Dutch machine manufacturer Zocon has built a 15-meter-wide precision harrow with a tine spacing of 2.2 centimeters. The purpose of this precision harrow is to address weeds in vulnerable crops at an early stage.
The pressure on the 7 mm long tines is hydraulically adjusted by modifying the subframe with stainless steel plates, which is located under the main frame. The stainless steel subframe ensures even pressure on the tines at any working height, ranging from 100 grams to 5 kilograms. To maximize the number of tines (a total of 683 mm on a 15-meter-wide harrow), the Zocon precision harrow has seven rows of tines.
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According to Zocon, the precision harrow has a high ground clearance. You can adjust the tines at an angle of 130 degrees. The heavy frame ensures the harrow’s stability when operating in the field, which enhances its accuracy, says Zocon.
Also usable as a crust breaker Due to the various adjustment options, the harrow can be set to work both in a trailing and a stabbing mode. As a result, the machine can be used in nearly all crops and at all weed pressure stages. The precision harrow is suitable for sandy and clay soils and can also be used as a crust breaker.
Zocon reports that the precision harrow will be available from early 2024. The asking price (without options) is as follows:
The manufacturer will showcase the 15-meter-wide precision harrow for the first time at the Agritechnica trade fair from November 12 to 18 in Hannover, Germany (D.).