Knight Farm Machinery signaled a renewed presence in the cultivation market with the launch of its TopTill seedbed finisher at the recent Tillage-Live working demonstration at Deenethorpe Airfield, near Corby Northants.
This can work down any style of cultivation, including over-wintered ploughing, into a seedbed and leave it ready for drilling with no further work.
It uses leading paddles to level the soil ahead of a front roller. This is followed by cultivating tines that work the seedbed, which is finished by a double CrossKill roller.
All working elements are mounted on a floating sub-frame, with the cultivating discs mounted on an additional frame so their working depth can be adjusted independently.
The rear gang of the CrossKill roller can be lifted to release any stones that may become trapped during the operation.