For over 50 years the Maschio Group has been a leader in the production of Power Harrows, Rotary Cultivators, Ploughs, Flail Mowers, Mulchers and Seed Drills to name but a few products. Over 120 different types of machines are manufactured in 8 factories, of which 80% are exported across the world.
Maschio’s main goal has always been to manufacture machines that can offer “Real help to farmers” by using the most technological advanced production methods. It’s easy to see why Maschio products are some of the best on the market today.
The first line up of Maschio products launched in the UK consisted of Power Harrows and Rotary Cultivators. These are now very well established and have been sold in the UK for the last 35 years. Since then a new range of Flail Mowers, Seed Drills, Combination Drills and Ploughs have been introduced, with further products to be added year by year, so keep watching for new things to come!
Please feel free to contact Keith, Sam or Jon they will be happy to discuss the benefits of the range in more detail with you.
Keith Hayes (Tiverton) 07850 889251 – Jon Kittow (Tiverton) 07394 566564 – Sam Tucker (South Molton) 07590 442680.
MASCHIO… more tines for more tilth
Maschio have been producing power harrows for over 50 years and offer one of the most comprehensive and reliable ranges in the market. There is a power harrow suitable for all situations with the range catering to both small and large-scale farms.
Maschio build 3 key features into every power harrow: STRENGTH, RELIABILITY and EASY MAINTENANCE.
The STRENGTH and RELIABILITY comes from using only the highest quality components Maschio make most of the key components in house, which includes the rotors, tines and transmission troughs, this allows them to ensure all machines are produced to the high standard they strive for. Every power harrow model has under gone rigorous or even extreme testing during the design and prototyping process to make sure it stands up to conditions it designed for.
EASY MAINTENANCE is a feature built into every Maschio product and is considered to be an essential element of the design process. Maschio make it their mission to make machines that are easy to maintain and make life easier for the operator. The Power Harrow “Quick Fit” tines are a prime example of this philosophy, allowing the tines to be changed in seconds. “Easy rotor access” is another example whereby the rotor bearings and seals can be accessed without the need to strip the complete transmission trough.
All these simple but good ideas keep maintenance and any possible downtime to a minimum.
Maschio power harrows have also been purposefully designed to be fully compatible with Maschio seed drills enabling a wide choice of “combination drill” options to suit all requirements.
As with any machine the strength of the chassis or in this case trough is critical because it is what all the other components are mounted on and what holds the machine together. Maschio’s double-skinned trough makes the harrow more rigid and prevents it from twisting or bending, without any significant increase in weight. The double-skinned trough, featuring an exclusive design, is made from high-strength steel.
Made in house by Maschio the central, side or transfer gearboxes are all built with as few gears as possible, reducing friction in favour of lower fuel consumption. The bevel gears feature large gears with helical teeth: increasing the contact surface reduces the play inside the gearbox – the key component that transmits power through the working parts of the machine.
Maschio’s basic rotor design is replicated throughout the range, it features high quality bearing sets at the top and bottom of the rotor shaft to ensure they can cope with the torsional forces applied through the tines in heavy work.
One of the key features designed into every Maschio power harrow model is the ease of maintenance, from utilising a simple dip stick combined with breather to check oil levels, to easy access bearings that can be changed without full disassembly of the trough.
Timing and Number of Rotors
Maschio Power Harrow rotors are all timed sequentially meaning that there is a gradual utilisation of power by the machine reducing stress on both machine and tractor whilst economising diesel usage in work.
The closer rotor spacing of just 25cm (12 rotors in 3m) helps spread the torque better, reducing power draw. The rotors’ special timing means the tools dig into the soil to be tilled gradually, making it considerably easier for them to work their way through the soil and limiting vibration significantly. Placing rotors at a distance of 25cm from each other – unlike the competition who use wider spacing – results in much better soil finishing. More rotors per metre means more tines and more tines means a finer seedbed is prepared in one pass.