LAMMA 2017 saw see the introduction of Weaving Machinery’s new CropChop – a knife roller designed to bruise and crush plants, when drilling through dense cover crops and standing crop residues.
The Weaving CropChop consists of two 380mm Ø rollers fitted with staggered hard wearing boron steel blades, which bruises and conditions crop residues speeding up decomposition. A staggered configuration of the blades provides minimal movement of soil and weed seeds complementing direct drilling systems. The double row roller provides twice the chopping action which is particularly advantageous when used in dense, tall, thick and woody crops.
The CropChop flattens and crushes the standing canopy helping to prevent moisture loss in the seed bed which can be a problem in seed establishment in dry conditions.
Chopped leaf matter is integrated into the seedbed focusing nutrients around the growing seeds when they are most needed. The CropChop is an effective tool for organic and traditional farming methods reducing the need for Glyphosate and chemical desiccation.
Uses a self aligning steering frame combined with a steering damper as standard across all models stabilising the machine and providing equal pressure across the whole of the working width.
The Weaving CropChop is available in either 3 Metre rigid or 4 Metre hydraulic folding models with the ability to use the machine as a front or rear mounted implement. Prices for a 3 Metre model start at £3,800 + VAT.