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Heavy Duty Bed Tiller Cultivator Launched At Potato Event
- Sep 11, 2017 -

Changes to the rotor drivetrain reduce torque loads on main transmission components and the centre and drive bearing hubs are now machined from stronger one-piece forgings.

Potato equipment specialist George Moate Ltd has become best known for the Tillerstar one-pass cultivator-stone separator but the business is returning to its roots with the introduction of a new powered bed cultivator capable of working with more powerful tractors.Unveiled at BP2013, the national potato event, the new Heavy Duty Tiller is built to the same proven formula as before – a row of soil loosening legs positioned ahead of a bladed rotor of patented layout, then a choice of packer roller, bed forming hoods or ridging bodies. But the new version, available in triple- and four-bed sizes, is designed for tractors up to 390hp.“The original triple Ridger Tiller established George Moate Ltd as a manufacturer of innovative and productive equipment for potato seedbed cultivation,” says Lesley Pratt, commercial director. “While continuing to supply our existing Tiller models, we can now cater for growers wanting increased productivity.”

Unlike the unique Tillerstar, which radically changes bed preparation by cultivating and separating stone and clod in a single pass, the George Moate Tiller is designed for a conventional approach, usually involving a separate pass with specialist de-stoning equipment after powered bed cultivation.“Feedback from regular users of our powered tillers and analysis of our newly computerised parts system showed that growers are already putting more power through their machines,” says Lesley Pratt. “We set our engineers the task of producing a tiller capable of reliably handling more power and torque with lower running costs so that growers can exploit bigger tractors for increased productivity.”

The new Heavy Duty Tiller from potato equipment specialist George Moate Ltd is designed to work on tractors of up to 390hp.