Cereals 2021: Agriweld launches low-disturbance cultivators

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.

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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.

Agriweld Snap-bar

Agriweld Snap-bar © MAG/Edward Mowbray

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.