For years Lemken has been a leader in cultivator development, and many commercial farms have benefitted from the unique mixing and loosening action from Lemken cultivators. Now Lemken is offering these benefits to Africa’s smaller farmers with the Achat 70
The Achat 70 is an intensive tine cultivator which can be used for primary or secondary tillage, and is renowned for its’ ability to loosen soil up to 24 cm deep and mix in organic material at the same time without plugging. This is due to the steep angle of the tine, and the unique share form.
Three models are available with 6, 7 or 9 tines in working widths of 150, 180 and 220 cm respectively. Tractors of 40-75 hp can be combined with the Achat 70 in normal conditions.
The Karat 9 cultivator has become very popular in South Africa and Zambia in particular, especially where farmers require a one pass solution which loosens and mixes soil. With the Achat 70, smaller farmers in Africa can get the same benefits in a compact package.
A further benefit of the Achat 70, as with the Karat 9, is the use of an integrated roller. In the case of the Achat 70 it is a flat bar roller with a diameter of 340mm. The roller is used to regulate the working depth, ensuring that the tines only work as deep as the adjusted working depth. Furthermore the roller crumbles the soil, forming a firm seedbed and reducing moisture loss.
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