Cereals 2019: Ziegler unveils cultivator range

German maker Ziegler might be better known for its maize headers, four-wheel steer cutterbar trailers and oilseed rape side knives in the UK, but the firm is now building its own line of cultivators, too.

The company manufactures its kit – along with frames for some of Kverneland and Gregoire Besson’s ploughs – at its factory in Latvia, before assembling them in Bavaria, Germany.

The equipment is now being imported to the UK by Abrey Agricultural, based near Saffron Walden, Essex, and it had a stand at Cereals to show off some of its wares, including the Field Profi cultivator that apparently uses the same leg as a Horsch Terrano.

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These are designed to work down to 38cm, with depth set on the rear roller (of which there is the choice of six).

The shear-bolt protected legs are spaced at 34cm and underframe clearance is 86cm, which Abrey says suits high trash conditions, and the points can be ordered with a carbide coating to improve longevity.

There’s also the option of fitting an APV seeding kit for oilseed rape or cover crop sowing.

Widths currently max out at 4.5m, but there are lots of bigger models in the pipeline. The asking price for the 3m version is roughly £10,000.