Cultivation rollers

Cultivation rollers are an implement that has stood the test of time and will be here for years to come. FarmChief rollers are all designed to deliver the fine tilth finish, essential to even germination providing optimal seed-to-soil contact for cultivation.

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Rollmot roller
Rollmot roller with airseeder
Roller with airseeder
FarmChief - Rollmot with Airseeder cultivator

Features and Benefits

These cultivation rollers (available in 3m to 12m) have some stand-out features that others just don’t have, making them more effective and more resilient. The strongest roller rings in the market come with a six-year warranty and they’re combined with the most robust axle on the market, at a whopping 70mm of German steel. Made in France, their robust construction is paired with a cleverly-designed action to provide a level seed bed, When soil moisture is at a premium their high-pressure point is the perfect way to ensure seed germination, keep the soil compact, and cover the seeds with fine tilth. The heaviest and toughest rollers on the market, they maintain an even weight distribution ensuring stability on uneven ground. The contour-following outer rollers, with two pivots, rather than one, optimise performance along with the twin-ram levelling paddles.. Easy to transport – for contractors or farmers travelling between blocks – they’re the timesavers everyone needs.

Technical Specifications

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

Transport width

Roller ring diametre

Ring Type

Axle diameter

HP Required

450

4.50m

3100kg

2.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

70+

530

5.30m

3400kg

2.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

80+

630

6.30m

3735kg

2.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

90+

730

7.30m

4370kg

2.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

110+

830

8.30m

4905

2.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

120+

950

9.50m

5725kg

2.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

140+

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

Transport width

Roller ring diameter

Ring type

Axle diameter

HP Required

530

5.30m

3200kg

2.50m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

70+

630

6.30m

3500kg

2.50m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

85+

730

7.30m

4100kg

2.50m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

100+

830

8.30m

4600kg

2.50m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

120+

950

9.50m

6020kg

2.50m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

120+

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

Transport Width

Roller ring diameter

Ring type

Axle diameter

HP Required

1030

10.30m

6640kg

3.00m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

150+

1230

12.30m

7740kg

3.00m

530mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

180+

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

Transport width

Roller ring diameter

Ring type

Axle Diameter

HP Required

320

3.20m

1615kg

3.50m

620mm

Cambridge waved and breaker

70mm axle

60+

Philip's View

Phillip, Michelle and Sam Bell farm 900 hectares, running sheep, beef cattle and deer on medium to rolling hill country in North Loburn, Canterbury. Phillip says the mostly-clay base soils can get very wet and, when there’s an opportunity to cultivate, it needs to be seized-upon.

The Bell family’s focus has been on replacing native grasses with more modern varieties, with the end goal of increasing productivity. “So, spraying out and re-planting is most of what we’re doing.”

Phillip says their previous cultivators (traditional Cambridge rollers) left noticeable hummocks and caused challenges travelling between blocks. A change was needed.

Phillip has been working with Grant and the team at FarmChief for over 15 years and says they were his first port of call. “You always get good advice.” He trialed a Rollmot which, in addition to being easy to transport took him from a 3 metre pass to 6 metres, increasing efficiency. The paddles, and advanced design also helped provide the level seed bed, that Phillip was looking for. Doing all their own cultivation, Phillip says he’s like to think that they’d have the same system 10-15 years from now. “The cost of new gear always hurts, but It’s been well worthwhile.”

- Rollmax roller

Graeme's View

Graeme Burnett has a 300ha milking platform and 250ha run-off on flat to rolling country at Dacre on the Southland Plains between Invercargill and Edendale. It’s fully self-contained, doing all its own cropping. Graeme can’t speak highly enough of his FarmChief Airseeder and Rollmax Roller. “The accuracy of the seeder is unbelievable so far in everything I’ve done – right down to a cupful of seed. And it’s easy to calibrate.” He uses the seeder and roller for re-grassing, to sow 45ha of kale, plantain, summer turnips and barley. “It works really well.” Graeme says the rollers’ larger rings make a better job and are easier to pull. “The paddles at the front also make it less work and save time. I can do 5ha in an hour and it’s quick to do another pass. It’s certainly cut down our working time.” “We used to do the job with two rollers and it was hard to hook them up and also to transfer between farms. Now it’s easy.” He also had high praise for FarmChief’s service. “The back-up is brilliant, and the help in setting it up.”

- Rollmax Roller with Airseeder

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Todd Murray

Canterbury & Upper South - Salesmen

todd@farmchief.co.nz

Phone: 021 228 5677

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Phone:021 241 8951