Effective straw mixing and the ability to keep in soil moisture are the main benefits claimed for a range of cultivation and seeding tines now available from Martin Lishman. Made by Canadian manufacturer Bourgault, the tines can be specified in over 40 sizes in spoon or sweep design and range from 5cm to 40cm in width. The tines are intended for use with light, medium and heavy soils and feature Speed-Loc – a system designed to make tine removal and replacement easier. Eliminating the need for bolts, the Speed-Loc system relies on the tines to be fitted and replaced using two or three strikes of a hammer.
Bourgault says the system enables tines to remain firmly attached in a range of soil types, while an internal shoulder ensures they operate at the same depth when locked in place.