David & Sally’s view
David and Sally Mavor, along with business partners John and Fionna McCarthy, farm a property at Lismore, near Ashburton in Mid Canterbury.
The 475 hectare block includes a 250 hectares dairy block, running 900 cows, with the remainder used for cropping and support. The property is mixture of Templeton silt loam, and some lighter soils.
David’s Express 3000 Speed Discs, trailed with ripper, are used for working-in crop after winter grazing. He says the advantage of the implement is that it deep rips the soil while working the top soil at the same time. “Two or three passes and it’s ready for drilling into spring cereals.”
“Turn-around is everything because time is important. This is helping us achieve that. The one cultivator, effectively does two jobs.
“We’ve cultivated 100 hectares with it, in one season, and it’s performed as we expected.”
David says he’s purchased other implements from FarmChief in the past. “So, we told them what the problem was and they came up with a solution.”
“Their service is really good, when they delivered they also made sure everything was set up, and they had good follow-up and spare parts service.
“We’re really happy with it.”
- Express 3000 Speed Disc c/w Bonnel Ripper