Drill between maize rows to avoid compaction

Weaving Machinery’s drill promotes more protection and less soil compaction between rows for maize growers

Weaving Machinery has developed its Companion Crop drill specifically to boost protection against soil compaction for maize and cover crops.

The drill is the next step forward in Weaving’s decades-long commitment to powerful no-till machinery.

The Companion Crop has been manufactured in response to wide customer demand for a drill engineered to preserve soil structure when cultivating maize.

The drill is designed for zero-tillage systems but also works to drill cover crops within a more conventional cultivation system.

The drill works by going down the row when maize reaches about 30cm (12-in) in height, using three coulters to plant grass seeds in between each row.

This allows the soil to hold a much better structure, and greatly reduces compaction during harvest time.

Designed and built in the UK, the Companion Crop drills are tractor mounted and avialable in 6-row (IR6001M) and 8-row (IR8001M) configurations. The cost conversion is estimated at $30,000 and $35,000 respectively.

They have 2-section hydraulic folding, a 320-litre hopper that feeds the coulters with all electric metering, and each double disc opener coulter has its own own rubber press wheel and spring tensioner for adjusting downward pressure.

Contact Edward Weaving direct on Tel: 0011 44 1386 49155 or see the range at: https://www.weavingmachinery.net/

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