Replacing the Plough

Attila Jocsak translates a briefing for the Hungarian visitors
Attila Jocsak translates a briefing for the Hungarian visitors

The non-inversion and one-pass crop establishment systems now widely used across the UK attracted significant interest from a group of 16 leading Hungarian farmers when they visited Great Plains’ Sleaford factory and farms using such systems.

Around 80% of arable land in the country is still ploughed, says Attila Jocsak, Great Plains specialist for importer Valkon, but things are changing:

“Some of these farmers already have Great Plains machines. They range from those with 220ha – 250ha to one who manages 15,000 ha for a big company.

“Their main interest in visiting the UK and seeing the Great Plains factory and machines was to learn more about non-inversion tillage systems and one pass cultivations.

“They are all mainly plough-based at the moment, although some have started using short discs and one-pass systems. It has been very useful to show them farms where the systems are working really well.

“Many of them are showing interest in machines like the DTX and X-Press while the multi-thousand acre farmers – who have big tractors like Challengers – are showing interest in machines like the SLD600”.