Williamson-Agri understand the challenges of opening up new cropping paddocks by ripping, in preparation of sowing the ground down for future no-till planting.
And in addition, Williamson-Agri’s range of efficient deep rippers can handle the disruption required for getting rid of profit-robbing hard pans in established paddocks.
Williamson-Agri ripper tines are designed to leave a surface that is ideal to sow into if adopting a one pass operation.
Williamson-Agri has developed their CT ripper range by combining current European advances, but then adding the required rugged Australian construction to efficiently solve any hard pan issues.
Because Williamson-Agri run their own farming operations they fully understand the pressures of retaining the health of the soil and know they have to offer machines that will increase a farms profitability.
With their willingness to build to suit customers individual requirements, Williamson-Agri has become specialist problem solvers for many small to medium size farms as well as broadacre.
A major part of the builds are for Vineyards, with their 2 and 4 tine models able to combat the negative effects of compaction in sandy soil, caused by drip irrigation.
In addition, Williamson-Agri’s 2 and 4 tine machines are a perfect fit for many dairy and small farming operation.
The company is happy to work with small family farm operations on an individual need.
Williamson-Agri has shown countless farmers who have been working with lightweight imported machines, how a more heavy-duty solution will quickly clear up any issues they had previously.
The very noticeable point of difference with the Williamson-Agri CT ripper range, it that it has adopted the latest release European-crafted curved tines.
According to Williamson-Agri this offers a range of benefits over conventional tine rippers.
Firstly, preliminary results from paddock trials are showing that Williamson-Agri rippers maintain a healthier seedbed over conventional shaped tines.
The narrow 15mm hardened steel shank is engineered to reduce top-soil disturbance, leaving a more level seedbed for accurate seed placement and consistent germination.
The most distinctive function of the Williamson-Agri CT rippers are how the laterally curved tines, are able to exert sideways force on difficult hard pans.
The end result is maximal subsoil movement and fracturing of the hard pan, allowing effective use of moisture and root growth.
This is also important in the breakdown of chemical barriers on the pan that often builds up in current farming systems.
An additional benefit of the 15mm tine is to maintain residual organic matter on the soil surface, reducing risk of erosion from both wind and water.
The Williamson-Agri CT rippers are shown to work well in sandy soils and have positive feedback after trials with Mallee Sustainable Farmers and the University of South Australia.
Another interesting finding from paddock trials was that the curved tines used less fuel on the tractor.
Williamson-Agri CT rippers offer fuel savings of up to 15% compared to conventional tine rippers, and this represents a significant operational cost saving.
The unique curved tine design blends efficiency with effectiveness; an efficient workhorse that can dive aggressively into the hardest of soils.
Williamson-Agri has made sure the frame and clamps are built strongly to withstand the toughest local rugged ground conditions.
And have added hydraulic breakouts into the design.
Growers and Ag contractors can order Williamson-Agri CT rippers in 4 to 12 tine configurations and be able to cover up to 6m (20ft) in the one-pass.
These rippers are available in either 3-point linkage or as trailed drawbar models. They are ideally matched with tractors power from of 88 to 441kW (120 to 600hp).
And in addition, Williamson-Agri will custom make a CT ripper to any specification to suit a particular requirement.
Standard models are built with 9mm wall RHS for the frame, while the tine clamps are made from 28mm plate.
Impressive 29mm (1 1/8-inch) bolts hold the clamps to the frame. Tines are made from Boron steel for the utmost flexibility and strength.
Technical information on the CT ripper range is available at www.williamsonagri.com.au
Or contact Adam in the Hunter Valley NSW on tel: 0409 367 887 or Rosemary in SE Queensland on Tel: 0423 680 019.