Print this page
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:34

Versatile machine

Written by  Staff Reporters
The Pöttinger Terradisc compact disc harrow. The Pöttinger Terradisc compact disc harrow.

The Pöttinger Terradisc compact disc harrow lends itself to a wide range of applications throughout the arable season.

It is said to be a versatile machine, whether incorporating cover crops in spring, stubble cultivation in summer and seedbed preparation in autumn.

Available with working widths between 3 and 10 metres, the key design feature is a twin arm system that has twin disc carriers and a wide clamping bracket.

This has the effect of holding the 580mm discs at a precise, stable angle, that in turn means the soil profile is moved effectively. The set up also prevents lateral movement making the machine very effective in heavy soils or dry conditions.

The disc carriers are manufactured from high strength cast iron, creating resistance to stress and a long service life, while rubber elements act as overload protection and allow an upward movement is hidden objects are encountered.

Said to be able to deal with high volumes of organic matter thanks to a large under- frame clearance and the aggressive angle of the discs, Terradisc creates an homogeneous mixing of soil and plant residues at working depths of 5 to 15 cm, regulated by springs clips at the front of the machine.

More like this

Front hopper seed drill eases sowing pressure

Austrian tillage and seed drill manufacturer Pöttinger has expanded its range of Aerosem pneumatic seed drills, with the addition of 4 metre and 5 metre folding versions units with a front hopper.

Pottinger Novacat goes large

Austrian manufacturer Pottinger has added the NOVACAT 402 ED to its range, claiming that with a working width of 3.88 metres, it is the biggest rear-mounted mower with conditioner on the market.

Mowers get a makeover

Well known throughout New Zealand over the past 18 years, Pottinger has redesigned its rear-mounted Novadisc mowers to incorporate a side pivot mounting.

16 rotors make a big HIT

Aimed at large farmers or contractors looking to produce high quality forage quickly, Austrian manufacturer Pottinger has announced a new flagship for its HIT tedder range.


New investment in spirulina production

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Sustainable Food & Fibres Futures Fund will invest in a project to assess the viability of larger scale production of spirulina in New Zealand.

Lely offerings for the future

Dutch robotic specialist Lely launched a new farm management application called Horizon at its recent Future Farm Days 2020.