Lemken’s Heliodor (a compact disc harrow designed to clean up plowed ground) has been manufactured in Europe for over a decade, and has recently been introduced to North America to help with residue management and seedbed preparation.
With a three-point hitch linkage available in up to 6m (20′) working widths, the Heliodor’s relatively light-weight means it can work at high speeds with low power requirement. It’s shallow depth is controlled by double rollers, which help firm the soil behind the discs and carry the majority of the implement’s weight. Each disc is connected to the frame separately via leaf springs, and are fitted with maintenance-free axial angular ball bearings.
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In this video, Kellen Huber of Tri-Star Farm Services Ltd., explains the best time to use the Heliodor, the widths it’s available in and how much producers can expect to pay for a unit.
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