Techneat Engineering says the combination of its new 12m boom and Avadex GR applicator gives a fast way of applying granules to control blackgrass this autumn.
Most Avadex applicators are mounted direct on rolls to give a one-pass treatment and some soil consolidation. However, where soil conditions don’t allow for rolling after drilling, the treatment may not always work as well as it should do.
“Mounting the Avadex GR on a lightweight tractor or utility vehicle with linkage is a fast and efficient way to cover the ground quickly and in virtually all conditions,” says sales manager Ady Sallis. The new boom system employs the same outlets and spreading technology used on its roller-mounted machines to get an even distribution of granules across the soil surface, he says, as well as create a herbicide barrier to control grass weeds.
Three versions of the Avadex GR are available, with 200, 400 and 1,200 litre hopper capacity. All the models feature an accurate single-cartridge metering device, a new distribution head and uprated fan capacity.
“Mounting the Avadex GR on a lightweight tractor or utility vehicle with linkage is a fast and efficient way to cover the ground quickly and in virtually all conditions.”
Ady Sallis, Techneat sales manager
Avadex granules can be applied at any stage from drilling, right through to post-emergence. The applicators can also be fitted with a replacement conventional metering device for oilseed rape or other small seeds for low cost establishment,
Cost of the Avadex GR starts at £5,150 for a hydraulically fan-powered machine on a drill with 200 litre hopper. For the more common 12-outlet system suitable for a 12m set of rolls, the price is £6,258. Alternative 400 and 1,200-litre hoppers are available.