No-till machinery specialists Weaving Machinery unveiled their unique new Companion Crop drill, specifically designed to boost protection against soil compaction for maize and cover crops.
Manufactured in response to wide customer demand for a drill engineered to preserve soil structure when cultivating maize the drill is designed for zero-tillage systems but will also drill cover crops in a more conventional cultivation system.
An inter-row drill, the Companion Crop drill uses three coulters to plant grass seeds in between each row when maize reaches about a foot in height. This allows the soil to hold a much better structure, reducing compaction during harvest time.
“Weaving Machinery helps take the difficulty out of growing maize,” said Simon Weaving, Sales Manager at Weaving Machinery. “Whether you’re focused on maize or looking for a better choice for your cover crop, the Companion Crop Drill is a simple but sophisticated piece of machinery that boosts soil health while reducing your workload stress.”
Specifications of the IR6001M and the IR8001M
- Designed and built in the UK
- Mounted machine.
- 2-section fold.
- 8-row (27 coulters) or 6 row (21 coulters) machine.
- Weaving small seeds applicator.
- All electric metering.
- 320 L hopper.
- Double disc opener coulter.
- Rubber press wheel.
- Sprung tension.
- Simple pin depth control.
- 2 wing wheels either side of the machine to maintain frame’s levelness or depth.
- Hydraulic folding.
“The Companion Crop Drill is the first of its kind to make soil protection simple during maize production,” added Mr Weaving. “We’re delighted to share this first look of our exciting new drill with customers and friends at Cereals 2019.