Farm Rippers

Arguably the best farm rippers 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

Stephen’s View

Stephen and Helen Rome, and son Scott, farm 530 hectares between Balfour and Riversdale in Northern Southland on soils that are predominantly heavy clay and alluvial river flat. Stephen has been working the family farm for over 30 years, growing cereals, running sheep, finishing lambs and grazing cows and heifers.

His interest in the NSL Chisel Plough was driven by wanting to reduce cultivation time. “We didn’t want to be continuously ploughing.”  To date it’s been used following cereal and short rotation crops such as kale which have been grazed by heifers or lambs.

Stephen has bought a bit of gear over the years from FarmChief, and says their fliers had kept the company and its brands to the fore. “They’re very good to deal with and nothing is a problem.”

He says the Chisel Plough, which is combined with double wavy discs, have been “very good” has done a good job of breaking up lumps, and got to a useful depth. “They’re also economical to operate.”

- NSL Chisel Plough

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.

- SSDR Ripper

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Matt McKillop

North Island - Salesman

matt@farmchief.co.nz

Phone: 021 820 046

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Phone: 021 228 5677

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Southland & Otago - Salesman

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Phone: 021 228 4541