Combi-Disc Cultivator

Introduction

Combi-Disc

Combi-Disc Cultivator In Action

The HE-VA Combi-Disc is a multipurpose cultivator designed to subsoil, surface cultivate and consolidate in one pass. The compact mounted 3m version can be used on tractors from 170hp upwards whilst the 4.25m and 5.25m trailed units are capable of being used on tractors up to 450hp.

The Combi-Disc provides versatility for smaller farms by being able to perform a number of different jobs from primary to secondary cultivation and from subsoiling to shallow disc cultivating. Equally the larger folding trailed machines are at home being used as shallow stale seedbed preparation on 180hp tractors or working up to 350mm (14”) deep moving the whole soil profile from the surface down on a 450hp tractor. Adaptability and ease of adjustment are standard features throughout the range.

Versatile Cultivation

Having manufactured Subsoilers, Discs and Combination Cultivators for over a decade HE-VA have brought all their knowledge and experience together in the Combi-Disc. Launched as a 3m mounted machine in 2015 the range now includes trailed and larger hydraulic folding machines.

The Combi-Disc is designed with the operator in mind, it can be used as a subsoiler with the discs lifted out of work, a set of discs with the legs lifted up or as a complete one pass soil cultivator. Furthermore, all of this is possible without leaving the seat of the tractor. Once the Combi-Disc has been set level the first time it is used the components of the machine can all be hydraulically adjusted from the tractor seat allowing minute changes to settings to be made whilst in work. 

Features

Subsoiling Tine Adjusment

The Subsoiling tines on the Combi-Disc can be used to work down to 350mm (14”) or can be lifted out of work completely and the working depth can be altered on the move. The depth of the tines is controlled by the relative position of the packer roller at the back of the machine.

Combi Disc Subsoiling Tine Adjustment

Disc Adjustment

Once the tines depth is set in relation to the packer roller then discs can be adjusted and set separately. The discs can work to a maximum of 12cm (5”) or can be taken out of work completely. Once again the adjustment is hydraulic and the discs can be adjusted and fine tuned whilst on the move.Combi Disc Adjustment

DSD - Depth Synchronised Disc - Aggressiveness

DSD - Depth Synchronised Disc - Aggressiveness


Depth Synchronised DiscWhen designing the Disc Roller the aim of the HE-VA engineers was to produce a machine that could fulfil all the roles that a disc cultivator is asked to. It needed to be able to work shallow to create stale seedbeds at 2 - 5cm and at the same time be able to cut and incorporate crop residues when working deep in heavy soils. The unique DSD system is the way that both aims were achieved. When the machine is being used for shallow cultivation (position 1) the disc is virtually perpendicular to the soil. As the operator adjusts the discs deeper using the tractor hydraulics (position 2) the disc angle automatically increases (see below).

 

Depth Synchronised Disc

 

  1. When working shallow the DSD system ensures that the angle of the disc to the soil is perpendicular (vertical) which means that the discs push the soil horizontally (sideways) and the whole soil surface is moved. Another key benefit of the vertical disc is that it breaks the soil loose rather than “scooping” it out like a concave disc working at an angle, this means there is no smearing which would create a disc pan.

  2. When being used as a deep disc cultivator or for residue mixing and incorporation a more aggressive disc angle is required. The DSD system automatically increases the aggressiveness of the disc angle relative to the soil surface.

The end result is that the discs pull themselves into the ground more which assists penetration meaning more soil is inverted and residue incorporated. All this happens automatically and hydraulically as the depth of the discs is being altered by the tractor driver.

A traditional concave disc or an aggressively angled disc will lift soil and cut out “grooves” but will not move all the soil surface. At the same time it will tend to smear and seal the worked soil creating a disc pan. - DSD

510mm Sabre Disc

Sabre Disc Disc Harroe

A major part of the development work on the Disc Roller was the optimisation of the disc design. This has resulted in the Sabre discs from HE-VA. Normal heavily dished discs have too much angle and do not overlap enough to cut all the soil at shallow depths.

