HE-VA launched a new 3m split-folding V-Profile Front Press at the Highland Show to add to its range of front presses.
Designed to be more manoeuvrable on narrow rural roads, the machine hydraulically splits into two vertical sections which, at a 2.13m transport width, make turning into tight gateways a much easier task.
However, size does not matter when it comes to performance and, like the rigid 3m model and larger folding models, the press is available with either a 600mm or 700mm castellated pressed steel V-profile ring to offer optimum consolidation, whilst having a sharp rib to maximise clod crushing. Available with spacing of 125 mm (600mm rings) and 156mm (700mm rings), with a scraper between each ring, the press offers full width consolidation on light or heavy land.
The rings can turn individually but are linked by a series of lugs that ensure they all drive together, ensuring the machine will not be phased even by the wettest, sticky conditions.
The machine can be fitted with an optional shattaboard, which is hydraulically adjustable from the tractor seat, increasing the cultivation action and allowing the machine to level, crush and consolidate in one pass ahead of the drill.
The Front Press has a long headstock and effectively becomes an extension of the front of the tractor when attached, ensuring that it follows the nose of the tractor steering smoothly even at speed. The headstocks are designed to take the forces produced even when using a shattaboard.
Commenting, James Woolway, OPICO Managing Director said, ‘This new 3m folding front press will allow customers working with narrow lanes to have access to a best-selling product so that, whatever their soil type, road width and field entry, they can use this simple one-pass cultivator ahead of the drill.’
The new 3m split-folding V-Profile Front Press will be on the OPICO stand at the Highland Show [Agricultural area, Avenue R] and retails at £5,097 for the 600mm version and £5,978 for the 700mm version.
Photo caption: HE-VA 3m split-folding V-Profile Front Press