Swedish multipurpose vehicle introduced into UK

A kit supplier is launching a multifunctional machine into the UK market that can plant vegetable crops, bed-out polytunnels or weed around trees.

Spalding-based AJE Systems took on the sole distribution of the battery- or engine-powered Swedish Drangen, which is offered as two-, four-, six- or eight-wheel drive.

"This is a new name, it has not been marketed in the UK before," said AJE Systems director Adam Cunnington. "It's for asparagus harvesting but has other uses too. You can weed organics or use it in polytunnels. It is good for anything that needs hand weeding or can be used as a carrying gantry for walking behind for harvesting."

Asparagus grower Cunnington is using a couple of the machines, which cost around £5,500, on his farmland to evaluate their effectiveness.

The machines can be lay-down operated or seated. They boast Honda-powered hydraulics, handheld brush weeders and integral crop-conveyor systems.


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