The ZA/86 rotary hoe has been specially designed and engineered to cultivate inter-row and between individual plants simultaneously. This is the only hoe with automatic offset that utilizes a linear action feeler. With this system, the feeler of the ZA/86 maintains faultless control over the offset movement under any conditions. In particular, the implement operates without any need for manual intervention, even in long grass. Importantly, the feeler has a travel of just 40 mm (as opposed to the 400 mm typical of conventional feelers), which significantly facilitates reversing and manoeuvring operations.
The ZA/86 has several important features combining to ensure long and reliable service:
- Lateral transmission housing cast in one piece
- Oil-immersed gear train
- Main supports with taper roller bearings
- Double seal on main hoe-blade shaft
The machine can be fitted on request with wheels in place of skids, and with hydraulic remote control allowing operation of the offset mechanism from the driving seat.