Robocrop is the original and best crop imaging system which achieves excellent row following by viewing multiple crop rows over a large area. Utilising the Robocrop grid matching technique accurate row following is possible even on narrow row cereals and multi-line (carrot type) rows. Images are analysed at a rate of 30 frames per second and the direction of the hoe adjusted via a hydraulic side shift with anti-backlash action. Accuracy is generally 15mm at the camera or with the addition of soil engaging discs better than 10mm accuracy is possible. Forward speeds of up to 12kph are common and higher speeds have been successfully employed. Garford hoes have been specially adapted to cope with these extreme speeds. Special pressure rams keep the soil engaging components “in work” and improve penetration in hard conditions. Garford`s unique Slash blades ensure no “slip by” of weeds adjacent to the row and also provide good foliage clearance to prevent stripping. Garford inter-row cultivators are custom built to suit customer’s requirements. Garford have experience in models for all row crops.
Every field and every crop is different, including the weeds that compete with our crops for light, water and nutrients. Efficient weed control is essential for highest harvest quality and secure yields. Do you want a clean field? The EC-Weeder is highly user-friendly and can be customized to the specific site and crop conditions.
See the EC-Weeder for yourself in the inter row weeding demo area at Cereals 2021!
OPICO offers a large range of interrow cultivator set ups primarily for maize, combinable crops and sugar beet. The hoes are mounted on parallelograms with individual depth wheels running between the crop rows. Working widths are available from 3m to 18m with different tine and share variants to suit different crops and row spacings.
All OPICO interrow cultivators can be guided manually or by tractor GPS. However, the Tillet and Hague camera guidance system is available across the range allowing the operator to work more effectively at high working speeds.
The range of rigid or hydraulic folding maize interrow cultivators are available in 3m to 12m working widths – row widths can be set from 50cm upwards. The machine can be mounted to the front or rear of the tractor and is fitted with S-tines and A Shares at 150mm wide as standard. The maize interrow cultivator is designed to hoe the weeds and or bury them depending on growth stage.
Interrow cultivators are also available in set ups suited to combinable crops with row spacings from 15cm and sugar beet with row spacings between 35cm and 50cm.