Maschio launches ‘Jane’ bed tiller for veg market

Based on Maschio’s Panterra rotary cultivator, the firm’s new “Jane” bed tiller is aimed at the vegetable and flower market to intensively prepare soils before establishment.

Central to the setup is a double A-frame headstock, and twin folding rams hold the tiller in a constant place, giving firm downward pressure from the machine’s rear hoods.

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Jane can work to a maximum depth of 270mm and comes in a range of widths from 4.28m to 6.28m, but can be adjusted to suit different bed-forming requirements with additional wedges.

The main rotor and bearings are fully sealed, while the oil-immersed gear drive for each rotor is protected from dry and dusty conditions, as well as being submerged in water.

Starting at £41,989, the Jane 520 model can be specced with a quick-fit blade system that uses one bolt to fit two blades, and a new internal hood fitted on many of Maschio’s larger Rotavator models.