The Sumo factory was opened up to the public this month, and with several new launches on display, there were a record number of guests through the door.
‘Both days were a fantastic success and we’ve had some really positive feedback from both current and potential customers’ said Simon Herring, Sumo’s Managing Director. ‘The downturn in farm incomes coupled with the strong pound means that here at Sumo we’ve had to adapt to that, and we feel that we offer a range of equipment that keeps establishment costs low. Alongside this, we offer several finance packages that can be tailored to suit customer’s specific requirements.’
The companies Technical Director Shaun Wealleans sees a positive future for Sumo. ‘Our appetite for innovation and quality remains unchanged and coupled with new owners and a stable financial position means that the future’s bright with Sumo. The core team are all set to respond to whatever the market throws at us, ensuring that any machine bought will be backed up by us for its lifetime.’
Alongside the product line up, Sumo have added several machines into the mix:
Designed to till, level and press on a variety of conditions, the Mounted Multipress works on stubble through to ploughed land. Featuring heavy duty spring loaded auto reset tines, it has 310mm wide quick-fit points that help give a good mix in stubble cultivation. For ploughing, narrow points are available. Row spacing on the machine is set to 300mm, with a 750mm beam clearance. Working depth is from 25mm-250mm, with hydraulically adjustable levelling paddles across the full width of the machine. .
Bolt on segment, spoked design, to allow interchangeability and ease of replacement when the packer is worn out.
Channel – very low wear of the packer rings due to soil filling the channel shape, protecting the ring with soil to soil contact. Suitable for shallow cultivating, can be used as a double roller to ensure more intensive consolidation. Spoked design to allow soil to flow, ensuring a good levelling effect.
Sharp – For use on heavy soils to slice and crack clods, the wide shouldered ring design ensures good consolidation and stops bulldozing on lighter soils. Can be used as a double roller to ensure more intensive consolidation and clod cracking. Spoked design to allow soil to flow, ensuring a good levelling effect.
Roller – Convex wide ring design ensures good consolidation when shallow cultivating. Can be used as a double roller to ensure more intensive consolidation. Spoked design to allow soil to flow, ensuring a good levelling effect.
DD Toolbar (Direct Drill)
A mounted disc drill to be used in conjunction with a front hopper. An low disturbance disc drill designed to work into a zero or no-till seed bed, previous crop residues and cover crops. Seeding units are mounted on spring pressurized parallelograms, which allows for contour following and down force adjustment. A single 450mm disc set at an angle cuts through the soil and opens up a trench which seed is placed into. A spiked wheel then follows which breaks the trench wall and covers the seed with soil and firms the seeding area. Row spacing is 200mm and has a drilling depth range of 12mm-100mm with manual adjustment. The seeding elements fold vertically for road transport and a full road lighting kit is fitted as standard.
A mounted 3m tine drill to be used in conjunction with a front hopper. The DTS is a strip-till drill designed to work directly into previous year’s crop residues, and will work equally well with a min-till or a plough based system. Seeding units are mounted on hydraulically pressurized parallelograms, which allow for contour following and down force adjustment.
Reintroduced to the Sumo product line up, the Sumoforma is designed to create steep sides with a wide furrow bottom allowing normal wheel/tyre equipment to be used on subsequent operations. All bodies have top forming lids.
Integral bar point subsoiling enabling soil to be loosened below the furrow bottom and to help keep the machine running in a straight line. The bar point is held in place by a hardened pin. Once removed the point can be dropped down to any depth and is especially shaped to allow a replacement to be welded to it enabling all of the material to be worn away.
The 4 bed Sumoforma is designed to form four beds in one pass i.e. 3 full and 2 halves.
Both Sumoformas have telescopic toolbars as an option to run a bed loosening tine through the outer half beds.