The new Boehlerit agricultural technology innovations increase efficiency and productivity across the board
Back in 2017, Boehlerit set a new quality standard for soil cultivation with its carbide cultivator share. The next generation of this innovative product provides a range of benefits that increase all aspects of efficiency and productivity. For instance, the second generation comes with a slotted hole in addition to the two drill holes in the intake area, which means that it may be mounted on all commonly used machines. The newly developed twist protection, a raised element in the intake area, may be used with the original guide plates of all standard cultivators. The patented, specially designed carbide system not only increases the service life by at least 5 times, but also reduces the loss of width, ensuring optimal working quality throughout the lifespan of the product. This makes it easy to predict the end of the tool life and rules out share breakage. The second generation of the carbide cultivator share is available in widths of 50mm or 80mm.
The carbide cultivator sweep for stubble working and weed control was launched in spring 2019 and is now available in an optimised, reinforced version, with an integrated tip. The slightly lowered position of the tip makes digging easier and the specially arranged, small carbide segments retain their cutting power throughout the tool life of the product.
In addition, they provide outstanding operational quality and a high level of wear protection, retaining their operating width right until the end of the tool life. Carbide side elements are placed in such a way as to form a constant cutting line and absorb shocks during the working of the soil. The innovative "beaver's tooth" effect was also optimised, making the self-sharpening properties of the carbide cutting edge even more efficient. A complete novelty is the welded-on reinforcement in the intake area, which helps to prevent share breakage. The fact that the tip is integrated in the reinforcement means that it is fully protected. The carbide cultivator sweep is available in the widths 200 mm, 260 mm and 300 mm. In the 2022 season, two more sizes were added (370 mm and 420 mm), for particularly large working widths.
When it comes to mechanical weed control, the Boehlerit engineers from Kapfenberg have once again harnessed the power of self-sharpening, serrated carbide blades and have come up with an innovative hoe blade. The product has a lower tip that makes digging easier, retains its cutting width until the end of its tool life and offers the possibility of welding different intake elements onto the base unit. The serrated carbide segments in combination with the beaver tooth effect minimise the risk of weed not being cut or slipping past the hoe - a major benefit of this product. The carbide hoe blade is available in widths of 100 – 200 mm and in 20 mm gradations.
The tried-and-tested carbide hoe blade has been available as the optimised Boehlerit hoe blade solution since the season of 2022, with a welded handle in widths from 120 to 200 mm, in gradations of 20 mm. This eliminates angular deviations and improves operational quality as well as tool life even further. The share wings and the hoe blade handle may also be purchased separately. A handle version with a lateral screw connection is also available.
The new Boehlerit carbide harrow blades as an optimal portfolio addition for mechanical weed control
In the 2022 season, the launch of the carbide harrow blade introduced the next step of the innovative carbide hoe blade for tough working conditions on combination seed drills compared to a backhoe. The cultivator share may also be used as a hoe blade in more difficult operating conditions. The Boehlerit harrow blade was one of the 20 products nominated for the Systems & Components Trophy at the Agritechnica 2022. In order to ensure that the product can withstand higher working speeds as well as more intense working depths and shocks, a reinforcement with an integrated tip is welded on. The thickness of the carbide segments was also adjusted in order to maintain the wear ratio between the carbide inserts and the steel hoe. The carbide harrow blade is available in widths of 100 – 200 mm and in 20 mm gradations with a range of intake elements for sprung tines.
Boehlerit also offers the ideal solution for weed control in the upper soil layer while protecting the crop at the same time. The half-shell weeder tines fitted with carbide offer optimum processing quality, a constantly sharp cutting edge until the end of the tool life and a tool life extension of up to 10 times that of the conventional steel version.
Boehlerit now offers a carbide-tipped subsoiler share for deep soil cultivation (from 30 cm). The proven carbide system promises a corresponding increase in tool life and an increase in the quality of work by maintaining the share width. Due to the constant expansion of the mounting options for various machine manufacturers (for example Alpego, Maschio, Vigolo,...), the carbide-tipped subsoiler shares can already be used on many common machine types. Boehlerit is taking the next step towards a complete range of wear parts for soil cultivation.