Developed with a Dutch organic legume grower, the 12m machine operates two individually vision-guided sections covering two six-metre drill bouts.
The chassis is semi-mounted and includes a steering and hydraulically powered rear axle to position the machine at headlands which allows a smaller tractor using row-crop tyres to pull the unit. The design is capable of carrying cultivator sections up to a total working width of 24m, which would include four individual camera-guided sections plus section control for each row unit. At the rear of the unit, a secondary three-point linkage can be used to carry a complete tine weeder to work across the full working width to pull smaller weeds from within the crop rows.
Powering the machine requires a front-mounted, pto-driven hydraulic powerpack, with an Isobus system used to manage the section control, steering and drive of the rear axle. Garford advises a 24m machine, with the driven and steered axle would be retailed from £380,000, with the separate rear tine cultivator added at an additional cost.