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Hoeing technology

Plant care

  • Targeted mechanical removal of weeds and weed grasses
  • Elimination of problem weeds or volunteers (even with herbicide-resistant weeds such as slender meadow foxtail, millet or silkybent grass)
  • Promotion of root growth thanks to loose and moist soil
  • Water savings in the soil by breaking the capillarity
  • Prevention of growth stress and leaf damage due to herbicide application (e.g. leaf necrosis in beets)
  • Control of weather-related late and residual weed growth
  • Optimal desiccation of weeds at the soil surface

Ecological responsibility

  • Elimination of herbicide-resistant problem weeds or regrowth (e.g. slender meadow foxtail, silkybent grass)
  • Compliance with state regimentation
  • Loss of important herbicides (resistance and bans)
  • Ensuring optimal growth thanks to reduced use of chemicals / active substances
  • Climate-friendliness
  • Greening of agriculture
  • Reduced use of active substances

Soil care

  • Breaking of crusts after heavy rain promotes aeration and (therefore) root growth
  • Targeted hoeing can reduce erosion and lead to better water absorption
  • Nutrient mobilisation thanks to higher microbial activity
  • Targeted promotion of mineralisation, e.g. for tillering
  • Gentle tillage of the soil body / the topmost soil layer

Spray agent reduction / herbicide savings

  • 100% cost savings with organic management
  • Up to 75% cost savings in conventional agriculture

1. Combined parallelogram KPP

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The combined PP (KPP) is the most versatile and best-selling parallelogram in hoeing technology.

It can hoe in different row spacings and numbers of rows. Sugarbeets, maize, soy, sunflowers, field beans or squash are just a few examples of these crops. The KPP allows for the installation of up to 5 shares. Moreover, a wide range of tools can be attached onto the KPP. For example, working with a finger hoe for targeted tillage on the row or also a harrow system on the row can be used in combination with hoe protection discs or used separately. The KPP offers the option of implementing row widths of 16 to 200 cm. It is particularly characterised by its easy maintenance at the joints, where there are no grease nipples.

KPP - Top arguments:

  • Versatile use
  • Maximum tool diversity
  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Band and underleaf spraying
  • GreenDrill 300 L

2. Small combined parallelogram EKP/EKP-H

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The EKP (-H) is the small single combined parallelogram, ideally suited for narrow rows such as in cereals.

The shape and clearance height of the EKP-H (high) is adapted to the big combined PP, so that a combination of the two parallelograms on a hoeing machine is possible (e.g. KPP in the tramline), therefore the addition "H". Both the smaller EKP and the larger EKP-H are equipped with a share that has integrated depth control by means of a roller. Depending on the row width, the shares have a different size. Like for the KPP, a wide variety of additional tools can be used on the EKP-H.

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EKP/EKP-H - Top arguments:

  • Suitable for narrow rows
  • Maximum tool diversity
  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Combination with KPP is possible
  • GreenDrill 300 L

On the multi-purpose parallelogram MPP, one, two or three rigid or spring-suspended tools can be used, depending on the soil properties.

Due to its low design height and depth, the MPP is mid-mounted on the tractor. A Farmflex roller with a diameter of 200, 280 or 300 mm is responsible for depth control. The soil penetration can be adjusted in five stages using a double spring load. The duckfoot share in combination with hoeing discs are particularly suited for smaller plants. Optimal solution for intermediate crops.

MPP - Top arguments:

  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Very narrow rows
  • Mid-mounted on the tractor
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The single parallelogram EPP, like the EKP, has individual guidance of the hoe shares in the parallelogram, ensuring precise hoeing depth regardless of the cutting width and number of rows.

The EPP is mid-mounted and used for very narrow rows. The tension spring can be adjusted in stages and ensures good ground adaptation. Alternating installation of short and long EPPs ensures good crumbling without clogging (like the EKP).

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EPP - Top arguments:

  • Ideal solution for intermediate crops
  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Very narrow rows
A new approach to hoeing technology

Product overview

From the inventor of the hoe