Managing Stubbles with Razorback

Featured in Direct Driller magazine, we take a look at stubble management ahead of direct drilling with the RT500 with trailed harrow. Consolidating two operations in a single pass, the combination can help reduce slug pressure, encourage a flush of weeds and increase straw decomposition.

 

New Green ‘Kids’ on the Block: Double Win at LAMMA

Double win for new Razorback Residue Management System

Debuting its striking green livery for the first time at LAMMA, Razorback has seen a noticeable expansion in its range over the last 12 months, including the addition of an award-winning residue management system.

Razorback’s evolution over a relatively short period has seen its family of products grow from a single reach mower to a full range of reach, rotary and flail mowing solutions.

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a matter of quantity over quality either. The range features two award winning products including the Auto-Level reach mower series with Co-Pilot technology that received a certificate of merit in the 2018 LAMMA innovation awards for the ‘Best Product or Innovation in Technology’ and the RT 500 & Residue Harrow which landed the British manufacturer its latest accolade.

Not only did the RT 500 and Harrow combination bag the Gold medal in the LAMMA 2020 Arable Innovation Awards Category but it went on to win the Founders award for best overall innovation at the show. Recognised for its benefits in slug control and stale seedbed preparation, the duo impressed the judges for its innovative, environmental applications.

It should come as no surprise that farmer and engineer Martin Lole holds the recipe to success when it comes to designing state of the art machinery. With a background in vegetation management and establishment equipment, Razorback is built on over 100 years of combined industry knowledge shared by its experienced engineering, sales and service teams.

This heritage has stood the company in good stead to tackle todays problems including the increasing importance of good stubble management and field hygiene and the demand for high output, high reliability machines.

As the company looks to the future, Razorback is passionate about maintaining its high standard of quality and unrivalled customer support that sees its professional users get the backup they need. Alongside an eye for ingenious solutions, one thing is clear, Razorback is certainly here to stay.

 

 

With a long standing background in vegetation management design - Martin Lole has a keen eye for the next innovation

Range expands with new launches at LAMMA 2020

LAMMA 2020 will see the launch of the new telescopic Auto-Level 680 reach mower alongside a new range of flail mowers and flail reach head on stand 19.340.

The new additions to the current range will expand the manufacturers offering with the entire Razorback range synonymous with high quality design and build thanks to the decades of combined industry knowledge of their experienced R&D, sales and service teams.

New Telescopic Auto-Level 680 Reach Mower now with FlailHead options

Razorback will be presenting their new telescopic Auto-Level 680 reach mower. Featuring self-levelling Co-Pilot technology, the Razorback Auto-Level 680 reach mower has been designed to reduce operator fatigue, increase productivity and reduce cost.

Razorback’s Auto-Level Co-Pilot technology ensures that the main frame of the machine remains level at all times, irrespective of the tractor angle in relation to the undulating ground. Subsequently, the requirement to make manual adjustments to account for the unevenness of the terrain is significantly reduced, making for a much easier, trouble-free operation.

The high-end specification comes as standard with the Auto-Level Co-Pilot device, electronic proportional controls and a fully independent hydraulic system with an oil cooler.

The new telescopic machine will be displayed alongside both rotary and flail head options. The 1.5-metre-wide rotary safety head option incorporates a SoftStart triple rotor and additional mulching blades which remain in continuous contact with vegetation during the entire 360° cycle, resulting in a much cleaner and faster cut. For operators who prefer to use a flail head, this option will be launched at LAMMA 2020 and is fitted with heavy duty forged hammer flails to make light work of dense residue.

High Quality Guaranteed as Flail Mower Range Expands

In addition to their rotary and reach solutions, the manufacturer will be launching their new range of flail mowers. Including lightweight solutions for the compact tractor through to heavy duty options for the agricultural and amenity user the new range is a result of Razorback’s partnership with a well-established Italian manufacturer who like the British brand, specialise in innovative machinery.

With quality construction and clever design features as standard the new lines merge well with the manufacturers existing ranges.

Models include the RK DS Series, built with the demanding operation in mind, fitted with a front and rear mountable headstock, double skin chassis and an anti-shock rotor. Available in widths up to 3.2m the RK DS Series is a heavy duty, high output machine for dense overgrown vegetation and grassland.

The RK DS Series will be on display on their stand 19.340 alongside other models from the new range.

The Auto-Level series now features the 550 and 680 models as well as flail and rotary head options

The RK DS Series is one of several new flail mowers added to the range

Gold Arable Innovation Award at LAMMA 2020

New Stubble Management Tool takes Gold at LAMMA Innovation Awards – Arable

Making its debut at LAMMA, the RT500 rotary mower and RH500 residue harrow combination has impressed judges to win the Arable Category of the LAMMA Innovation Awards. Recognised for its ability to tackle crop residue and for its potential to reduce slug populations and pesticide use whilst promoting stale seed development.

