23 June 1995

Atined option on seed drills

USERS of 3m and 4m KRM power harrow/drill combinations can now opt to use their drill with a cultivator – two rows of vertical tines followed by a coil press – in place of the power harrow.

"With more farmers now ploughing and pressing their land, a tined cultivator is often all that is required," explains managing director Keith Rennie. "It is cheaper and quicker."

Mr Rennie adds that the new option provides farmers with a choice of drilling technique – using a power harrow with the drill when tackling tough land, and being able to switch to using the tined cultivator on lighter areas.

Price of a 4m pneumatic drill/power harrow combination is around £22,500; the same drill purchased with a cultivator would be about £10,000 cheaper.