Pottinger has added one other instrument to its vary of tillage implements within the form of a rotary knife mounted because the main factor on its bigger Terradisc fashions.

The three machines within the Terradisc T vary, with working widths of as much as 6m, can now be outfitted with a knife curler as a pre-tool to cowl a fair larger vary of functions.

Excessive velocity operation

The instrument takes the type of a collection of blades curved to suit the radius of the 350mm curler to which they’re hooked up.

Knife roller pottinger
The blades are organized in spiral patterns across the curler

The slender diameter of the curler ensures that it turns at a excessive velocity, rising its chopping motion because it strikes over the bottom.

They’re organized in a spiral sample with the intention of including an additional shredding impact when working in uncultivated floor, probably saving a second move earlier than sowing.

Stubble falls below the knife

Pottinger claims that this opens up a variety of functions from seedbed preparation, stubble cultivation of cereals, oilseed rape, sunflowers and maize to the incorporation of canopy crops.

The corporate goes on to say that the extra shredding impact eliminates the necessity for prior cultivation and breaking apart of the stubble, saving time and sources.

Terradisc tillage stubble
The brand new knife curler provides to the flexibility of Pottinger’s Terradisc vary

In doing so, it promotes the incorporation of natural matter in addition to accelerating microbial decomposition as a result of elevated destruction of the stubble’s construction.

The speedy breakdown of residue could discourage much less fascinating organisms which discover it harder to reside within the soil over the winter months, retaining their numbers in test.

Retrofit possibility

The depth of the entrance instrument is adjusted hydraulically making it doable to react rapidly to totally different website situations. If the knife curler will not be required in any respect, it may be folded away fully in order that it now not contacts the soil.

Though solely delivered to the market lately, the knife curler might be simply retrofitted to older Terradisc machines in the event that they had been in-built 2018 or later.