When Greg Colebrook, of Greens Farming, Soham decided to invest in a new stone burier, he looked at several different manufacturers and decided on Italian manufacturer Celli, “the build quality looked far superior to the competition and I’ve personally had experience with the brand in New Zealand. Having worked with Celli’s large rotavators and power harrows I knew it would be built to last. Celli were also able to make design alterations to the machine, giving us the option to use the machine with both a crumble roller and rear bed-forming hoods. The team at dealer, Nigel Quinn (AMS) Ltd, came out to install the machine after delivery to the farm, setting the machine up for use with the rollers and following us to the field, to ensure the machine worked smoothly. The machine easily buries stones down to 20cm which is plenty for a growing crop of onions, and in dry conditions can achieve forward speeds of 7km at 6meters wide, drastically reducing costs and saving time in our soil preparation”.
According to Harry West at Nigel Quinn (AMS) Ltd, Celli have turned their attention to designing these ‘one-pass’ solutions in recent years and have found it in this combination of cultivation machine and bed-forming hoods. The company is also going to introduce a range of deeper bed-formers, for crops requiring deeper beds, later this year.