Garford Robocrop Baby Leaf hoe, making its CropTec Show debut

Garford Farm Machinery, UK based manufacturer working worldwide for providing advanced technology for progressive farming. Garford pride themselves in providing a bespoke solution to all clients’ precision weeding requirements, using production built assemblies with a talented multi skilled workforce and worldwide after sales support.

The Garford Robocrop Baby Leaf hoe, which is making its CropTec debut, is designed for delicate hoeing in baby leaf crops working at narrowest of row spacing’s using inter row technology and disc steering to carefully weed between the rows as narrow as sub 50mm. The Garford Robocrop Baby Leaf Hoe is designed to deliver the very highest degree of accuracy for inter row hoeing in closely spaced crops seeded using width roller type seeders producing a perfectly flatbed surface. Maximum weed control of 5mm accuracy is achieved using unique shares for minimal soil disturbance. Special baby weeder rakes ensure maximum exposing of weed roots to leave a perfect finished surface. By using a low camera position accuracy is maximised for precise weed control between the crop rows. Soil engaging disc steer provides for positive steering implementation for accurate hoeing, whilst auto levelling provides for a stable platform resulting in a perfect share depth.

With using a mechanical weeding method over herbicide application allows not only for weed control but also aeration, drainage and breaks the soil cap for further crop establishment. The Garford Robocrop Baby Leaf Hoe is aimed at those growing delicate crops such as baby salad and or herbs.

The Robocrop Baby Leaf Salad hoe is an award winning piece of machinery, achieving bronze at the Sival 2018 event in France.  Garford has been recognised for the high accuracy of hoeing, giving a gentle mechanical weed control method for those delicate crops. Being able to manage the stability and camera height to achieve high analysis of the crop row to guide the machine down the row to maintain the precise accuracy.

For more information on Garford products visit us at CropTec 28th and 29th November 2019 Stand 4 Hall One at Peterborough Showground. We look forward to seeing you.

Robocrop Baby Leaf Salad hoe contact sales@garford.com or call 01778 342642

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