Rays of Hope at Rea Valley

Mounted X-Press with ST Bar
The X-Press is equally at home on ploughing or reduced tillage operations

The improving spring weather is helping raise farmers’ spirits in the Midlands, where there was a strong turnout for Rea Valley Tractors’ Open Day at their Draycott-in-the-Clay, Derbyshire.

The better weather is turning farmers’ minds towards spring field-work, says James Kissock, Territory Manager:

“Many of them resorted to ploughing last autumn, but are now starting to think about reduced tillage again.

“At the moment they are considering how repair damage to the soil structure and work down land they ploughed last autumn, or how to work the stubbles they could not work at all.

“We are getting a lot of interest in machines like the X-Press and DTX for that role as well as the traditional CultiPress and UniPress

 “Farmers realise that they have got to get spring crops in quickly, so they get a good start and avoid damage by pigeons and pests, and get them harvested in good time so they do not have a knock-on effect this autumn”.

The photograph above shows the Mounted X-Press with ST Bar.