Rotary cultivator gives organic matter a boost

  • Maschio is introducing the SC Pro-Bio rotary cultivator to target cover crop incorporation culminating in improved soil organic matter
  • The SC Pro-Bio will be on display at LAMMA Show in January, on the OPICO stand in Hall 6

Product Manager, Dominic Burt, commented “We feel the time is right to introduce this shallow cultivator.  The SC Pro-Bio has been designed to break down and incorporate crop residues, cover crops and green manures.  Plant debris is mulched and mixed with fine soil in the top few centimetres, greatly accelerating the decomposition and transformation of residue into compost-like material.’

He continued; ‘Adding a Maschio front flail mower to the operation can further improve mulching and organic matter breakdown, particularly in thick cover.”

Suitable for tractors between 110hp and 170hp, the SC Pro-Bio is equipped with 6 ‘L’ type blades per flange and can be set at 540rpm or 1000rpm with a rotor speed of up to 300rpm.

To guarantee the same depth across the whole working width 2.8m or 3.1m, the SC Pro-Bio has four depth wheels to ensure optimum stability and uniformity when doing shallow work.  Working at depths of 3cm – 6cm the SC Pro-Bio can work to speeds of up to 10km/hr.

To aid aeration the bonnet adjusters can be adjusted hydraulically from the tractor seat to allow perfect control of soil mixing.