With a cutting width of five metres, the Razorback RT500 mower boasts solid construction and efficient rotary blade action which makes light work of most demanding agricultural and amenity operations. The combination of the deck’s unique shape and the triple blade configuration produces unapparelled updraft to award users a superior cut, even for a longer swath finish.

The contour following RT500 has been developed with strength and durability in mind featuring an easy-clean double skin deck and full-length removable skid shoes to extend the longevity of the machine. Additionally, the RT500 is fitted with the highest specification Bondioli & Pavesi gearboxes and drivelines with the latest easy lubrication system. Housed by top of the range guards, the 250HP driveline assembly provides ample power to the wing mower’s three triple-blade rotors, with a wing free float to help protect the hydraulic rams from excessive wear.

Coupled with the RH500 trailed residue harrow, the duo lends itself to a variety of tasks including stale seedbed and grassland management. With a working width of 5 metres and five rows of heavy duty tines the RH500 distributes chopped residue and promotes a flush of weeds in stubbles. When used over grassland, the combination cuts and reinvigorates pastures by stimulating the lower levels of the sward for healthy regrowth.

The RT500 coupled with the RH500 trailed harrow is ideal for preparing stale seedbeds prior to direct drilling - Winner of the Arable LAMMA Innovation Award

Razorback launch new range of flail mowers at Saltex 2019

British manufacturer, Razorback Ltd, headed by Martin Lole, a well-known industry figure with a proven track record in engineering innovative solutions, exhibits their range of vegetation management equipment at Saltex 2019. Alongside the manufacturers Auto-Level 550 reach mower and RT 500 wing mower the company will be launching their new range of flail mowers on stand G193.

The new additions to the current range will expand the manufacturers offering with the entire Razorback range synonymous with high quality design and build thanks to the decades of combined industry knowledge of their experienced R&D, sales and service teams.

High Quality Guaranteed as Flail Mower Range Expands

For the first time the manufacturer will be launching their new range of flail mowers, including lightweight solutions for the compact tractor through to heavy duty options for the agricultural and amenity user. The new range is a result of Razorback’s partnership with a well-established Italian manufacturer who like the British brand, specialise in innovative machinery.

With quality construction and clever design features as standard the new lines merge well with the manufacturers existing ranges.

Models include the RK DS Series, built with the demanding operation in mind, is fitted with a front and rear mountable headstock, double skin chassis and an anti-shock rotor. Available in widths up to 3.2m the RK DS Series is a heavy duty, high output machine for dense overgrown vegetation and grassland.

The RK DS Series will be on display on their stand G193 alongside other models from the new range.

New Razorback RT 500 Rotary Mower Boasts High Standard of British Engineering

With a cutting width of five metres, the Razorback RT 500 mower boasts solid construction and efficient rotary blade action which makes light work of most demanding agricultural and amenity operations.

As you would expect from a British-engineered product built on decades of heritage, the Razorback RT 500 has been developed with strength and durability in mind. Specifically, it features an easy-clean double skin deck and full-length removable skid shoes to extend the longevity of the machine.

Additionally, the RT 500 is fitted with the highest specification Bondioli & Pavesi gearboxes and drivelines with the latest easy lubrication system. Housed by top of the range guards, the 250HP driveline assembly provides ample power to the wing mower’s three triple-blade rotors, with a wing free float to help protect the hydraulic rams from excessive wear.

The combination of the deck’s unique shape and the triple blade configuration produces unapparelled updraft to award users a superior cut, even for a longer swath finish. The free-swinging blades have been produced out of Swedish Boron steel and a generous overlap to deliver an exceptionally clean cut and an even distribution of chopped residue across the entire working width of the machine. Debris is contained by the front and rear chain guards.

The RT 500 features four individually pressurised wheel arms fitted with heavy duty wheels on twin axles which award superior stability thanks to better cutting height control, contributing towards a smoother finish. Additionally, the RT 500’s wings offer a wide range of movement enabling the machine to closely follow the contours of the ground.

As well as the fine quality of the cut, the attention to detail on RT 500 extends to other useful features such as a MOD approved hydraulic hoses, a PTO driveline rest, full width LED lighting bar, tight turning circle and a compact transportation width of just 2.4m.

The high-end specification as standard, exceptional performance and flexibility make Razorback RT 500 make it an appealing choice for farms, airports, racecourses, council authorities and amenity contractors alike.

Auto-Level 550 Reach Mower

Alongside the grass and stubble range, Razorback will be presenting their Auto-Level 550 reach mower. Featuring self-levelling Co-Pilot technology, the Razorback Auto-Level 550 reach mower has been designed to reduce operator fatigue, increase productivity and reduce cost. The 1.5-metre-wide rotary safety head option incorporates a SoftStart triple rotor and additional mulching blades which are in continuous contact with vegetation during the entire 360° cycle, resulting in a much cleaner and faster cut.

