Imants Sandy Loam - Model 32S - Rotary Spader
The Imants 32 series spader is an ideal spading machine for smaller areas and smaller tractors. The spader is suitable for sand, loamy and light clay soils (recommended without crumbler roller on clay soils). The 32 series spading machine is a nicely compact and versatile spader that can be applied in many sectors. The machines can be fitted with a crumbler roller. So the primary tillage (spading) can be combined to make a seed bed.
The spader works the soil by means of the spade shaft. On this shaft there are rows, each with a number of spade arms, the number of rows and spade arms depending on the machine and the working width.
The crumbler roller is fitted directly behind the spade shaft. The crumbler roller is a driven tube with hardened spring tines mounted on it. Because of this special design, the crumbler roller generates a perfectly compacted seed bed, levels the ground and incorporates the superficial organic matter, to name but a few of its effects.
Spading - general
During spading, organic matter is mixed through the most biologically active, oxygenated topsoil. This enables to effectively and simply incorporate waste material, compost and green manure in one working pass. This means the organic matter becomes available immediately as food for micro-organisms.
There is no plough pan because of the unique way the spades are inserted. The result is better water management, while fertilisers and minerals are better used.
Because the spade shaft pushes “forwards”, less tractive force is needed compared to ploughing. Another feature is that the tractor rides on the topsoil and not in the furrow, so there is no compression of the deeper soil layers. The spading machine removes all compressed soil up to spade depth to create the perfect seed bed without clumping.
Small spading machines are used in situations where the working speed is less important, whilst the quality of the tillage is crucial, however.
The 32 series is ideal for sandy and loamy soils throughout the world.The machine has a working depth of 15 to 30 cm and tills the soil evenly over the entire working depth and width.
The 32 series is designed for all small four-wheel drive tractors on the market, with an output between 15 and 30 HP. The spading machine has a weight of 315 kg / 700 lbs with crumbler roller and only 250 kg / 550 lbs without a crumbler roller.
The machine is ideal for small horticulture, arable farming, green space and gardening companies. This is also the perfect machine for soil cultivation for tree growers and greenhouses crops. The spading machine is also made for smaller plots and strip cultivation. The ends are worked as efficiently as the sections in the middle. There is no furrow!
For heavier soils we advise you to use a spading machine without a crumbler roller. In this type of soils, the machine is mainly used for the primary tillage and mixing the soil to perfection.