28 July 2011

Gascón RT-R Disc Harrow

For this season and after we have seen a few brands like Kverneland, Razol, Kuhn, Torpedo, La Sidero, Solano-Horizonte, Noli,..., a few models and different configurations, we have bought a new disc harrow.
We chose RT-R Gascón. This Spanish brand has a strong presence in the farm markets, it has all features we were looking for, farmers' comments show the quality is optimal and the price is very competitive.

This tool type is great for our soil (hard and dry) in summer when we want to crush stubbles working with big or medium deep. Our disc harrow is a small tool because we will use our Deutz-Fahr Agrotron 85 (99ph) to work with it.

We have another old Halcón disc harrow which works very fine but its discs are very worn and we must do an important investment to remodel it. I think we will have more options when we will be working with our new disc harrow.

The most important features of our disc harrows are:
  • Nº of discs: 22
  • Diameter disc: 660mm
  • Double waterprof on each side of double conical bearing.
  • Lifting hydraulic control of wheels
  • Adjustable linkage bar
  • Hydraulic adjustment angle of discs
  • Max working angle: 45º
  • Weight: 1850kg
  • Discs spacing: 24mm
  • Front toothed disc and rear flat disc. They are Bellota.

As soon as we use our disc harrows we will record a new video which will be publish in our YouTube channel and you will be notified.

You can see our pictures from Picasa.

21 July 2011

Fercam 2011

We went to visit Fercam Farm Fair on the last Sunday. This Farm Fair is performed in a town called Manzanares near of mine and despite of it has been the 51st fair, we couldn't visit it before because habitually on these days we have a strong garlic work and we don't have any free time.

As it has been said, this is the 51st edition and it has had 177 exhibition sites in a fair of 100,000m2. I have to say the Fair Farm did not failed to live up to my expectations: in one hand, the fairground was very clean and very tidy. It has a lot of trees, big green areas,... .And on the other hand, there were a huge variety of machinery and they were models of each brand. I would like to highlight a big diversity of trailers, winery equipments and tractors. So I recommend visiting Fercam next year (this Farm Fair is annual). I am sure you will like it.

We went with the aim of finding a new sprayer and we could see and compare different models of many brands. In the end, we chose Fitosa Centauro Sprayer (I am going to tell about that in the next posts when it will be delivered)

As novelty, we could see new 7R and 8R series of John Deere, the new Deutz-Fahr Agrotron TTV 430 (it will be likely our future tractor), Hardi or Fitosa sprayer, the new models T7 and T8 of Hew Holland, the new 600 serie of Claas Lexion, winery equipments of Pellenc, Gregoire and Hew Holland, Puma and Maxxum series of Case IH and a big variety a lot of tools(ploughs, chissels, discs harrow,...)

You can watch a video with our pictures from here: Video