Extending its suite of grassland rejuvenation equipment, Opico has launched a new machine.
Called the Sward Rejuvenator, the 3m machine consists of an aggressive shatter board with slicing plates, two rows of heavy duty harrow tines, the firm’s Air 8 grass seeder and a serrated Prisma roller.
Slicing plates and harrow tines break up and level the soil surface in front of the grass seed outlets, and the soil is then firmed behind by the Prisma roller.
Opico says the aggressive slicing plates and harrow action make the machine ideal for use in badly poached fields which require restoration. It can also be used – minus the seeder – for harrowing grassland to remove trash and stimulate grass growth, and for molehill levelling.
In addition, the action of the new heavy 600mm diameter Prisma Roller cracks and breaks clods produced by the front equipment to create a fine tilth for grass seed to germinate in, says the manufacturer. As a result, the machine can be used for both grassland rejuvenation and reseeding of cultivated land.
The rejuvenating machine is available as a mounted version, retailing from £11,620 plus VAT, or as a trailed model from £12,987 plus VAT (seeder not included).