Another common job, in these days and once the fertilizer is spread, is to compact the soil for cereals and pulse vegetables, this task is performed using a roller. Our friend Diego sent again some pictures about his compacting tasks. This job is carried out to take out stones in order to avoid potential problems in harvesting time.
As you can see in his pictures, he owns a fantastic Razol RVH-Toro cast-iron rings roller of 8m working width. We are surprised to see as Diego works with this type of roller when the crop is grown. As Diego said us, the crop doesn't suffer any problem (the working speed is about 10.5km/h if there aren't stones and 8km/h when the field has stones), but in our area, all farmers only uses this type of roller after sowing. Now, we always use a flat roller.
This cast-iron rings roller has 3 elements which are foldered at a distance of 2,5m for transport position. The lateral elements are pendular so as allow a good distribution for the weight and the good adaptation to the unevenness of the ground. An easy hydraulic folding system to change transport/working position, make this type of folding system very attractive for these tools. The Fendt 818 works pretty fine because the minimum required power is only of 80HP.
We recommend to visit Demoagro farm fair, where you will be able to test rollers with similar features.
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