Davimac Farm Machinery is dedicated to helping farmers ensure their soil is as productive as it can be. The company’s Agrowplow deep ripping implements are robustly built for a long service life and feature an innovative shank design for maximum effectiveness in the broad range of soil profiles Australian farmers must deal with.
Shanks feature full-length shinguards for greater protection for the shank, which keeps maintenance and parts costs down. And blades toughened with tungsten tiles, rock-teeth, and hard facing means a longer lifespan and more effective subsurface shattering.
In addition, the Agrowplow narrow shank profile means a lower draft requirement, which means lower fuel costs.
Rigid and hydraulic shank options are available with multiple spacings, depth options, and breakouts – from the massive 4790kg breakout at the blade of the Number 9 Rigid Shank, to the extra-long scissor-action recoil of the Number 9 Hydraulic Shank, to the leading-trailing shank design of the AP91 that allows it to rip up to 600mm (24-inches) deep.
By listening to farmer feedback, Davimac has also developed its shank-mounted inclusion plates that allow topsoil slotting and develop pathways for deeper plant root development while minimising additional draft requirements.
Feedback also led to the development of shank sweeps and winged blades that widen the shattering effect to maximise the amount of subsoil shattering without lifting or inversion.
The two frames in the Agrowplow AP11 range work across 1.65 and 2.31m (5.4 and 7.6ft) and are set with 5 and 7 shanks. Working depth is 400mm (16-inches).
The two frames in the AP31 range work across 2.31 and 2.97m (7.6 and 10ft) and are set with 7 and 9 shanks. Working depth is 400mm (16-inches).
Agrowplow’s AP71 deep tillage range offers two working width at 4.5 and 6m (15 and 19.69ft). And run 11 and 15 shanks respectively. Standard working depth is 450mm (18-inches) while the optional 600mm (24-inches) is also available for more forgiving ground.
The AP81 deep ripper is configured in either a 17-shank model with a 9m (29.53ft) working width and 529mm spacings or as a 23-shank model with a 12m (39.37ft) working width and 522mm shank spacings. Standard working depth is 450mm (18-inches) or optional 600mm (24-inch) recoil shanks.
Agrowplow’s AP91 deep ripper is designed for controlled traffic farming widths of 6, 9 and 12m (19.69, 29.53 and 39.37ft), with a fully welded frame made from 200x200x9mm RHS.
The trailing tines consist of a single row of shallow leading tines working in-line at depths of up to 450mm (18-inches). This then reduces the draft force required by the following tines set to penetrate down to 600mm (24-inches).
The AP91 uses Agrowplow’s exclusive no.9 shank for deep ripping in tough conditions. It runs in a scissor action – the shank breaks back in a radial motion to reduce any chance of breakage from hitting a heavy object.
And to back that up even further, the shank has a massive 4800kg (10,560lb) maximum breakout force for the rigid shear shanks and 1850kg (4070lb) breakout with hydraulic recoil shanks fitted.
The Agrowplow range of deep rippers is rounded off with the specialist Cotton Bed Renovator. This model is available in 4, 6 or 8m (13, 19.69 or 26ft) working widths with a side bust or centre bust shank configuration. The shanks can work at a maximum depth of 450mm (18-inches) and have a maximum (1700lb) breakout at the blade.