The new 10m and 12m Terrano FM cultivators is the latest model in a growing range of Horsch products aimed at farmers operating a controlled traffic farming system.
The tine-based trailed cultivator features the same 4-bar design and 28cm tine spacing as the smaller 5m to 7m Terrano FM models currently available, making it ideal for shallow and deep cultivation in a wide range of conditions, yet without a high power requirement. The high clearance prevents clogging even in large quantities of harvest residue and the second-generation TerraGrip tines have 570kg release force to provide precise coulter control.
The new 10m and 12m Terrano features the same Revolver transport system as the larger Joker 10 and 12 RT, enabling it to be folded to a 3m transport width.
“Although a wide range of widths can be used in CTF, 9m, 10m and 12m CTF systems are proving the most popular, with combines, cultivators, drills and sprayers all working on common track width and spacing,” explains Stephen Burcham, General Manager at Horsch UK. “All of our 10m and 12m cultivators and drills are designed to be easily folded to a 3m, essential for flexibility when operating at these wider widths.”
The new Terrano joins Horsch’s leading range of 10m and 12m machines, which now includes the Joker disc cultivator, Sprinter tine drill and 12m Pronto disc drill.
P.X. Farms Ltd has 5670 acres of cultivated land in Cambridge under its stewardship and operates a 12m Joker RT cultivator and 12m Sprinter SW drill in a CTF system. “During my time in Australia and the US, I saw the benefits that CTF brings to farming. Improvements in machine efficiency, reduced input costs and better soil structure means an 18% to 20% increase in yield for no additional costs. That’s pure profit,” says managing director, James Peck.