East Yorkshire-based Agriweld has developed a brace of low-disturbance cultivators as it continues to widen its tillage offering.
The new Min Disc (pictured above) and Min Dis have been two years in the making and centre around a set of hook-on legs than can work to 300mm deep.
These are fixed at 500mm spacings and their swan-neck design means they are shorter in length than most others on the market, which is said to limit sideways flex in rock-hard soil.
Protection from immovable objects comes by way of a laser-cut Snap-bar, rather than a conventional shear-bolt. This slots over two lugs – one on the frame of the cultivator and one on the leg – using two of the four identically sized holes to lock them together.
According to Agriweld, this method avoids the faff of hammering out stubborn bolts, with operators simply having to undo a linchpin, remove the broken rings and slot a new bar in its place. There are also holes on the frame to carry multiple spares, should they be needed. A fancier auto-reset option is available.
The Min Dis has a 460mm cutting disc in front of the legs – which carries Sumo GLS points as standard – while the Min Disc has two rows of 508mm discs set at 250mm centres to chop up trash behind the legs. An Agripacker roller then presses things down to leave a weatherproof finish. It has 35mm ridges across the roller to create shallow, punctured channels that allow water to soak into the soil.
Both machines have a scraper that swings away from the roller to clear debris before leaving the field.
Prices start at £15,500 for a 3m Min Dis, while the 3m Min Disc is £18,500.