The new kid on the block at this month’s Agri-Expo show was Yorkshire-based Grange Machinery with its low-disturbance toolbar.

According to the company, it will improve the versatility of existing machines by providing a deeper working element to cultivators and drills.

However, the toolbar can also be used as a standalone machine to loosen headlands or tramlines before any fieldwork.

Machines come in widths of 3m, 4m or 6m with six, eight or twelve legs.

Discs cut in front to keep disturbance low and spacing can be altered from 0.5m to 0.6m to match wheel widths, with the outer set sliding into the frame for transport.

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Depth is adjusted hydraulically and legs can have shearbolt or auto-reset protection.

Hydraulic power is supplied to the back of the carrier and although it is designed primarily for use with trailed implements, a choice of hitch and linkage options are also on offer.

A 4m version with shearbolt protection and a choice of hitch has a £14,500 list price.