Simbas cultivator evens out contours
A COMPANY renowned for not scrimping on metal is Simba International, and its latest cultivator is no exception.
The Cultipress is based on the firms double press rolls but with the addition of staggered tines and a levelling board. Operating weights range from 3.6t to 7.5t depending on model. With working widths from 3.3m-6.6m (10.8ft-21.6ft), the Cultipress has been developed to follow a plough or disc harrow to firm, level and prepare a seed-bed.
"The key is in the levelling board assembly, which runs between the tines and packer rolls," explains technical director Philip Wright. "Trailing leaf springs are used and fit between the front row of discs on the packer roll. It means clods that are not smashed down by the levelling springs are broken down by the discs."
The levelling board is fixed to a parallel linkage assembly, with hydraulic pressure applied and maintained using an accumulator system. Simba says it enables the machine to even out the seed-bed while following ground contours.
Suitable for tractors in the 115-300hp bracket, the Cultipress costs from £13,600.n