Models

There are two models of Band Tillage machine available with options for row spacing and rotary blades.
*The design & technology is patented by Precision Cultivation. 

 

P3050

  • 3 meter width
  • 6 rows at 500 mm spacing
  • Option of rotary hoe L blades or straight spike blades

P3075

  • 3 meter width
  • 4 rows at 750 mm spacing
  • Option of rotary hoe L blades or straight spike blades

 

Please refer to video to see how the machine works

 

Product Validation

The Band Tillage machine has been tested across different regions in New Zealand on a range of soil types including silt, sand, loam and heavy clay. As the machine has been developed within an agricultural contracting business, it has been subjected to some very hard testing across thousands of hectares. Lincoln University conducted trials comparing conventional cultivation to the Band Tillage machine.

 

The results of this trial showed the advantages that this machine has over any other equipment, with better seed strike, reduced cost of crop establishment, reduced soil erosion and less soil compaction.

Better seed strike occurs as the machine has pto driven rotors which produce a fine seed bed, improving soil contact with the seed. In addition the single pass, and the uncultivated bands of soil improve the moisture retention in the soil. 


The reduced cost of crop establishment is a result of the one-pass cultivation and planting versus up to five passes when cultivated and planted conventionally. 

Soil Erosion is reduced as there are uncultivated bands which hold together better than the cultivated soil. Remaining thatch or crop residue on the uncultivated bands can also offer wind protection to the establishing seedlings. 

The band tillage machine removes soil compaction allowing for better root growth.  Due to a combination of these benefits, crop yields have been seen to improve.