- Following the launch of the izona iPass direct drill at Groundswell earlier this month, izona has introduced the latest in the line of establishment equipment, the izona low disturbance subsoiler at Cereals
Complementing the iPass range, the izona low disturbance subsoiler has been designed to work in harmony with direct establishment to loosen and aerate soils prior to drilling. The izona’s clever design ensures minimal surface movement whilst effectively fracturing and lifting soil at a medium depth to aid better drainage and promote good rooting in otherwise compacted soils.
Designed by Martin Lole, the izona low disturbance subsoiler is aimed for the larger tractor and boasts heavy duty construction with high-quality components. Available in four and six metres, the implement features 8 and 12 legs respectively. The legs are spaced 500mm apart with a generous stagger of 750mm to ensure free movement of residue for continuous through put of trash.
The new linkage mounted model comes complete with spring-loaded pivoting discs to provide clean cutting action through crop residue and topsoil whilst being able to avoid stones. Individually mounted, the disc arms self-adjust to follow the contours of the ground to ensure accurate engagement across the width of the machine. Following the disc, a 15mm hardened steel leg features a replaceable tungsten carbide tipped point to pierce and lift the soil profile whilst creating minimal surface disturbance.
Operators can determine the level of fracture through the profile by a choice of three wing widths including 55mm, 115mm and 135mm. ‘Hammer-thru’ shear pins minimise downtime whilst ensuring maximum draft control and maintaining the correct draft angle of the wing.
Behind the legs, follows a substantial packer roller with V profile rings. Strategically spaced to follow the legs in line, the packer roller creates a weatherproof finish and can be easily adjusted to suit soil type and.
Other features of the new izona low disturbance subsoiler include a hydraulic fold for a narrow transport width of just 2.70m as well as a full width lighting bar for road work.
Alongside the izona low disturbance subsoiler, izona will be showcasing their new direct drill, the iPass 624 which the company markets as a versatile concept that can carry out no-tillage, strip tillage and conventional tillage seeding.