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Clearing rough heather and gorse moorland as well as keeping pastureland in good order through the summer months is bread and butter for contractor Jim Rodger in the Scottish borders.
“We chose the Gaspardo Mirka maize drill because of its mechanical simplicity and heavy build quality. It’s not the cheapest on the market but we knew it would reliably put seed in at the right depth and spacing in our stoney conditions.” Mark Andrew, Mark Andrew Ltd
All new Strautmann forage wagons are now fitted with a galvanised chassis, new rear door load sensors and improved ISOBUS connectors to improve the longevity and reliability of machines.
“The Combi-Disc’s main role is seedbed creation before and after the beet crop and this is where it’s highly versatile and adaptable,” explains David Metheringham, farmer.
Glenn Bootman, OPICO Territory Manager, has taken on the additional role of Product Specialist for the HE-VA brand.
Farmers and contractors looking for a new plough are currently spoilt for choice. Last month Profi approached Maschio for their driving impression feature.
Profi magazine looks at 3 pre-owned wagons from 2009, 2012 and 2015 and highlights what to look for when buying a second-hand model. The most noteworthy change over the last 10 years being the introduction in 2010 of the CFS pick up.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with C&O Tractors to include HE-VA cultivation machinery and SKY grain drills.
A change in feeding regime has enabled one family business to make better use of co-products and improve margins on its beef finishing unit.
"The Strautmann might not be the cheapest option on the market but the quality of chop and the improved efficiency of the whole operation certainly pays off for us as contractors and our customers" James Vickery, Contractor.
OPICO Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Agriplus Limited to their Strautmann dealer network.
Expecting to be on sale in the UK this autumn a new bigger and ‘beefed up’ semi-mounted Mirco plough will be on the Maschio stand for an exclusive showing at LAMMA19.
Designed to assist in cover crop destruction, the Top-Cutter can be fitted as an option to HE-VA front presses, rolls and Disc-Rollers.
Anyone looking at replacing a power-harrow drill should seriously consider the current deal being offered on Maschio’s Alitalia combination. At £25,000 for a 3m machine it represents serious value for money.
Each wing section can be run in float allowing it to hug undulations as it travels across the field and it is this contour following capability that enables the machine to consistently produce a uniform surface finish.
Strautmann Verti-Mix mixer wagons also offer flexibility and can be configured to meet individual farm requirements.
Distributed under the OPICO, HE-VA and Maschio brands OPICO will have the right grassland machine for the job.
In response to farmer demand for a low cost ‘no frills’ small mixer wagon, OPICO launched the Strautmann Verti-Mix 1201 into the UK at Agriscot.
Re-designed sward lifter to be launched at LAMMA'19 making it even more robust than its predecessor.