Tillage-Live 2015 returns to the North-East
After a year or two’s absence down South, the national cultivations event, Tillage-Live will be back in the North-East this year courtesy of Croft Farms, Croft-on-Tees, Darlington.
With a constant stream of new cultivation kit coming out of the Amazone stable, this year’s event will see yet another launch with the first public working demonstration of the new 5.0 metre Certos 5001-2TX heavy compact disc harrow. Shown as a static machine on the stand at Cereals 2105, Tillage-Live offers the opportunity to get some dirt moved with those 660mm diameter serrated discs on the Certos. Coming in 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 metre widths, and based on the now familiar TX format of centre running gear with out-front guide wheels and rear packer, the twin row disc harrow features a 230mm bearing assembly which again are gear oil-filled to be maintenance-free and offer huge longevity. The disc arms are rubber buffer block mounted to give excellent contour following and the hydraulic depth control system means change-on-the-move depth adjustment from 7 cm down to a maximum of 20 from the cab. The aggressive cutting angle of 22 degrees on the front row and 17 degrees on the back means maximum penetration and maximum mixing effect. Featured also on the new Certos, and in work for the first time in Britain, will be the new Matrix 650 wedge ring roller which gives an easy pull and optimum targeted reconsolidation in all soil types. The roller again is maintenance-free. For catch crop or cover crop work, the Certos is also equipped with the GreenDrill 500 seeder box.
On either side of the working depth spectrum, the Catros+ 5001-2TS will be showing off its prowess as a shallow stubble chitting machine making it ideal for stale seedbed preparation as well as, at the other extreme, the tine and disc combination mulch cultivator, the Cenius 5003-2TX. For the Cenius, available in working widths from 3.0 m through to 7.0 m, working depths of 8 cm down to 30 cm are possible with the 8 rows of tines creating the perfect mix of residue and soil in front of a row of levelling discs. Again the Cenius TX features the proven centre running gear, hydraulic depth adjustment and out-front guide wheels and choice of rear packer.
On the five metre wide Cenius, the recently launched C-Mix 80HD wearing metal will be in work in public for the first time. The tungsten-carbide inserts substantially improve wearability over the standard points and also reduce the draught requirement of the towing tractor to keep fuel consumption and running costs to a minimum
For fans of complete inversion tillage, the Cayron 200-5V will be doing the honours in the furrow.
On the drill front, the new AD-P Special power harrow drill combination will run alongside the six metre Cirrus grain and fertiliser cultivator drill and the low-disturbance Cayena tine seeder. The new AD-P Special is standard with electric drive, easy-adjust Exact following harrow and the new re-engineered RoTeC disc coulters as well as featuring the new shape wide-top hopper for easy filling and complete with roll-over hopper cover. Options on the AD-P Special are the TwinTerminal 3.0 remote calibration computer and maybe LED work lights for safe and convenient operation in the day or at night.
The new Certos heavy compact disc harrow will be parading in the main demonstration area alongside the grain and fert Cirrus 6003-2C as well for those visitors wishing to compare the different systems on offer centrally.
In the sprayer demonstration zone, a 36m Pantera 4502 self-propelled will show off together with its stable mates; the UF1801 mounted sprayer and front tank plus a UX 4200 36m state-of-the-art trailed sprayer - all of which are controlled via ISOBUS.
So to grab a piece of the action, Plot 24 is the place to be on September 16th - we look forward to seeing you there!