Designed for more aggressive cultivation action compared to the smaller Disc Roller Contour, HE-VA has developed the Disc Roller Contour XL for high-speed primary and secondary tillage work. It will be launched by Opico at the Cereals Event (June 30th to July 1st) and can be used to prepare stale seedbeds or in the destruction of standing cover crops.
It’s available as a rigid machine in working widths of 2.75m and 3.25m, a two-section folding machine from 4.25m to 5.25m or as a three-section folding unit in widths from 6.25m to 7.75m. XL units are said to be similar to the existing Disc Roller Contour range, with the notable difference being the new larger 610mm Sabre discs, providing working depths down to 160mm. This means the machine can handle greater levels of crop residue.
HE-VA product manager Glenn Bootman commented: “The Disc Roller XL can be used for both shallow and deep cultivation and incorporation of crop or cover crop residues. This one pass, high speed, versatile cultivator ticks the box for reducing cost per hectare – essential in today’s modern farming systems.”
The company’s contour following system reportedly comes into its own during shallow working. Undulations are cultivated to the same depth as the rest of the field, with hydraulic depth control from the cabin part of the standard fitment.
The depth synchronised disc (DSD) system is designed to move the whole soil surface, complemented by the Sabre discs which pull themselves into the ground to assist penetration. A selection of front tools is also available, including a Top Cutter, Shattaboards, Slicerboards and Straw Tines to increase the overall versatility.
Prices for the HE-VA 300 Disc Roller Contour, with a single V profile roller, start from £24,216.
More information is available at www.he-va.co.uk