Farmers Guradian
Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

CropTec

CropTec

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Multi-purpose grassland restoration machine launched

Extending its suite of grassland rejuvenation equipment, Opico has launched a new machine.


James   Rickard

TwitterFacebook
James   Rickard
TwitterFacebook

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).


Read More

Dow Grassland: Effective weed control strategies are crucial Dow Grassland: Effective weed control strategies are crucial
Dow Grassland: Maximising grassland production to boost profitability, a three-part sponsored series Dow Grassland: Maximising grassland production to boost profitability, a three-part sponsored series
Dow Grassland: Weed control is crucial to making most from grass Dow Grassland: Weed control is crucial to making most from grass
Grassland Toolkit - February 2015 Grassland Toolkit - February 2015
Grassland UK 2015: Latest kit showcased Grassland UK 2015: Latest kit showcased

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent

Facebook
Twitter
RSS
Facebook
Twitter
RSS