18 September 1998

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DESPITE the current emphasis on surface cultivations, there is clearly still an interest in more conventional techniques.

Alconbury was the first outing for Dowdeswells Delta-Furra DF 250 series semi-mounted ploughs, which feature twin-wheeled centre carriage articulation to allow the implement to articulate over undulating ground and maintain a consistent working depth along its length.

The system operates through a three-point linkage built into the carriage that has a floating top link which expands and contracts to raise and lower the rear section of the plough independently of the front.

Movement comes from a large universal joint on the carriage, which links the front and rear ploughs and provides a solid connection for turnover, when the position of the carriage and its twin supporting wheel is claimed to help minimise stresses to both the plough frame and tractor linkage.

Delta-Furra DF 250s come in six models from nine to 14 furrows. Suitable for use with tractors from 180-300hp and above, the range has a hydraulically operated scissor action offset enabling work in the furrow or on the land.

Prices start at £28,541 for a nine furrow (six front/three rear) DF 250 fitted with skims and UCN bodies. &#42