Tillage For Sale

Tillage is one of the oldest and most basic forms of agricultural preparation. It refers to the working of the soil by various mechanical means. These procedures, of course, were initially carried out by hand. They included simple methods such as digging, turning over the soil and generally agitating the earth.

Hand tools include shovels, picks, hoes and rakes. Later implements were drawn by draft animals. Tillage work can include ploughing, harrowing and rototilling. Many descriptions of tillage divide the activity into primary or secondary tillage. Primary tillage essentially refers to deeper and more basic tillage operations, such as ploughing, which produce a roughly finished surface.

Secondary tillage refers to shallower operations which work this rough surface to produce a finer tilth. There is no absolute division between the two, however, and operations such as rototilling and harrowing may well fall between the two or combine elements of both operations.

53 pages found:     1  2  3  4  5  ... - Last

Want to sort your results?   Sort by
Buy Logic 5 FOOT ROLLER Farm Machinery For Sale
Logic 5 FOOT ROLLER - Rollers £425.00
Buy Kverneland 4.6M FOLDING SPRINGTINE  Farm Machinery For Sale
Kverneland 4.6M FOLDING SPRINGTINE - Rollers £1,250.00
KVERNELAND 4.6M FOLDING SPRINGTINE, c/w double rollers & two depth wheels, in quite nice order. £1,250 + VAT. Contact us on 01763 780440.
Buy Great Plains  5.5M X-Press Farm Machinery For Sale
Great Plains 5.5M X-Press - Cultivators £21,950.00
Very nice machine, good packer Cultivators
Buy Amazone Zam3001  Farm Machinery For Sale
Amazone Zam3001 - Harrows £6,250.00
- Weigher - 18/24 Discs - Hopper Cover - Lights - Mudguards - In Very Good Condition
Buy Amazone Za-M Profis  Farm Machinery For Sale
Amazone Za-M Profis - Harrows £7,250.00
- Pto-540 - 3001 Profis Control - Weigh Cell Spreader - 18-24m Discs - Amatron 3 Box - Hopper Cover - Very Tidy Spreader
Buy Rabe 3m Power Harrow & Drill   Farm Machinery For Sale
Rabe 3m Power Harrow & Drill - Power Harrows £4,950.00
Used Rabe 3m power harrow with hydraulic lifting box drill Call us!
Buy DW TOMLIN CHAIN HARROW Farm Machinery For Sale
DW TOMLIN CHAIN HARROW - Harrows £1,200.00
DW TOMLIN CHAIN HARROW complete trailed £1200
Buy Benford Terex TV800 Farm Machinery For Sale
Benford Terex TV800 2005 Rollers POA
Benford Terex TV800 year 2005 1364 hours KUBOTA ENGINE
BOMAG BW120AD ROLLERS 2006 1384 and 1513 hours Good rollers POA
Buy BOMAG BW 120 AD ROLLERS (CHOICE OF TWO) Farm Machinery For Sale
BOMAG BW 120 AD ROLLERS (CHOICE OF TWO) 2007 1160 and 1372 hours POA
Buy BOMAG BW120 AD ROLLERS Farm Machinery For Sale
BOMAG BW120 AD ROLLERS 2008 1080 hours Vibrates good POA
Buy AMMANN AV 26-2 ROLLERS Farm Machinery For Sale
AMMANN AV 26-2 ROLLERS 2007 Rollers POA
AMMANN AV 26-2 ROLLERS 2007 799 hours Good roller POA
53 pages found:     1  2  3  4  5  ... - Last

Click here to view worldwide listings

Further definitions of tillage refer to the amount of crop residue left in the field. Reduced tillage leaves between 15% and 30% of crop in the soil, whereas intensive tillage allows less than 15% to remain. Conservation-grade tillage leaves upwards of 30% of residue on the surface of the soil. Proper tillage is known to have a number of positive effects which enhance soil productivity. It loosens up the top soil and aerates it, making it better for planting. It also mixes the organic matter and harvest residue into the soil to improve nutrient distribution. In damp climates, like those in much of the UK, it helps to dry the soil a little and improve planting conditions. Autumn tilling also allows the soil to be further broken up by winter frosts. The effects are not all positive, however, and inappropriate or excessive tilling can over-dry soil, cause nutrient loss, increase run-off of water and chemicals and reduce organic matter and organisms in the soil.

The range of tillage equipment now available is wide and varied, with most of the big suppliers having extensive offerings. The machinery includes both offset and tandem harrows. These can slice deeply into tough soils to distribute residues and level the surfaces of irrigated fields. Disk and inline rippers manage crop residue and condition the seedbed. They reduce compaction and achieve healthier soils and better root development. Vertical tillage implements can be good for spring and autumn tillage, with blades to move soil both vertically and horizontally.

Seedbed preparation comes by way of plant such as field cultivators and seedbed conditioners. A field cultivator will permit earlier planting and lead to faster germination for maximum yields. A seedbed conditioner, meanwhile, will dismantle clods and take off root crowns to create a smoother top soil after primary tillage has been completed. A strip-till attachment can manage crop residue and give consistent fertiliser depth.

Choosing tillage equipment has much in common with other farm plant in that it concerns the size of your operation and compatibility with your existing equipment — in this case, primarily the tractor that will trail the implements. This type of equipment, however, is far more closely associated with the type of soil you have on your land, your preferred tillage regime and the crops you wish to grow. The leading manufacturers offer a vast range of equipment which will doubtless help you achieve exactly the soil conditions you are looking for on your farm. Tillage equipment is generally hard-wearing, easily repaired and capable of giving many years of good service.

Read Volume 5 Issue 4 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 70+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine... Read More

High-Capacity Square Baler Introduced by Kuhn

As Kuhn’s round baler range has already been updated this year, it is unsurprising to see this farm machinery manufacturer turn its attentions to its square baler range. The result is the... Read More

Tractors Compete for Attention at Irish Farm Machinery Show

Earlier this month the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show take place in County Kildare, Ireland, attracting more visitors than ever and showing that LAMMA is not the only major agricultural industry... Read More

DfT Axes Plans to Change to Trailer Weight Regulations

While many farmers and agricultural operators had welcomed the news that the Department for Transport was considering the option to increase the maximum weight which trailers could hit when... Read More

JCB and Claas Set to Harness Efficient New Engines from Rolls-Royce

Engines from the MTU Series built by famed British manufacturer Rolls-Royce are being embraced by both JCB and Claas as they seek to improve the efficiency and cleanliness of their farm... Read More

Read Volume 5 Issue 3 of Farm Machinery Locator Online for FREE

The latest issue of Farm Machinery Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 80+ pages of new and used farm equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine... Read More

John Deere Tops Tractor Sales Charts

In 2015 it was American firm John Deere that managed to hold on to the dominant top spot in the tractor market when it comes to machines registered in the UK, with 3,655 units sold... Read More

Compact Telehandler from Manitou Makes UK Debut

French machinery manufacturer Manitou has introduced the MT 420 telehandler to British audiences for the first time last week, bringing this compact machine to the exhibition floor during... Read More