Tillso has produced the Rake & Roll to provide fast stale seedbed establishment and post-drilling consolidation for over six years. The new Multi-Press brings this technology to smaller working widths with different roller and tine combination options.
The Multi-Press is available in working widths of 4-8m, combining the Flexi-Till Roller or Cambridge Roll with straw harrow tines, to work in conventional or direct drilling systems. The tine/roller combination fines the seedbed before the drill, as well as working behind the drill to close the seeding slot, leaving a fine and consolidated finish to aid germination and pre-emergence herbicide action. The Multi-Press will also work on stubble in low trash conditions to aid weed seed germination. There is also the option to mount an applicator for slug pellet and Avadex application or for cover crop establishment.
The Multi-Press in its FT and Cambridge Roll formats has shorter and stiffer tines than the R&R, in two closely spaced rows which are designed to work in the soil surface. The next step in the Multi-Press development will be to produce an option with four rows of tines to create a smaller Rake & Roll. Other combinations can include single or double Diamond packer rollers to create a more traditional double pres arrangement with levelling board or fixed tines.
The Multi-Press FT will be on display at Cereals stand 1103