And in addition, buy a 5, 6 or 7 metre model prior to 30 June and take advantage of the full value Asset Tax write-off in this financial year
The Kivi-Pekka rock picker out of Finland has the reputation as the world’s toughest performer and that’s backed by its sales record in more than 43 countries.
Now available in our local market the Kivi-Pekka carries one of the best deals available to take advantage of the Instant Asset Tax write-off scheme for 2021.
Choose from a 5, 6 or 7 metre model before the end of June 2021 and you will get a $6,375 discount off a flotation tyre upgrade.
This value will never be repeated, and it’s on models that are already the best available for rock and root clearing in both new ground or long established pasture that needs a clean-up.
And because the Kivi-Pekka is a one-person operation it essentially does two jobs in the one-pass.
With just one tractor, and one operator work time is cut in half as the Kivi-Pekka is able to line-up and rake the rocks and pick up at the same time in just one-run down the paddock.
This action is due to the design of the Kivi-Pekka, as it differs to many rock pickers that have a main sieve where the stones are scooped off the ground, with the Kivi-Pekka it has its main soil sieve that sits behind a grate located on the back of the Hardox steel storage bin.
With that design difference the main sieving process happens in the tipping stage, when the bin is sitting 90 degrees to the ground, and the grated back wall of the bin allows the soil to fall into the soil container.
As the Kivi-Pekka picks up it also throws the rocks into a holding bin and when this is full the rocks are quickly loaded into a waiting trailer as required.
Both the lifting drum and the rock rake on the Kivi-Pekka also get some added strength as they are driven by separate belts.
The power is transmitted through these drive belts, that also work to absorb the shock from over-size stones when they come into contact with the machine.
The design is simple, the drive belts absorb the shock by slipping when they make contact with a large rock sitting just under the soil’s surface that doesn’t want to budge. If you encounter ground where it slips relatively often, it avoids causing damage and belts are cheaper to replace than slip clutches.
As the job requires, the drive-train of the Kiva-Pekka is very sturdy and built to last. Strong SKF bearings are incorporated into the build and the grease nipples are easily accessible.
The lifting drum design on the Kiva-Pekka sets it apart and has come about following years of product usage in the paddock.
The 13x50mm tines equipped to Kivi-Pekka stone pickers with a Flex Drum takes the maximum stone size up to a hefty 50cm (20-inches).
The tank volume on the two smallest models is 2 cubic meters, while the large 7m model holds 3 cubic meters of capacity in the tank.
The Kivi-Pekka is designed to attach to the tractor by the drawbar this way the working depth can be adjusted by a hydraulic ram. And you can keep a check on things with an in-cab monitor.
This method of mounting is also serves to reduce excessive wear on the PTO shaft and can ensure the operator that the working depth is constant or when required can be adjusted with the tractor’s hydraulic remote.
With the stone pickers available in three working widths: 5m (17ft), 6m (20ft) and 7m (23ft) you can choose a model according to its planned usage rate and density of stone in the soil.
The three Kivi-Pekka 5, 6 and 7 metre models each have a wide lifting drum, that operates very efficiently with a higher volume of stones. All three models have a lifting height of 2.9m.
An advantage of the Kivi-Pekka models is that they don’t need a high towing capacity tractor.
The Kivi-Pekka 5 and 6m models only need 59kW (80hp) of draft capacity, with the 7m model requiring a tad more power to move across the paddock with 74kW (100hp) towing capacity recommended. The working speed varies from one to 6kph.
The machine can be folded for transport in 20 seconds, from the safety of the cab.
The design behind this is achieved by a single ram that is positioned vertically and lifts each individual wing on a pendulum type set-up.
BLG Imports is the Kivi-Pekka distributor for Australia.
The current models available are not subject to the upcoming price increase due to popularity of the models worldwide, and consequential production shortages.
To take advantage of this special offer on a 5, 6 or 7 metre Kivi-Pekka model before the end of June 2021, and you will get a $6,375 discount off a flotation tyre upgrade.
If you need a rock picker now or in the future, this offer is too good to miss.
Call Ben Nichols on mobile: 0428 694 339 to organise a model in any state, or by email to: email@example.com, or talk to Jono Moss for a model in WA/SA on 0488 336 949, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kivi-Pekka stone pickers technical specifications:
|Kivi-Pekka 5||Kivi-Pekka 6||Kivi-Pekka 7|
|Working width (cm)||500||600||700|
|Size of stones (cm)||2,5 – 35 (50with Flex Drum)||2,5 – 35 (50with Flex Drum)||2,5 – 35 (50with Flex Drum)|
|Efficiency||1000 kg/min||1200 kg/min||1400 kg/min|
|Tank volume||1,5–2 m³||1,5–2 m³||3 m³|
|Single axle||560/60R22.5, 710/45R22.5, 700/50R26.5||560/60R22.5, 710/45R22.5, 700/50R26.5||–|
|Bogey axle||500/55R20, 500/50R17||500/55R20, 500/50R17||560/60R22.5, 700/45R22|
|Support wheels||195 x 14 bogey||195 x 14 bogey||195 x 14 bogey|
|Power requirement||80 hp||80 hp||100 hp|
|Working speed||1-6 km/h||1-6 km/h||1-6 km/h|
|Lift drum tines||28 pcs||28 pcs||33 pcs|
|Tipping height (cm)||290||290||290|