Combi Machine: Ecoridger, Speedridger, Weeder
The AVR Combi machine combines three functions in one frame. By simply switching some components, you can choose what machine to use:
- Ecoridger: scraping weeds from the ridges.
- Speedridger: building the ridges.
- Weeder: cutting weed.
Thanks to this machine, shaping beds and preventing weed growth has never been easier. The secret of the Combi machine is its inventive weight transfer system that uses the tractor’s weight to exert pressure on the ridging hood.
- Ecoridger: Eco-friendly weeding the ridge sides
The Eco-ridger executes two steps:
- First, the scrapers remove a thin layer of soil and any weeds that are present from the ridge sides. The loosened soil covers and suffocates the weeds.
- Next, the High-Speed ridging elements recompress the soil so as to make sure the ridge sides are solid again.
b) Speedridger: Solid ridge construction in lighter soils
If you are working with lighter soils, you have undoubtedly noticed that constructing a solid ridge is not always straightforward. The Speedridger’s components have been developed to be able to do just that, both at high speeds and in lighter soils.
The forming plates allow you to create high ridges with wide tops (17 or 22.5 cm) at high driving speeds. This construction ensures a uniform soil distribution and an optimal protection against stones and other obstacles.
By removing the guard plates from between the ridging elements, the Speedridger is able to construct ridges with a loose top, resulting in an optimal water management.
c) Weeder: Weeding ridges for other crops
The Weeder is a mechanical weed killer which can be used for crops that are grown on ridges, such as Belgian endive, carrots and potatoes.
The weeding elements are mounted to the base frame by means of hinges. This construction makes sure that the weeder’s wheel follows the ridge sides’ surface, resulting in a uniform working depth. The weeder’s angle, height and depth are steplessly adjustable. The pressure on the weeding elements can be adjusted in three steps based on the firmness of the ridge sides. Each weeding element is equipped with a large wheel (200 x 65 mm) with flex tire. The ridging elements that ensure a solid rebuilding of the ridges are also present.