Farm Rippers

Arguably the best farm rippers and chisel ploughs ever, these make compaction a thing of the past. Available in a range of widths, weights, and forms, to perfectly suit your situation, these subsoiler rippers will put any crop residue to bed.

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    Features and Benefits

    Eliminating tight, compacted soils (allowing them to drain and breathe) is a contemporary cultivation challenge – the result of intensive cropping and pressures on farm land and resources. Waterlogged paddocks, the compaction of heavy machinery, and constant cultivation at the same root depth can restrict plant root growth, and yields.

    FarmChief’s new generation cultivation rippers have technology that never takes a backward step, combined with robust engineering, the highest spec’d on the market, they’re recognised for their exceptional strength and reliability. These effective, and seriously tough customers, break the pan, shatter sub-soil and lift and loosen the ground, leaving an aerated but firm finish. Paddocks are set up for secondary or tertiary cultivation, together with the prospect of improved yields, healthier crops, and better soil structure.

    Choose from multiple rear roller options from discs, packer rollers, finger tines, cage rollers and double spike rollers.

    Technical Specifications

    Model

    Working width

    Weight approx.

    Working depth

    Tine spacing

    No. of tines

    HP Required

    SSE3 3

    2.60m

    498kg

    400mm

    867mm

    3

    60+

    SSE4 4

    2.60m

    549kg

    400mm

    650mm

    4

    80+

    SSE5 5

    2.60m

    600kg

    400mm

    520mm

    5

    90+

    Model

    Working width

    Weight approx.

    Working depth

    Tine spacing

    No. of tines

    Rear Roller

    HP Required

    SSDR 5-250

    2.50m

    1620kg

    600mm

    430mm

    5

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    80+

    SSDR 5-300

    3.00m

    2070kg

    600mm

    430mm

    5

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    100+

    SSDR 7-300

    3.00m

    2174kg

    600mm

    430mm

    7

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    140+

    SSDR 7-400

    4.00m

    2516kg

    600mm

    430mm

    7

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    200+

    SSDR 9-400

    4.00m

    2687kg

    600mm

    430mm

    9

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    240+

    SSDR 11-500

    5.00m

    3360kg

    600mm

    430mm

    11

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    350+

    Model

    Working width

    Weight approx.

    Working depth

    Tine spacing

    No. of tines

    Rear roller

    HP Required

    NSL 3

    3.00m

    1250kg

    300mm

    280mm

    11

    Cage roller or wavy discs

    120+

    NSL 3.5

    3.50m

    1520kg

    300mm

    273mm

    13

    Cage roller or wavy discs

    140+

    NSL 4.1 (folding)

    4.10m

    2500kg

    300mm

    280mm

    15

    Cage roller or wavy discs

    150+

    NSL 4.7 (folding)

    4.70m

    2700

    300mm

    280mm

    17

    Cage roller or wavy discs

    220+

    Model

    Working width

    Weight approx.

    Working depth

    Tine spacing

    No. of Tines

    HP Required

    3m Polibar

    3.00m

    780kg

    300mm

    500mm

    6

    170+

    4m Polibar

    4.00m

    1370kg

    300mm

    500mm

    8

    190+

    6m Polibar

    6.00m

    2150kg

    300mm

    500mm

    12

    220+

    Testimonials

    Alister's View

    Alister and Michelle Donald, together with son Jordan, farm 217 hectares of easy rolling country near Geraldine in South Canterbury. Their primary crop is lambs. 6,000 of them, over-wintered for sale in the spring. Accordingly around 25% of the farm is dedicated to winter feed, mostly kale and rape. That’s augmented by some cereal silage in the spring and some dairy grazing through the summer months. August and September are the busiest times for cultivation and that, says Alister, is where their SSDR XL Deep Ripper comes into its own, repairing feeding-out compaction. In the early years, (they’ve been on this property for coming-up eight years) they had ploughed using a contractor but decided to switch to completing all work themselves so a change was necessary and the deep ripper saves time and passes.

    “The ripper plays a big part in our cultivation. It covers twice as much ground as the plough and does a better job. It was also a good price.” Alister says he did some research before deciding on the FarmChief ripper. “They had the model that suited our 140hp tractor best and it had  features that others didn’t.” He’s particularly impressed by the wings on the tines that lift the soil profile, and the double spike roller that gives a firm and fine seedbed. “It does two or three jobs in one. You save time and fuel, and there’re fewer passes. The angle of the tines also makes penetration really easy.” “We have a heavy clay based soil and it does suffer from compaction. It can be an issue. The ripper lets us go down 500 mm and finds its depth quickly, and when you want to go deep, this is the best machine for the job. The secret is to travel at 9-10km/hr to get the shattering effect.” At 1300kg, Alister says it’s also easy to pick up and turn at the end of each run. With time being of the essence, the ripper can not only work more quickly but also handles conditions where a plough couldn’t work. “It’s far more forgiving and versatile.” “It’s there to do a job, and it does it well.” A recent modification is fitting optional side skirts that control the dirt that’s flung out and means there are no ridges from each pass.

    FarmChief have provided excellent after sale service and their product knowledge was also impressive says Alister.

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    North Island - Salesman

    matt@farmchief.co.nz

    Phone: 021 820 046

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    Canterbury & Upper South - Salesmen

    todd@farmchief.co.nz

    Phone: 021 228 5677

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    Southland & Otago - Salesman

    dean@farmchief.co.nz

    Phone: 021 228 4541