Simpler, folding grass roller launched

Simpler, folding grass roller launched

Friday, March 11, 2011

In response to farmer demand for a folding grass roller, OPICO has introduced a simpler and lower cost alternative to those it already supplies.

The new farmer version of the HE-VA Grass Roller has a smaller diameter tube - 600mm rather than the 710mm of the original model which is preferred by contractors, says OPICO. "It has a working width of 6.3 metres (20ft), and incorporates HE-VA's tried and tested Special Active Transfer (SAT) weight distribution system. This ensures even pressure across the whole working width when rolling. A three-section tip folding design allows each section to float independently, while centre pivots on each section ensure ground contours are followed."

Water ballasting can significantly increase the working weight of the Grass Roller. However, the tractor hp requirement is said to be surprisingly low due to the 600mm diameter roller and 60mm axles that ensure low rolling resistance.

Getting from field to field speedily is important, so the HE-VA Grass Roller can be folded to a transport width of 2.5m from the tractor seat, using two double acting hydraulic services.

The new farmer model of the HE-VA Grass Roller costs £9,781+VAT. More information on this and also the larger contractor model which supports harrow and seeder attachments, can be found at www.opico.co.uk, or call 01778 421111.

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