Rotary Hoe/Spike Rotor

The FarmChief Falc Rotoking will save you in cultivation costs and time, due to its versatility and the applications it can cover.

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Features and Benefits

There’s not much this adaptable implement can’t do. In fact, some owners use it for complete cultivation jobs – start to finish. (Though it’s also very effective as a secondary cultivator, after ploughing or out of crop.) This is where its flexibility truly shines. Hardworking, powerful and built to last, they can penetrate straight into old pasture, pugged crop ground or even stubble. It’s also difficult to fault their incorporating ability. They bury trash and stones, break up pan, work in fertiliser, and deliver a perfect, level seedbed often in one pass. Requiring less power than some comparable implements, it also has a variable gearbox to suit differing New Zealand soil and residue conditions, and proves itself, time and again, up and down the land. Compact, yet easy to operate, it allows operators to work up a whole range of conditions with the one, useful implement.

Technical Specifications

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

No. of spikes (Rotoking)

No. of hoe blades (Rotary hoe)

No. of blades (Terraking)

HP Required

E2500

2.50m

1130kg

40

54

80

60+

E3000

3.00m

1250kg

46

66

96

60+

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

No. of spikes (Rotoking)

No. of hoe blades (Rotary hoe)

No. of blades (Terraking)

HP Required

FL2500

2.50m

1450kg

46

54

80

80+

FL3000

3.00m

1550kg

54

66

96

80+

Model

Working width

Weight approx.

No. of spikes (Rotoking)

No. of hoe blades (Rotary hoe)

No. of blades (Terraking)

HP Required

GL3000

3.00m

1850kg

60

72

104

120+

GL3500

3.50m

2300kg

70

84

120

120+

Testimonials

Jonny's View

Jonny Elder, and wife Michelle, farm 460 ha’s of fairly heavy, clay soils on rolling country near Balfour in Northern Southland. They run ewes, fatten lambs and have a mix of beef calves and Friesian bulls.

Jonny’s focus, in choosing implements, was cutting down on passes. While fairly happy with his Falc Rotoking, (“They’re good for breaking up turf and lumps and coping with rocks”) he decided to trade it in and upgrade from his F model to the wider, heavier G model.

Jonny says the heavier G model is better at dealing with the rugged terrain and achieves a good seed bed – after just one pass.

He uses the Rotoking either directly behind the plough, or for a second pass after discing-up winter crops. Brassicas are typically in the ground for 1-2 years, and then back into young grass.

Jonny says the Rotoking cuts down on the tractor use, considerably. And it’s not too hard on the tractor itself either.

“In our situation, it saves a fair bit of time. And anything I can do to save on time is valuable.”

- FarmChief Falc Rotoking

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