The Sabre discs shallow disc angle, with its superb cutting action, coupled with the stagger of the two disc rows provides maximum movement and mixing of soil, even at shallow working depths. The other advantage of a relatively flat disc is that it does not smear causing a disc pan in wet conditions, whereas the back of a more conventional concave disc smears the soil as it works creating a pan and causing problems for crop roots and drainage.

Hydraulic Reset - Auto

Combi-Disc Cultivator Hydraulic ResetThe Combi-Disc’s soil loosening legs can be fitted with on the move hydraulic reset. A pressure gauge allows the hydraulic system to be set according to the working depth and oil accumulators provide temporary expansion room for the hydraulic system when the legs trip. This means that the leg breaks back quickly and is able to reset immediately once it has passed the obstacle.


The sensitivity of the break back system is quickly and easily adjusted by the operator according to the working depth and type of soil. The whole system reduces the amount of lost time due to shearbolt breakages and makes the machine easy and convenient to use. 


A shearbolt option is available for larger machines.

Leg and Points

Combi Disc Cultivator Leg and PointsThe soil loosening legs on the Combi-Disc are set at 55cm centres and staggered in two rows at 400 Combi-Disc Leg Point- 420 (dependant on model) to allow soil and residue to flow between them and keep the draft requirement to a minimum.

The standard 25mm Combi-Disc leg is made from Hardox 400 steel to minimise wear. The point itself is made from cast steel which is hardened to prevent wear without becoming brittle. A single bolt located behind the heel of the leg is used to hold the point in place, this makes it a matter of a few minutes work to change all the points on a Combi-Disc.

The Combi-Disc point has been developed by HE-VA through over 10 years experience of subsoiling and soil loosening in a huge variety of conditions all over the world. The experiences of customers each year has lead to continuous evolution of the point to provide the best wear characteristics and yet ensure it gets the job done.

Cultivator Leg PointThe standard Combi-Disc point is 200mm wide but narrower 80mm and 120mm versions are available as well as a 350mm point. Whilst the 200mm point is suitable for most applications the soil type, working depth and desired end result varies so a simple change of point size will allow the Combi-Disc to suit most applications.

 

 

 

Low Disturbance Leg and Point


Cultivator Full Leg Point ViewThe 15mm low disturbance leg and tungsten tipped LD point are also the product of many years development. Whilst many customers are moving towards reduced tillage systems they appreciate that drainage is key to crop development, allowing timely field operations and preventing the relentless progress of grass weeds such as Blackgrass. The low disturbance leg and point that HE-VA has developed allows deep soil loosening whilst minimising surface disturbance and preventing mixing of the soil profile.

The thinner legs are made from stronger Hardox 500 steel and can be interchanged with the standard Combi-Disc legs as necessary. However it is the point that really makes the difference. The LD point has a shallower wing angle and shorter tungsten tipped nose that opens the soil to create drainage without disturbing the whole soil profile.

Rear Roller Options

V Profile 600mm or 700mm diameterCombi-Disc V Profile RingsLike many of the machines in the HE-VA range the Combi-Disc uses the proven pressed steel V profile ring. However, all the rings are mounted on a 150mm solid axle so that each section of the roller turns as one ensuring the machine can continue to work in very wet sticky conditions. Each ring section is castellated ensuring the roller turns in light soils. The aggressive rib and shoulder profile combines with around 150mm ring spacing to leave an excellent consolidated weatherproof finish. Trailed Combi-Discs are supplied as standard with a larger 700mm V-Profile ring packer.

 

Border Deflector

The border deflector comes standard on every Combi-Disc ensuring that a leCombi-Disc Cultivator Deflectorvel finish can be achieved on any soil type.

