MANAGING STUBBLES WITH THE RAZORBACK RESIDUE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Headed by Martin Lole, a farmer and engineer who has enjoyed a successful career as the driving force behind several leading UK vegetation and conservation agriculture brands, Razorback draws on over 100 years of combined industry knowledge shared by our experienced engineering, sales and service teams. Designed with superior quality, strength and versatility in mind, Razorback products undergo extensive testing during the development process to give operators piece of mind, knowing they have invested in tried and tested solutions. It’s on our own trial farm in Worcestershire that we developed a number of residue management systems including the Auto-Level hedgecutter with Co-Pilot technology as well as our latest development the RT Series rotary mower and RH Series trailed harrow.
Award Winning Slug & Weed Control
Launched earlier this year at LAMMA, the mower and harrow combination was developed to compliment direct drilling establishment by providing a reliable cultural control method for minimising weed and pest pressure. In recognition of this, the duo was awarded Gold at the LAMMA Innovation Awards in the Arable category and went on to win the LAMMA Founders Award for best overall innovation at the show. The judges commended the innovations ability to actively encourage a flush of weeds ahead of drilling and its potential for reducing reliance on molluscicides as a result of disrupting slug habitats. The mower and harrow combination work by consolidating two passes into a single operation, saving users time and diesel.
Stubbles are chopped and distributed evenly across the full working width whilst the trailed harrow shatters residue to significantly reduce slug habitats, providing a cultural control method and reducing chemical applications.
The trailed harrow features five rows of adjustable extra stiff 28” tines that offer high frequency vibration which enhance the shatter action to accelerate straw decomposition and stimulate weed chit. When following the RT Series rotary mower, stubbles can be topped, distributed and the surface stimulated to promote a flush of weeds and volunteers ahead of Autumn drilling in one pass.
By encouraging an even flush of weeds and volunteers’ growers can make better use of their available chemistry to achieve an effective weed kill.
Versatility and high spec as standard
In addition to its arable applications, the Razorback mower and harrow combination suits a wide variety of tasks including tidying up headlands and reinvigorating grassland by removing thatch from the lower levels of the sward.
Available in 5 and 7.5 metre widths both the mower and harrow are designed and built here in the UK. The RT Series rotary mower features double skin construction, full length replaceable skid shoes, and high specification Bondioli and Pavesi gearboxes and driveshafts. Unlike many rotary mowers, gearbox skirting protects the gearbox’s shaft seals and bearings from residue, string and wire which can cause unnecessary damage if left open to the elements. It is design elements like this that makes us proud to offer machines of a superior build quality that will stand the test of time.
For more information on any of the products in the Razorback range get in touch with our team on 01905 347347.
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