Gothia Redskap AB

- Inter Row Hoeing System


System Cameleon is designed to provide more flexibility and opportunities for successful farming evenwithout pesticides. The system is not only a seed drill. Due to the machine’s inter row technique it can also work between the crop rows after it’s emergence. This means that the system replaces multiple machines and provides completely new field applications like inter row fertilization. As a seeder it drills the crop in exact line spacing which subsequently enables precise inter row hoeing which is closer the crop rows than otherwise possible. The combined effect of the system is reduced machine costs, maximized precision and a higher return than traditional technology.

By thinking outside the box we can supply a modular overall concept which is unique to the market. Welcome to System Cameleon.

The most developed system for organic farming
Better nitrogen mineralization occurs through accurate placement of fertilizer as well as by the powerful cultivation action of inter row hoeing when compared to the performance of competitors.

The System Cameleon combines accurate seed placement and low power requirement. For an 8 m System Cameleon, equipped for sowing, fertilization and inter row hoeing, a 160 hp tractor usually enough.

These are just some of the benefits that make System Cameleon to the most developed system for arable farming, without, or with reduced use of pesticides.

Accurate seeding with low horsepower requirement

System Cameleon is built to provide accurate seed placement independent of earlier deep of harrowing. Although this is usually enough with a 160 horsepower tractor for an 8 m Cameleon equipped for seed, fertilizer or weed management.

These properties are important to get a uniform emergence and to reduce soil compaction when sowing. The low horse power requirement also means that an additional investment in a larger tractor rarely needed for investment in an 8 m

Central depth adjustment
The depth setting is done centrally for all coulters at once while the carriers that keep the coulters, ensures that each coulters still have individual ground following.

Revolutionary seeding technology
The Cameleons seed coulters system is designed to clean and loosen around the seed without pressing down plant residues. or compaction in any direction. This is important especially in peas who easily are affected by compaction.

High fertilizer rate capacity and revolutionary placement increases profitability
System Cameleon is designed to optimize the fertilizer effect even for long term
fertilizer as pelletized organic fertilizer or conventional synthetic NPK fertilizer.

The systems module for sowing and fertilizer combined with the inter row system creates a new type of field work, inter row fertilization. In the spring, in autumn drilled crops, there is now possibility to do fertilizer placement in moist soil between the crop rows. Because of that benefit winter crops will get an similar nitrogen effect like fertilized spring crops.
System Cameleon can be equipped with automatic inter rowing. It allows that tillage can be made with high precision in between the crop rows.rna.

The inter rowing system is based on a camera that monitors the crop rows and transmits the information to a computer that steer the machine in between the lines.

To minimize downtime the machine sets quickly between sowing and hoeing by working the framework hydraulically to one side.The machine can for example in springtime fertilize autumn seeded crops, hoe weeds with great accuracy, harrow crust in between the rows and weed harrow in between rows. It can also be used for under sowing new crops in between existing lines.

This provides unprecedented opportunities for increased profitability in arable farming.
Correct placement of fertilizer in moist soil is very positive with the use of organic and others more poorly soluble fertilizer.

These fertilizers requires moisture and ground contact to obtain mineralization. A broad cast above ground or basis incorporation with the traditional technique requires a lot of rain. In dry weather conditions the impact of the expensive fertilizers missing altogether. When the fertilizer is placed deep in moist soil, the mineralization process is independent of the availability of rain.

The Cameleons powerful hoeing loosens the soil and put air inside which provide mineralization and gives optimal conditions for the crop. Tillage in between the rows provides nitrogen mineralization for the growing crops which will increase the yield 
while leaching is minimized.

Powerful and combined solutions for management weeds inter row hoeing

System Cameleon has a powerful design which gives a positive impact on inter row hoeing.

Cameleon is designed with several carriers where bout blades and / or coulters are mounted. The carrier is unique and provides an extreme stability capable of maintaining
the accuracy required for exactly hoeing while providing individual ground ride for each carrier.

The carrier is designed so the blade not should move laterally as well provide high cut ability. In hard soil the carrier are pushed backwards instead of upwards. With this construction the hoeing blade never go on tip. Instead the hoeing occurs
with the entire blade width. (See image below.)
At wide hoeing blades the systems Cameleon can be used as a cultivator and then gives full hoeing of the entire soil layer in one pass.

This type of tillage has particular advantages in the spring. An early harrowing lifts the entire layer of soil so that weed seeds get start impulses which at delayed sowing create maximum weed effect. At harrowing in the autumn, the system manages to cut through the beams better than a ordinary tine can handle.
System Cameleon equipped with camera control allows inter row weed harrowing.

This means that the weed harrowing can be carried out without damaging the crop after crop emergence. Of course, it also allows weed harrowing without camera control even in the earlier stages before crop emergence.

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