Print this page
Thursday, 28 April 2016 07:55

Multidisc tillage tool uses little power

Written by 
Tulip Multidisc series. Tulip Multidisc series.

Dutch implement maker Tulip is known for delivering quality arable products, and its Multidisc series is proven cost effective, a minimum tillage tool with unique disc suspension.

Minimal moving parts, heavy duty bearing housings and a shock absorbing rubber mounting system lowers the power requirement and removes the need for increased frame weight to get penetration.

In work the aggressive action of the serrated discs and large inter-gang clearances allow the machine to form one-pass seedbeds in stubble or cover crops, as it is able to deal with lots of crop residue.

Available in working widths 2-12m, the Multidisc range is now bigger: the XL and XXL versions have discs of 56cm and 61cm, respectively.

Also, the Multidisc Vario S offers five cultivator tines over a 3m working width, laid out in a vee formation.

This is said to ensure rapid residue flows through the machine and lower power requirement than machines with tines fitted in straight banks.

Accumulator based overload protection guards each tine against damage from hitting junk in the ground.

For operators wanting cultivation and seeding in one pass the Polymat Compact airseeder has offered the answer, but until now this suited only rigid machines. The recently launched H version has a folding seeder bar that can be used with wider cultivators that fold for transport.

Seed hoppers come in a range 400-750L to match 8-24 outlet setups.

The hydraulically driven system is controlled by an in-cab electronic terminal and offers users the opportunity to cultivate and establish crops at speed: a 6m unit typically covers 8ha/h. 

More like this

Lemken making parts last longer

Wearing parts for soil engaging implements are a hefty cost for any farmer or contractor, so selection should be based on factors such as prevailing conditions and areas to be covered.

Less tillage key to barley record

The grower of what’s probably a new world record for barley yield says a switch to a reduced tillage system five years ago laid the foundations for this summer’s success.

» The RNG Weather Report


Soil moisture: no more looking over the fence

Farm manager Bryan Mitchell describes as brilliant the SCADAfarm systems that allow him to remotely monitor and manage the irrigation of his 300ha of leased grazing land near Kirwee.


Separation gives constant result

Effluent separation offers a number of unique advantages, and opportunities that other systems don’t offer, says farm equipment manufacturer Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL) Group.

Cultivating the right way

Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.