Razorback’s Auto-Level Co-Pilot technology ensures that the main frame of the machine remains level at all times, irrespective of the tractor angle in relation to the undulating ground. Subsequently, the requirement to make manual adjustments to account for the unevenness of the terrain is significantly reduced, making for a much easier, trouble-free operation.

The high-end specification comes as standard with the Auto-Level Co-Pilot device, electronic proportional controls and a fully independent hydraulic system with an oil cooler.   The 5.5m reach machine is available with a 1.5m rotary safety head with hydraulically controlled front hood and rear roller or a 1.2m belt driven flail head giving the operator greater flexibility to configure their own machine.

The Auto-Level 550 rotary reach mower with Co-Pilot technology

Front or rear mounted, the RK 280 DS flail mower

5m wide, the RT 500 wing mower is built to the highest specification

Razorback launch new range of vegetation equipment at Cereals 2019

Razorback Ltd, a new British manufacturer headed by Martin Lole, a well-known industry figure with a track record in engineering innovative solutions, will debut their new range of grassland and hedgerow equipment at Cereals 2019. The company will use its stand 1038 to launch the Razorback RT500 rotary mower with trailed harrow and to present the Auto-Level 550 rotary hedgecutter, both of which draw on decades of combined industry knowledge of the new market entrant’s experienced R&D, sales and service teams.

The New Razorback RT500 Rotary Mower with Trailed Harrow Delivers Exceptional Versatility

Boasting a high standard of British engineering, the RT500 with Trailed Harrow positions itself as an indispensable tool in the management of grassland and stubbles.

The harrow features five rows of 24” tines which invigorate grassland directly behind the mower and promote better aeration by disturbing residue in the lower levels of the sward, stimulating healthier regrowth.

In a single pass, the Razorback RT500 mower and harrow duo has proven itself to be a vital cultural component for slug control, particularly in Oilseed Rape stubbles where cutting and smashing residue significantly reduces slug habitats and pressure to the following crop, decreasing reliance on molluscicides – particularly important for water sensitive areas.

The combination also saves users time and diesel when managing stale seedbeds, consolidating two passes into a single operation, cutting and stimulating to accelerate the decomposition of surface straw whilst generating the perfect environment for an effective flush of weeds prior to drilling.

Whilst the Harrow has been specifically designed to complement the RT500, the trailed implement’s design by no means puts it in second place. With a uniquely designed parallel linkage, the tines maintain constant contact with the ground independently of the drawbar, whether affixed behind the RT500 or directly to the tractor.

With or without the Harrow the RT500 offers users a range of innovative features that put the new entrant at the forefront of the industry.

With a cutting width of five metres, the Razorback RT500 mower boasts solid construction and efficient rotary blade action that make light work of the most demanding agricultural and amenity operations.

As you would expect from a British-engineered product built on decades of heritage, the Razorback RT500 has been developed with strength and durability in mind.

Specifically, it features an easy-clean double skin deck and full-length removable skid shoes to extend the longevity of the machine.

Additionally, the RT500 is fitted with the highest specification Bondioli & Pavesi gearboxes and drivelines with latest easy lubrication system. Housed by top of the range guards, the 250HP driveline assembly provides ample power to the wing mower’s three triple-blade rotors. The wing free float helps to protect the hydraulic rams from excessive wear.

The combination of the deck’s unique shape and the triple blade configuration produces unapparelled updraft to award users a superior cut, even for a longer swath finish. The free-swinging blades have been produced out of Swedish Boron steel and a generous overlap to deliver an exceptionally clean cut and an even distribution of chopped residue across the entire working width of the machine.

The RT500 features four individually pressurised wheel arms fitted with heavy duty wheels on twin axles which award superior stability thanks to better cutting height control, contributing towards a smoother finish. Additionally, the RT500’s wings offer a wide range of movement enabling the machine to closely follow the contours of the ground with debris contained by the front and rear chain guards.

As well as the fine quality of the cut, the attention to detail on RT 500 extends to other useful features such as a tight turning circle, a PTO driveline rest, high visibility LED lighting bar and compact transportation width of just 2.4m.

The high-end specification as standard, exceptional performance and flexibility make the Razorback RT500 with optional trailed harrow an appealing choice for farms, airports, racecourses, council authorities and amenity contractors alike.

Auto-Level 550 Rotary Hedgecutter

Alongside the grass and stubble range, Razorback will be presenting their Auto-Level 550 Rotary hedgecutter. The versatile machine incorporates smart self-levelling Co-Pilot technology that assists the operator by keeping the main frame level at all times – regardless of terrain, delivering increased productivity, a superior finish and significant cost savings.

With a high specification as standard, the Auto-Level 550 features a 5.5m reach and 1.5m wide head fitted with three four-blade rotors on a vertical axis. The rotary configuration maintains contact with the hedge through the blades entire 360° cycle, delivering a clean and efficient cut in fewer passes.

The RT500 mower with trailed harrow attachment

The Razorback RT500 rotary wing mower

The Razorback Auto-Level 550 rotary hedgecutter with Co-Pilot technology