For centuries, farmers have relied on the plough for one of the most reliable methods of eradicating weeds. However, the advantages of ploughing are manyfold, and include breaking through the capillary, combining crop residues and fertilizer and promoting the release of nutrients through mineralisation. The control of root weeds and fungal diseases is also another advantage of ploughing. Furthermore, ploughing assists in the repair of compaction as well as increasing the top surface volume by some 30% - which assist with water absorption. All of this combines to produce an agronomic advantage for farmers.
PLOUGHING PRODUCTIVITY - For centuries, farmers have relied on the plough for one of the most reliable methods of eradicating weeds. However, the advantages of ploughing are manyfold, and include breaking through the capillary, combining crop residues and fertilizer and promoting the release of nutrients through mineralisation.
LOW FUEL CONSUMPTION - Thanks to their efficient design, New Holland ploughs require up to 15% less draft effort compared to leading competitors.
OVER 165 YEARS OF PLOUGH MAKING EXPERIENCE - New Holland ploughs are produced in our dedicated factory in the town of Överum, Sweden. The Överum plant has been producing ploughs for over 165 years - and every plough produced benefits from this vast experience.
A GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLOUGH
New Holland has developed a range of ploughs to ensure that you can choose the right one for your operation. In order to enhance flexibility, New Holland uses a modular system which means modules are bolted and not welded to the frame. The below chart takes into account the two most important factors when selecting a plough: tractor power and the required number of furrows.
TYPES OF PLOUGH: BODIES AND POINTS
New Holland has developed a range of plough bodies to ensure you can select not only the right plough for the application, but one that works with your soil and topographical conditions. Together with a choice of different points you can exactly define the effectiveness of the soil engaging parts, short points for rocky or stony ground, or more streamlined flush points for particularly sticky soil types.
All New Holland ploughs are fitted with robust and durable headstocks which have been perfectly matched to their usage profile. New Holland also offers two different kinds of stone release system, hydraulic or shear bolt, so you can make the most practical choice relative to your fields characteristics to ensure the soil keeps turning over.
EFFICIENT STONE RELEASE SYSTEM
New Holland offers two distinct types of stone release system: hydraulic and shear bolt. Featuring one of the highest release heights on the market, the system ensures that minimum pressure is transferred to the point during release, for smoother ploughing.
THE PL RANGE OF PLOUGHS
The PL range of ploughs has been designed for small arable or mixed farms and is compatible with tractors of up to 140hp. The range comprises of fully mounted three and four furrow reversible ploughs that offer a low center of gravity with minimal lift requirements.
THE PM RANGE OF PLOUGHS
The mid-range PM series of ploughs have been designed to work with tractors of up to 180hp. These reversible, fully mounted ploughs, benefit from a modular support beam and draw frame, which evenly distributes loads across the entire length of the plough, and offers the additional benefit of an extendable plough. The result: a strong and simple design with logical, intuitive adjustment.
THE PH RANGE OF PLOUGHS
The PH range could be considered the true workhorse of the New Holland plough line-up. This range of fully mounted, reversible ploughs, is compatible with tractors of up to 220hp that undertake heavy duty ploughing duties. Their sleek, modern design ensure they cut an eye catching figure in the field. The extendable frame design enhances ploughing flexibility.
THE PX RANGE OF PLOUGHS
The New Holland PX range of heavy duty ploughs have been engineered by design to deliver high performance no matter the depth, soil conditions or topography. Their sleek design, with minimal moving parts mean they keep going in even the most demanding conditions. Compatible with tractors of up to 360hp these ploughs are extendable for enhanced operating flexibility. The range is equipped with a quick coupling cross shaft that can be placed in four different positions.
In field tractor traction is improved through the use of hydraulic draft control to determine plough depth. When soil conditions vary, however, in some cases the operator may need to use the depth control lever to ensure uniform ploughing depth. The use of a depth wheel on a plough assists the operator – as it is well known the that most uniform ploughing occurs when the depth wheel and draft control are used in tandem.
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