Stephen Richmond & Jonathan Whitlam
Duration: 100 minutes
First Pasture Price: £14.44
Status: In Stock
This dvd examines the past and present of potato mechanisation by using a combination of archive footage and current filming to display a range of models, from the Ferguson spinner to the Ploeger self-propelled tanker harvester.
The programme starts with manure spreading, ploughing and preparing the soil, taking a look at traditional systems as well as minimum tillage. The presenters cover ridging and bed-forming with particular emphasis on de-stoners such as the Grimme Combi Star.
Their section on planting runs from the 1950s hand-planting to modern machines from Grimme, Reekie, Keyag and Standen. Harvesting includes the 400-500 horsepower self-propelled 4-row machines, Dewulf, Ploeger, Standen, Reekie, Grimme and Agrifac.
The final section of the dvd looks at potato handling.
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