Serafin offer Baldan and Tatu deep rippers for hard pans

Serafin Machinery has made buying a deep ripper more affordable by introducing Baldan and Tatu’s range of deep rippers to local growers

Baldan trailing deep rippers – shown here with rear crumble rollers – can work across 1.8 to 4.8m (6 to 16ft) with from 5 and up to 13 shanks in a configuration to suit most operations. Maximum working depth is 450mm (18-inches)

Serafin has moved to supply the increasing demand for a range of good quality deep rippers that are also affordable.

And when you considering a ripper isn’t something that every grower will have to use each season, on a large scale at least, some managers have found it hard to justify purchasing a new deep ripper.

All the same, it is important that growers have access to a deep ripper to handle hard pan build-up and release some vital nutrients into the topsoil

Serafin are well aware of how demand from local growers for deep rippers has increased dramatically over the past few years, especially following the positive results from several trails throughout WA, VIC and NSW.

These trails went on to detail impressive increases in yields, after applying deep rippers to hard pan or nutrient depleted soil.

The TATU AST/MATIC 450 Chisel Subsoiler ripper runs 11 shanks on 400mm spacing and incorporates a rear mounted crumble across a working width of 4.4m – while 457mm (18-inch) disc coulters are also an option

 Serafin has covered the request for a well-priced deep ripper by offering Baldan and Tatu models.These brands tick all the boxes on growers’ request lists.

They are built strong, have shown their durability in hard ground and they offer excellent value for money. And these are not the only attributes these models offer.

Both Baldan and Tatu deep rippers have a specially designed automatic trip reset function that does away with a traditional shear pin design.

With this leading design, when a shank hits something unmoveable such as a stump or large rock, the trip breaks out backwards, avoiding a costly breakage that will also lead to unnecessary downtime.

With the automatic trip reset function, the shank will still be intact even after a shattering hit that would destroy every shear pin in the vicinity on a standard design.

The automatic trip shank can be reset by simply lifting the machine out of the ground. This allows the shank to reset back into its correct working position.

With Baldan and Tatu deep rippers there is no more stopping and replacing a shear pin, and that is a slow and an unproductive exercise that growers want to avoid.

The reverse shank design on Tatu deep rippers offers an aggressive contour that makes the shank pull into the ground deeper without extra weights to easily achieve penetration depths of 450mm (18-inches)

On the Baldan and Tatu deep rippers the level of breakout is also easily adjustable, and can be managed in the paddock while working to match even very severe conditions.

A further advantage of Baldan and Tatu deep rippers is offered through the unique design angle of their shanks.

This design offers an aggressive contour that makes the shank pull into the ground deeper and all this can be managed without the need for any massive additional weight.

This is why Baldan and Tatu deep rippers can be offered at affordable prices and still achieve penetration at maximum depths of 450mm (18-inches).

For growers that want the easiest of runs, these models can be optioned to include rear crumble rollers with greaseable or oil bath bearings.

There is adjustable down pressure, and front pivoting single coulters for cutting through trash such as wireweed.

Models in the Baldan and Tatu deep rippers range are offered in configurations of 5 to 25 shanks that relate to working widths from 2 to 10m (6.5 to 33ft), to suit most operations.

Serafin Machinery has now run the Baldan and Tatu deep rippers for a full season and growers have achieved some good results, to the point they intend to include ripper applications in their regular paddock rotations. For more model information contact Serafin machinery on 1300 737 586 or see the full range on the web at: