Fedele machines feature updates

Lincolnshire-based Deptford Marketing used this year's LAMMA show to highlight a number of improvements to the Fedele range of transplanters.

Machines with landwheel drive now benefit from a system that makes changing the spacing easier, particularly on five-row machines.

Alternatively, machines can be supplied with a new parallelogram-type wheel for offset planting patterns. The rotating feeder is available in six-, nine- and 12-bowl versions, but Deptford Marketing representative Geoff Wright said a new replacement shoe would be popular with growers.

Previously it was necessary to replace the whole unit when it became worn, but now the worn section can be cut off and replaced, giving both cost and carbon savings as well as reducing the amount of waste generated - all of which are becoming increasingly important concerns for growers.

As well as the Fedele transplanter, Deptford showed the Celli range of power tillers and harrows, which are new this year. With working widths between 1m and 6m, the heavy-duty Italian-made machines were expected to prove popular with UK customers.

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