22 March 1996

Ceramic coulter has longer life

EXTEND drill coulter life by up to three times, says Phoenix Agricultural Marketing.

The Suffolk-based firm makes this claim for its ceramic tip, designed to fit Ferrags Accord Monopill sugar beet drill. Following two seasons trial work in the eastern counties across a range of soil types, Phoenix says the tip not only saves on drilling downtime but also improves coulter performance.

The tip is held in place on the coulter by one counter-sunk screw. Price is £78 a tip (01728 723067).