Low Disturbance Leg & Point Option

The 15mm low disturbance leg and tungsten tipped LD point are also the product of many years development. Whilst many customers are moving towards reduced tillage systems they appreciate that drainage is key to crop development, allowing timely field operations and preventing the relentless progress of grass weeds such as blackgrass. The low disturbance leg and point that HE-VA has developed allows deep soil loosening whilst minimising surface disturbance and preventing mixing of the soil profile.

The thinner legs are made from stronger Hardox 500 steel and can be interchanged with the standard subsoiler legs as necessary. However, it is the point that really makes the difference. The LD point has a shallower wing angle and shorter tungsten tipped nose that opens the soil to create drainage without disturbing the whole soil profile.

Models

Combi-Disc Mounted

Mounted Combi-Disc Tine and Disc Cultivator

The three point linkage mounted Combi-Disc comes in either 2.75m or 3.25m working widths allowing easy manoeuvring in and out the field and to suit tractors ranging from 170 to 270 horsepower.

 

   

Combi-Disc Trailed

Trailed Combi-Disc Tine and Disc CultivatorThe trailed Combi-Disc is available in 2.75m and 3.25m working width as a non folding machine, 4.25m and 5.25m as hydraulic folding with a transport width of 2.61m and automatic transport locks for safe and simple road transport.

 

Technical Information

Combi-Disc Mounted

Combi-Disc Mounted

Model

Working width

Transport width m

Legs

No of Discs

Roller Diameter

HP Requirement

Weight kgs

300 - Mounted

2.75m

3m

5

22

600mm 

170-240

3420

350 - Mounted

3.25m

3.5m

6

26

600mm

210-270

3870

Combi-Disc Trailed

Combi-Disc Trailed

Model

Working width

Transport width m

Legs

No of Discs

Roller Diameter

HP Requirement

Weight kgs

300 - Trailed

2.75m

3m

5

22

700mm 

180-240

4620

350 - Trailed

3.25m

3.5m

6

26

700mm

210-270

5280

450 - Trailed

4.25m

2.61m

7

34

700mm

300-400

5540

550 - Trailed

5.25m

2.61m

9

42

700mm

350-450

6820

Options & Accessories

Soil Mat

Combi-Disc Cultivator Soil MatThis ensures soil falls in front of the roller to present a level surface to be consolidated. Recommended when fitting a seeder to your Combi-Disc. 

HPV Controller

Combi-Disc Cultivator HPV ControllerReduces the number of tractor spools needed by controlling up to four double acting functions. Multiple functions can be activated simultaneously.

 

Variocast Mount Kit

All Combi-Discs can be fitted with a mounting kit suitable for the OPICO Variocast tCombi-Disc Cultivator Variocasto allow seeding of OSR and cover crops.

The Variocast Seeder will seed oilseed rape on the back of virtually any cultivator and save you money. Adding a Variocast Seeder to a Combi Disc has even greater benefits.

It cuts seed rates and establishment costs whilst improving yields - utilise a Variocast to take advantage of Till-Seeding techniques and improve gross margins.

For more information on the Variocast Seeder click here.

Front Disc

Combi-Disc Cultivator Front DiscTrailed machines can be fitted with front discs in line with the subsoiling legs to reduce surface soil disturbance.

 

 

Low Distrubance Leg & Point

All Combi-Discs can be fitted with low disturbance legs andCombi-Disc Cultivator Low Disturbance Leg and Point points to reduce soil disturbance whilst providing drainage.

Brakes

Combi Disc BrakesAir braking or hydraulic braking systems are available for all trailed Combi-Discs as a factory fit option.

Options & Accessories

Optional Extras

Model No.

Description

1064512-80

Adjustable soil mat

1064512-90

Variocast Mount Kit (Electronic Seeders only)

1064512-61

Front Cutter 5 Disc Toolbar

Easy draft leg and point assembly - in lieu of Standard leg

Additional easy draft leg and point assembly Hyd Reset (retrofit)

Pricing

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