5 July 2002

KRMdrill unit best

in min-till regimes

KRM now offers an alternative cultivation unit for its range of drills, which is claimed to perform better in min-tilth regimes where there is an element of trash.

The Maxi-Tilth system is also said to be capable of creating a finer soil tilth in heavy pre-cultivated land.

From the front, a row of shear-bolt protected rigid tines create the initial soil loosening action. These are followed by a bank of levelling tines which can be angled hydraulically to suit conditions.

Spaced about 5cm apart their action is also to divert larger clods of soil directly into the path of a set of wavy discs. The clever bit is that the discs run sufficiently close to the levelling tines to sweep off any trash which may have accumulated.

From then on the system is as before – a tyre press upon which the drill depth is set is followed by the seed coulters and covering tines.

Compared to KRMs Opti-Tilth there is a 50% price premium for the new system. Working widths are 3m and 4m &#42

Min-tilth cultivation improvement is the claim for KRMs new Maxi-Tilth system, which is now available for the companys pneumatic drills.