The Terraland 3000HM7R – is the standard model being introduced to the UK, and works to 55 cm depth, although other models can work to 65 cms. It will retail at £21,404.
It offers a viable alternative to ploughing, and should appeal to arable farmers looking to restructure damaged soils – such as those growing a substantial acreage of root crops – but requires significantly less power.
The 3m model works behind tractors of 180hp – 220hp. The machine is made from high-strength Alform steel, which offers great durability and strength, enabling it to work in the harshest conditions.
The profile of the cultivating legs has three different operating angles, the first aiding penetration; the second designed to break deep set compaction, and the third completing a thorough soil and trash mixing operation before the rear roller consolidates the soil profile.
The legs are set in two rows with a 40cm gap between them. They are hydraulically protected, so they trip out of work and reset themselves to avoid stones and buried obstacles without disrupting or delaying work.
While Bednar offer a range of options on all elements of the machine, for UK the standard equipment will include 80mm chisel points, although 40mm and carbide/hardfaced versions of both sizes are available.
The UK specification also includes Bednar’s hydraulically adjustable double spiky roller, which provides excellent consolidation and is particularly adept at working in stony conditions, and the company’s side shields, which minimise sideways spread of soil and contribute to its ability to leave a well-levelled finish.