East Yorkshire based Agriweld has developed a range of low disturbance cultivators as it continues to expand its tillage offering.
The new Min Disc and Min Dis have been in production for two years and center around a set of hook-on legs that can operate up to 300mm deep.
These are set at 500mm spacings and their gooseneck design means they are shorter than most others on the market, limiting lateral bending in rock hard soils.
Protection against stationary objects is provided by the company’s laser-cut Snap-bar, rather than a conventional shear bolt.
This snaps onto two tabs – one on the cultivator frame and one on the stand – using two of the four identical sized holes to lock them together. The resistance can be changed by changing the holes used.
According to Agriweld, this method avoids the difficulty of hammering in stubborn bolts, with operators only having to undo a pin, remove the broken rings and insert a new bar in its place. There are also holes on the frame to carry several spare parts, if they are needed. A more sophisticated auto-reset arrangement is available in the options list.
The Min Dis features a 460mm cutting disc in front of the legs – which carries Sumo GLS tips as standard – while the Min Disc has two rows of 508mm discs set at 250mm for chopping waste behind the legs. feet.
An Agripacker roller then presses things down to leave a weather resistant finish. It has 35mm ridges across the roller to create shallow, perforated channels that allow water to seep into the ground.
Both machines also come with an easy-to-clean scraper that pulls away from the roller to remove debris before leaving the field.
Prices start at £ 15,500 for a 3m min drive, while the 3m min drive is £ 18,500.