By | March 8, 2017

The NZ Soil Management Field Day is being held this week at Pukekawa, near Pukekohe in the heart of one of NZ’s largest produce growing regions.

As a specialist supplier of tillage and seeding equipment, 4AG Ltd will be displaying and demonstrating a number of cultivation tools aimed at the larger growing operations.
On display will be the heaviest duty offset discs on the market, the flagship DVi 970, in 5.7mtr working width. This machine is popular with many larger growers due to its huge daily throughput and level finish in all soil types.

Also being demonstrated is the BEDNAR FMT Atlas HO heavy disc cultivator, a 5.0mtr machine with built-in rear roller. This impressive machine borrowed from a North Waikato maize grain grower, will show visitors to the show disc cultivators on a completely different weight category and working depth to what has previously been offered.
The Bednar Fertibox is a front mounted versatile fertiliser or seed distribution unit, and is a popular choice with contractors and growers who want to apply high rates of fertiliser into specialist applications on rear implements. Deep fertilisation is catching on quickly due to the huge yield boosts it brings as well as placing fertiliser where it is needed at depth, not on the surface where it is subject to leaching and runoff.

The ever-popular 4AG SuperGrubber is the benchmark for heavy rippers that can penetrate down to 600mm and work very well in the heavy soils of the Pukekohe region.
Be sure to get along if you are in the area (8th-9th March) and check this impressive kit. Product specialists from 4AG will be on-site to give you all the advice you need to maximise efficiencies in your cultivation and seeding practises.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PHOTO 1 (4AG DVi 970 HD 5.7mtr heavy offset discs) PHOTO 2 (Bednar Atlas HO 5.0mtr heavy disc cultivator) PHOTO 3 (4AG NG 300-7 3.0mtr Supergrubber) PHOTO 4 (Bednar Fertibox and Terraland chisel plough)



"We milk 2600 cows in both North and South Islands, plus grow maize and various crops on 600 hectares of lease ground. We are constantly developing new ground to bring into production and the 4AG 970's are excellent for chopping up old, heavily thatched pasture and contouring rougher areas. Daily throughput is important to our size operation. so we're pretty happy to be averaging 3-4 hectares/hour!"