The ability to handle a large variety of cultivation tasks, means the disc harrow is a key machine in today’s farming and contracting operation. Whether opening up tightly thatched pasture or finishing worked ground, it’s versatility makes it a sound economic choice.
The high-speed disc cultivator has become firmly established as the most effective machine for fast, shallow cultivation and mixing of crop stubble. Intensive tillage and incorporation of soil and plant residue immediately following harvest quickly produces optimum germination conditions, and builds up organic activity.
The importance of removing compaction, improving drainage, and breathing new life into soil is becoming more evident with the intensive nature of today’s cropping and livestock farms. Damage from heavy harvest equipment, or large numbers of animals wintered results in long-term compacted soil layers, which prevent movement of water through the soil. Waterlogging in winter months, and hard, baked surfaces in summer months restricts root development and crop yield.
Consolidation is one of the key ingredients to a successful germination. A firm, stable seedbed, and good seed-to-soil contact is critical to getting a good start for the crop. New Zealand’s changeable weather conditions also mean that in some areas moisture conservation is very important, this is where the heavy construction of the Titan® Cambridge rollers is an advantage.
Roller Seed drilling has long been recognised as one of the best methods of sowing new grass or brassicas into worked ground in spring and autumn. Good consolidation gives evenness of seed depth, which results in a uniform and vigorous strike.
For many years, tyne cultivators have proven to be one of the fastest, most cost effective tillage tools for final preparation of a seedbed. With the advancement in tractor horsepower and some farms now working thousands of hectares annually, this has led to a demand for increased working widths, and more adaptable designs.
Premium quality disc blades for your disc harrows designed to withstand NZ’s abrasive and rocky conditions. 4AG uses only the best quality ground engaging steel in the world. Our disc blades are heat treated using the highest grade of boron steel to provide maximum resistance to breaking.