OPICO has launched a mounted version of the HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator. It enables worn grassland to be overseeded in just one pass, so fields are rejuvenated without taking them out of production. It can also be used for reseeding cultivated land.
The Sward Rejuvenator consists of an aggressive Shattaboard with slicing plates, 2 rows of heavy duty harrow tines, an Air 8 grass seeder and a Star roller.
The slicing plates and harrow tines break up and level the soil surface in front of the grass seed outlets. The soil is then firmed behind by the heavy 600mm diameter Star roller, which also breaks any clods produced by the front equipment to leave a fine tilth for grass seed to germinate in.
The aggressive slicing plates and harrow action make the Sward Rejuvenator ideal for use in badly poached fields which require restoration.
It can also be used – minus the seeder – for harrowing grassland to remove trash and stimulate grass growth, and for molehill levelling.
The mounted HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator has a 3m working width, and together with an Air 8 seeder, retails at £16,213 + VAT. The trailed version, launched at last year’s Royal Welsh Show, retails from £20,909 + VAT (including seeder).