Bourgault Farm 3330/35-86

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Choose from 3330SE™ or 3335QDA™
Shortly after its debut on the market, the ParaLink Hoe Drill™ became renowned for its exceptional design and strength. The 3rd generation ParaLink Hoe Drills™ have evolved into two distinct series:

  • the 3330 Standard Edition which is offered on a solid frame platform; and,
  • the 3335 Quick Depth Adjust that incorporates the quick depth adjust frame.


Bourgault offers three different seed opener options:

  • ParaLink Xtreme™ (PLX™) Opener;
  • ParaLink Single™ (PLS™) Opener - 3335QDA™ only;
  • ParaLink Dual Shank™ (PLDS™) Opener.


Despite the distinct characteristics of each design, all three options incorporate the proven parallel link design to maintain consistent opener presentation to the soil during the seeding operation.

Bourgault PHD™ seed drills allow you to choose the opener and packer wheel combination that will work best for your conditions and farming techniques.



PackMaster™ & LiftMaster™
Two Drill Control features that improve both efficiency and field finish are the PackMaster™ option and the LiftMaster™ feature:

  • The PackMaster™ option provides automatic packing pressure adjustment as soil conditions change, providing more uniform results and even germination.
  • LiftMaster™ is a standard feature that allows the Operator to set the drill to automatically lift the openers at the field headlands.


Drill Control features are supported by the X35 Apollo System.

AccuSet™2 On-The-Go Seed Depth Adjustment
The hydraulic frame adjust 3335QDA PHD™ Series is available with the ground-breaking AccuSet™2 on-the-go seed depth adjustment option.

With ever-changing moisture conditions from field-to-field, and even within the same field, you now have the ability to "bump" your seeding depth accurately, from the seat of the tractor, allowing you to reach the moisture with ease.

Expand Your Seeding Window
The HF™ option allows you to get into the field sooner, providing your crop with an early start. In addition, HF™ provides you with confidence when traversing challenging or restrictive terrain such as soft and narrow roads.

Optimal Seed-To-Fertilizer Placement
Series III Mid Row Banders® Fertilizer Applicators achieve the best possible returns by placing your nitrogen fertilizer in the optimal location when one-pass seeding.

Applicators are available in two formats:

  • Mid Row Bander® Fertilizer Applicators;
  • Mid Row Shank™ Fertilizer Applicators.

Availability varies on drill types and sizes.

Independent Electrical Supply

The new PowerPlus™ option provides independent electrical supply to the air seeding system, eliminating the need for a high current harness back to the tractor. PowerPlus combines an alternator, battery, and hydraulic motor powered by a dedicated hydraulic circuit, and is sized appropriately to minimize hydraulic requirements yet provide full electrical needs of a drill and air cart.


MODELS 3330/35-86
No. of Sections 5
No. of Rows 3
Working Widths  
10" sp. 86'8"
12" sp. 84'0"
Transport Width 29'3"
Transport Height (max) 20'0"
Weight (approx lb)  
10" w/ MRB® 64,500
12" w/ MRB® 61,000
Add approximately 7,500 lb to 60', 66', or 76' unit when the Hi-Flotation running gear option is added. The exceptions are the 80' and 86' where HF is standard.        
Tires (non Hi-Flotation)  
Main Frame Front N/A
Main Frame Rear N/A
Inner Wing Front N/A
Inner Wing Rear N/A
Outer Wing Front N/A
Outer Wing Rear N/A
Tires (Hi-Flotation)  
Main Frame Front 800/65R32(2)
Main Frame Rear 16.5LX16.1FI(4)
Inner Wing Front 540/65R24(2)
Inner Wing Rear 13.5LX15FI(4)
Outer Wing Front 540/65R24(2)
Outer Wing Rear 13.5LX15FI(4)

*Dual Rear Wheels Optional


General Specifications
Packer Options 4.5" V-Tread Semi-Pneumatic
4.5" Round Semi-Pneumatic
5.0" VU (hybrid) Semi-Pneumatic
5.4" Round Semi-Pneumatic
Trip Assembly Travel PLS™, PLDS™: + or - 6"
PLX™: + or - 8"
Depth Adjustment PLS™, PLDS™: 1/6" increments, (0 to 2½" range) / PLX™: ¼" increments
Rear Drop Hitch (optional) For pulling liquid or NH3 tanks with lower hitch pull points
TriMax™ Triple-Shoot Option Available on the 3330SE & 3335QDA (66' - 86') equipped with PLDS™ Openers
MRB® III Optional MRB®s for optimal seed to fertilizer separation
MRS™ III Optional MRS™ III (Hydraulic Mid Row Shank™) available on 10" & 12" spacing

All weights & transport dimensions are estimates & are subject to change.

Unit Width Frame Depth
3330SE 30' 176"-195"
3330SE/3335QDA 40'-50' 170"-200"
3330SE/3335QDA 60'-86' 190"-222"

Recommended Flow Requirements

Hydraulic flow requirements are highest when turning on the headlands. The recommended flow allows the seeding system to be raised and lowered within two headlands. It should be noted that the recommended fan requirements are for the maximum operational speed (RPM) of the fan.

Minimum Flow Requirements

  • Recommended hydraulic flow should provide minimal fan slowdown during headland turns. The openers will take hydraulic flow priority over the fans.
  • If operating at minimum flow requirements, the air seeder fans will drop a minimum of 20% during headland turns. This may require a 3rd headland to allow the openers time to raise and lower.
  • In typical operating conditions one or both fans are operating at less than maximum output levels, which will reduce hydraulic requirements.


Flow Requirements MIN. GPM REC. GPM
10" spacing with MRB® 20 25
10" spacing w/o MRB® 15 22
12" spacing with MRB® 22 25
12" spacing w/o MRB® 13 18

Coupler Requirements

  • A ½" coupler is only rated for flow rates of 12 gpm. As flow increases beyond this value, a large pressure drop is created across the couplers which in turn increases pressure requirements. The durability of the ½" couplers can also be compromised when operating at high flow rates.
  • It is recommended to use ¾" couplers on the tractor and implement, as this will greatly reduce the pressure drops and will increase the flow of oil to the fan or opener cylinders.
  • Some tractors are equipped with more than one hydraulic pump which can be set up to operate independent of each other in a "twin flow" style. This configuration opens up the option of arranging so that the air seeder fans draw off one pump and the PHD drill can draw off of the the second. Configured this way, there is no chance of fan speed drop off due to headland opener cycling.


Air Cart - Hydraulic Requirements

  • Hydraulic Requirements - Air Cart Fan Options.

Hydraulic Requirements - 8000 & 9000 Series Metering Augers.