February 04, 2013
The new range of rollers for fitting behind Great Plains’ Simba mounted cultivators will be featured on the company’s stand at SIMA, being held in Paris from February 24th to 28th February (Hall 5a/Stand G002).
The show will also mark the show debut in the country of the DTX with auto-reset of the deeper working tines, as well as the new smaller SLD models and Great Plains’ YP825A maize planter.
Both developments are expected to open up fresh markets for the company’s products, say Simon Revell, Exports Director for Western Europe:
“They will help Great Plains’ Simba models meet the needs of farmers working a huge range of soils and using many different styles of cultivation.
“Our ethos of providing effective consolidation behind all machines remains paramount, however we realise from experience that it takes time for growers to fully appreciate the importance of a well consolidated seedbed.
“The new rollers expand our consolidation offer beyond the DD ring and Aqueel, and means Great Plains and enable us to offer rollers that consolidate to the needs of farmers and soil types in many markets.
“They will reduce the weight and price of our models, enabling them to be moved and used behind smaller tractors, while also making them very price competitive”.
Pierre-Arnaud Noiret, Territory Manager for France, predicts significant interest from French farmers at the show:
“In field trials across France last autumn the new rollers showed their ability to leave a levelled but not firmly consolidated finish to the seed-bed, which is what many farmers in France are looking for.
“The DD and DD Lite rollers remain very popular in selected areas of France where they have stronger and heavier soil types. But those rollers are over-aggressive on many of our lighter soils, which is where these rollers will prove popular”.