Dracula cultivator from Maschio combines industry-leading know-how, agronomic advantages and durability. Thanks to the combination of front discs, tines, levelers and rear roller, Dracula provides crop residue management, soil aeration, levelling and seedbed preparation in one cost-effective passage. Choosing this cultivator, you can face both shallow and deep tillage operations (from 2″ up to 5″). As a soil caretaker, Dracula creates optimal field conditions for more yield potential and more profit!
The Dracula’s concept:
- Superb chopping and intense mixing
- Long lasting performance maintenance free
- Auto-reset tines
- Soil leveling and sub-consolidation
- Quick matching
Cut and mix
The front double discs gangs size residue, dislodge roots and get the residues in contact with the soil for a faster decomposition. The working depth of the discs can be adjusted hydraulically on the go. As the soil and residue are mixed, oxygen enters the tilled zone and in cooler soils the action also warms the seed zone for rapid e mergence of the seed.
The cultivator section of Dracula consists of three rows of shanks designed to break up compacted layers, promote aeration, limit erosion and runoff, and improve water infiltration which helps the soil to retain moisture. Shank inclination has been designed to allow for better penetration even in the toughest soil while the high frame clearance guarantees perfect residues and soil flow.
The disc levellers on Dracula eliminate any ridges left by the rear row of shanks. The levelling discs are dampened by a silent block system that guarantees a constant working depth even on uneven surfaces.
The final tillage zone of Dracula is carried-out by the rear ring roller that reconsolidates and firms the seedbed. An optimal reconsolidation is a key factor for weed management for achieving quick seed emergence, so that they can be controlled mechanically or chemically. It is also good to preserve soil moisture. Consolidating the soil/ residue mix helps bacteria break down residue. The consolidated surface also produces an ideal seedbed, prevents erosion and creates a capillary effect to preserve moisture.
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