HE-VA is one of those machines you always wanted to get your hands on and rip it through the rough ground that’s bothered you for years.
Now everyone has a chance to test who will come out on top, a mountain of a ripper or that challenging ground.
Danmas has become the Australian importers for the HE-VA brand and while they manage the range in Western Australia, they have appointed Techgrow as distributors for Eastern Australia.
HE-VA is on the local scene at a good time. It’s become apparent to many growers that their traffic-induced or naturally occurring layers with high soil compaction – needs attention.
And for many, this season will see ground being opened and broken down like never before.
By deep ripping, roots can penetrate the soil faster and deeper to absorb more soil moisture, capture more soil nutrients and improve yield.
The benefits will obviously vary with soil type; however, any soil chemical restraints need to be respected.
But general feedback so far for this season is that most farmers would like to rip to depths varying between 250 and 500mm for broadacre cropping.
This is where the HE-VA deep rippers imported to Australia come in. There is an option of both linkage, and trailed models.
The linkage machines come in both 3 and 4m (10 and 13ft) models so they can easily be transported around the paddocks for some quick and effective deep digging.
While trailed machines are available in either 5, 6 or 7m (16, 20 or 23ft) wide cuts.
The HE-VA deep rippers can work to a maximum depth of 700mm (27.5-inches).
They are fitted with a hydraulic tine break-out that automatically swings upwards to deviate from any obstacles in the soil.
The units come standard with 200mm (8-inch) points with tungsten tips.
Both Inclusion plates, and delving plates will also an option for the machine tines.
One of the key benefits of the HE-VA unit is the v-profile roller mounted on the back of machine.
This roller is adjusted hydraulically to meet the desired levelling and packing finish for the paddock.
The roller has the additional advantage of crushing clods and this serves to leave a good finish behind the machine, in most cases there is only one pass required and the paddock is ready for seeding.
The tine spacing is infinitely variable depending on the work task, with only the central tine fixed. This means that the Sub-Tiller can easily be set for tramline loosening with some tines removed.
For stony soil types a SubTiller with a hydraulic automatic release system is recommended.
With a hydraulic cylinder mounted on each tine and connected to two gas accumulating tanks, an automatic swing of a tine is ensured if it hits unmovable objects such as heavy stones.
This system also functions as a shock absorber in stony soils, where it will react to vibrations.
Folding Subsoilers Built for high power tractors working large farming areas, the hydraulic folding subsoiler from HE-VA is designed to tackle very rough ground.
With 7 and 9 tine subsoiler models available, they offer 4 and 5m (13 and 16ft) working widths respectively, these models combine outstanding ripping performance with easy mobility.
Each of the Subsoiler models splits and folds down to a width of 2.43m (8ft) for easy transport and access. Full lighting kits are available as an option.
Trailed Subsoilers The HE-VA trailed subsoiler is the next step in providing subsoilers for high-power tractors up to 441kW (600hp).
Three models are available with 9 and 11, and 13 tines that cut across 5, 6, and 7m (16, 20, 23ft) respectively.
Contact Jorn Ib at Danmas for more information on model availability in the west on mobile 0447 131 208, and Techgrow International in all eastern states on Tel: 08 8842 1384, or email: email@example.com