BEDNAR FMT is going to introduce six brand new products and two machines which were presented at the SIMA trade fair in France.
The most-awaited new product will be the OMEGA OO 8000 L which will extend the seed drill series, which comprises of three machines to date. The machines come onto the market at the beginning of or during 2018.
The new OMEGA OO 8000 L is extending the seed drill series which had been produced with a working width of 3 and 6 metres. With the launch of the new generation of “L” seed drills (where “L” stands for light design consisting of a plastic hopper), the working width has been extended by two metres. The machine with a cross-shaped disc section will deliver a high daily output, making it possible to meet the required farming deadlines. The hopper has been extended by 500 litres, which means that the maximum capacity is now 4,000 litres .
Machines from the OMEGA series allow various types of crops to be seeded with an inter-row spacing of 12.5 or 16.5cm, with a highly variable seed rate both in the conventional and minimization soil tillage system. The PSP system comes as standard – the disc seed coulters place seeds at an identical seed depth along the entire width of the machine and impeccably contour unevenness of the ground both in the longitudinal and transverse direction.
The OMEGA OO 3000 L seed drill premiered at the SIMA trade fair in France in February, which is ideal for small farms, will also be on display.
The first representative of the new product category of chisel ploughs for strip tillage of soil is the Terrastrip ZN 8R/45. As the name suggests, it is an 8-share chisel plough with an inter-row spacing of 45cm, suitable for soil tillage for sugar beet. The total width of the machine on display is 3.6m. By eliminating area-wide soil tillage, there is a lower risk of water and wind erosion.
Also to be exhibited is the Terraland chisel plough. This is a time-tested and popular chisel plough in a mounted design, with a 3m working width, where each of the 7 shares is secured hydraulically. It processes soil up to a depth of 65cm and has a positive effect on regeneration of the entire soil profile below the compacted layers which are produced as a result of ploughing to the same depth and the use of heavy machinery. This technology is ideal for tracks and headlands. Before establishment of oilseed rape and maize crops, area-wide soil tillage to a depth of approx. 55cm is recommended.
A new category is the universal VERSATILE VO tine cultivator. It is primarily designed for pre-sowing preparation of areas with a larger quantity of after-harvest residues or for intensive stubble tillage up to 15cm, thanks to the horizontal non-stop spring securing of each tine.
The machine tines are arranged in 5 rows. This design allows for excellent throughput of the material through the machine. Thanks to the perfect overlapping of the shares, even undercut of the land is delivered. The transport axle is situated in the middle of the machine which reduces the turning radius on headlands.
Another new machine to make its debut at Agritechnica is the ATLAS AE. It is a wide-mesh trailed cultivator of a short concept designed to deliver a high daily output and save costs – thanks to its wide working width and high working speeds. Its main advantages include the X-shaped arrangement of the discs, which prevents drifting of the machine, and positioning of the transport axle in front of the working discs. With this design, the machine does not sway while working.
The ROW-MASTER RN 9000 S is an 18-row inter-row cultivator designed to disrupt soil crusts and regulate weed in sugar beet crops. The cultivator features various working sections (shares, chisels, covering tines) which can be set in a variety of ways so that it can be possible to easily reflect the current soil conditions and the crop size. Each unit works on a parallelogram seated in silent-blocks. This unique and maintenance-free solution produces constant pressure on the support wheel. The cultivator can be equipped with the CultiCam scanning optical system which can navigate the machine as early as from the emergence of two genuine sugar beet leaves. This allows very early inter-row cultivation.
The SWIFTER SO 6000 L is a pre-sowing compactor which is able to prepare the plot for seeding in just a single pass. A great advantage is the overall springing of the work frames thanks to the system which allows work with the machine at high working speeds of up to 15km/hour. Swifter now allows crosskill-finish for greater consolidation of the seed bed.