Cereals 2022: Redesigned tined weeder added to Einbock line-up – Farmers Weekly

Norfolk-based importer Terrington Machinery has broadened its vary of tined weeders with the arrival of Einbock’s new Aerostar-Fusion.

Though nonetheless in prototype type, the implement is anticipated to garner eager curiosity from natural growers of maize, cereals, potatoes and veg crops on the lookout for a software to knock out weeds by means of the primary half of the rising season.

Central to the design is a hydraulic ram that pivots the mounting rails to make the motion of the tines roughly aggressive – from a lightweight tickle to a comparatively aggressive 6kg of downforce, which Terrington reckons ought to be sufficient to break by means of the crust of dry floor.

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The 7mm-diameter, 530mm-lengthy tines are individually spring loaded and have a hooked finish that faces ahead to chunk into the topsoil and chip out small weed crops.

Like Einbock’s different tined weeders, the Aerostar-Fusion is designed to make common passes, engaged on the idea that the crop may have a stronger root base than the weeds. As such, there’s little or no house – simply 28mm – between the tines and no gaps to enable the rows of crop to move by means of freely.

In cereals, the working season can run from across the three-leaf stage by means of till the crop is roughly 1ft tall.

The implement is linkage mounted, with its pitch decided by the place of small depth wheels on the rear. Operating pace is 3-8kph.

The 6.2m mannequin pictured has an inventory worth of about £15,000, however 9.2m and 12.2m variants can even be accessible. Options embrace carbide-tipped tines and a pneumatic seeder that mounts on prime.

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