Lemken Solitair 12
See also: Lemken Solitair 12
In order to plant crops, the Lemken Solitair 12 must be hitched behind a tractor. It has a drawbar (bolt) hitch, which can be attached to any tractor in the game.
Furthermore, before it can start sowing, the Lemken must be filled with seeds. This can be done at the Seed Pallets at your farm. Drive the Lemken up to the pallets, and hit the key to start filling. Filling will stop if you hit the key again, drive away from the pallets, or when the tank is full. The Lemken Solitair 12 can hold up to 5800 liters of seeds. The Lemken will not operate without seeds, unless using a Hired Worker (more on this below).
After attaching the Lemken Solitair 12 to a tractor, it must be towed to the field, lowered, and activated. Although the shop claims that this tractor requires 199 kW / 270 hp to operate, this is actually more of a suggestion. Any tractor in the game can activate the device. However, you may need a tractor with at least this much power to comfortably tow it once activated.
When activated and dragged across a field, The Lemken will sow the selected crop type on any valid patch of field it passes over. While working, the Lemken enforces a speed limit of 15 km/h.
The Lemken has a working width of 12.0 meters. Like all other Sowers, the Lemken Solitair 12 will only sow seeds when it passes over a patch of field that is cultivated but not currently sown, nor growing any kind of plant (including the plant that the Lemken is trying to sow). It will ignore "invalid" patches entirely. This ensures that the Lemken Solitair 12 does not waste seeds unnecessarily.
You may use a Hired Worker to operate the Lemken Solitair 12. If you choose to allow the Hired Worker to purchase seeds, he will do so in addition to the hourly wage. This option can be turned off and will force the worker to use the seed already in the Lemken. Hired Workers will rarely miss any part of the field while working. Note that Hired Workers will not refuse to work an already-sown field. They may end up going over the entire field, trying to find patches of cultivated, unsowed land.