solid seeding (broadcast) are available from a variety of seed sources.
Hopper and metering systems are available with mounting kits for use on various types of popular tillage equipment.
(Optional) Digi-Star EZ 400 console with weigh bars, "universal type" mounting hardware and wiring harness. Keep track of application rates and product remaining in hopper.
Units include either 24 (30 cu. ft.) or 36 (55 cu. ft.) stainless steel seed meters.
Optional Dual Clutch Kit – Includes 2 electric clutches with hardware. Use clutch kit to shut-off ½ of metering system individually. (Requires electric metering drive system).
Metering drive choices include variable rate hydraulic or variable rate 12-volt electric (shown). Electric drive available with Hiniker Rate Controller and GPS Speed Sensor.


Universal Hopper Mounting Package

For mounting to various tillage machines.

Universal Seed Deflector Mounting Kit

Includes 1½” steel tubing and universal mounting components to attach seed deflectors to harrow/rolling basket arms on many vertical tillage machines. Cover up to 30-foot machine. Adjustable to accommodate angle variations.

Provides universal adjustable mounting of seed deflectors to rolling basket/harrow arms etc. on tillage implements. Kit covers up to 32′ wide machines.

Riser Kit

Adds 16″ of clearance to universal mounting package if required for extra clearance.


Harrow attachment for use on existing Hiniker model 6000 or Cultipro cultivators, adjustable seed diffuser included.