Tuesday, 2 July 2013

New low cost shearbolt version of HE-VA stubble cultivator on show at Cereals

Stubble Cultivator
At Cereals, OPICO will be introducing the shearbolt version of the HE-VA Triple Tiller – a high speed stubble cultivator with three rows of tines, providing a lower cost option than the auto reset version. Shearbolt leg protection is available for all sizes: 3m mounted and 3m, 4m and 5m trailed, to suit those farms where the auto reset leg is not required.

Tines are available either with chisel points for deep cultivation and residue incorporation, or with duckfoot shares to cultivate the whole ground at a shallower depth for min-till or stale seedbeds. The levelling tines and V-profile roller fitted to the back of the Triple Tiller ensure a level consolidated finish is achieved. It is designed to work the ground down to a depth of 300mm.

OPICO’s James Woolway explains: “The Triple Tiller was initially developed in response to market demand for a faster cultivator with less moving parts. Following in the footsteps of the original auto reset Triple Tiller, we have now introduced a lower cost alternative with shearbolt leg protection. 

“There are a range of extra options so the machines can be adapted according to the conditions and cultivation required, with something to suit everyone. The shearbolt has exactly the same configurations as the auto-reset, the difference between them is the price.

“A 3m mounted Triple Tiller with auto-reset costs £14,020, whereas the shearbolt version costs £10,960, so a saving of £3,060. It’s a similar saving for the other versions too.”

Farmers can phone 01778 421111 for more details or visit www.opico.co.uk.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

New front press with large 700mm rings gives even better consolidation

Agriplus LtdAt the Highland Show, OPICO is launching a HE-VA front press with V-profile rings which are 700mm in diameter, to allow even better consolidation across a range of soil types and difficult working conditions. It is available in working widths of 3m and 4m.

OPICO’s MD James Woolway explains: “Standard V-profile rings are 600mm in diameter and are suitable for all soil types. This new larger 700mm diameter ring gives less rolling resistance and hence is easier to pull in soft light land and on heavy cloddy soils.

“Like the smaller 600mm V-profile rings, the 700mm version is made from pressed steel and has a castellated rib which ensures it keeps driving both in wet and sticky, or very light, soils.
“As with all HE-VA front presses, the design means it is effectively trailed and not pushed, allowing a smoother operation and better ground consolidation. This is due to a long headstock which acts as a front-mounted extension to the tractor, so that the pivot point is at the front, and the press follows behind.

“In addition, steering rollers on the headstock will self-centre the press to prevent it swaying when lifted on headland turns or in transport.”

The cost of a 3m wide HE-VA front press with 700mm V-profile discs is £5920 +VAT.

For more information please contact OPICO on Tel: 01778 421111 or www.opico.co.uk