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Purchase Guide
Purchase Guide
Purchase Guide

The production of a quality fodder has to meet many criteria: it should combine the feed value, palatability and digestive quality the cattle needs, while meeting profitability requirements. Finding this balance is a science of its own. It requires the implementation of appropriate agricultural practices but also the ability to face the many external factors damaging the composition of the meadows.

Well conscious of this reality and of the financial consequences such damages can have, JOSKIN developed a complete range of implements to maintain and renovate meadows in order to ensure the production of enough quality grass to the farmers.

The choice of an equipment is never easy to make. The aim of this guide is therefore to help you to find the implement that will best meet your needs according to your meadow specifications and the damages on it.

What are the Causes of Damages in a Meadow?

What are the Causes of Damages in a Meadow?

The flora is a main indicator of a meadow state. Ideally, the vegetation cover should be homogeneous and constantly have the following composition:

  • 70% of good grass to ensure a dense and productive grass
  • between 10 and 20% of leguminous plants to improve the fodder quality
  • max. 20% of other plants in oder to make the fodder palatable.
What are the Causes of Damages in a Meadow?

Several hazards can however lead to an unbalance and damage the meadow:

  • dung
  • moss
  • molehills
  • ground compaction
  • felting, dead grass, grass weed, sealing crust,...
  • damages of wild boars
  • holes in the vegetation cover
  • leftovers.

To prevent such an unbalance, a fast and appropriate reaction is needed. It is therefore useful to understand how a harrow works in order to determinate the most suited model to react.

The specific action of each of our harrows is the result of a combination of 5 factors:

How Does a Harrow Works?

How Does a Harrow Works?

The great strength of the JOSKIN harrows is their ability to efficiently face the various specific cases that can occur. Even if all our models benefit from an outstanding multi-functionality, they all have a specific design in order to face some damage types more precisely and with greater insistence, depending on their intensity and frequency of occurrence.

The specific action of each of our harrows is the result of a combination of 5 factors:

Use of Appropriate Tools

1Use of Appropriate Tools

Every tool on the harrow was chosen depending on its field of application in order to meet the specific requirements of flexibility or aggressiveness.

Good Combination of Tool Rows

2Good Combination of Tool Rows

On a JOSKIN harrow, every row of tools uses the result of the previous row to carry out its work. We are therefore trying to find the best combinations of tools and to determinate the number of required tools per row to reach the desired result. The work of a harrow is thus characterized by the succession and accumulation of complementary actions of the different lines of tools.


Consult the List of JOSKIN Tools
Optimal Space between all Rows

3Optimal Space between all Rows

A free space is determined between the various rows in order to make sure the action of a row if completely over before the next one starts working. This space varies according to the type of tools and the intended goal.

Ideal Weight

4Ideal Weight

The weight of all harrows depends on its scope of action in order to ensure a perfect stability in all circumstances. Thanks to the use of special steel, JOSKIN could reduce the weight of its products while improving their sturdiness. This prevents the implements from working too deep and saves energy. This optimized weight also enables a better compatibility with tractors with low power.

Appropriate Adjustment Possibilities

5Appropriate Adjustment Possibilities

In order to meet the specifications of every meadow and to increase the scope of action of every row of tools, the JOSKIN harrows are fitted with different types of adjustments allowing to define the working height depending on the requested action.

How to Choose the most Appropriate Harrow?

To choose your harrow model, you have to clearly identify your need. The most appropriate solution is to determine the repairs you want to carry out in order to reestablish the balance in your meadow.

Answer the following 10 questions in order to evaluate the extent of the various damages on your field.

Spreading Dung

Spreading Dungi

Intensity of this type of damages in your meadow

Removing Moss

Removing Mossi

Intensity of this type of damages in your meadow

Spreading Molehills

Spreading Molehillsi

Intensity of this type of damages in your meadow

Regenerating/Aerating Deeply

Regenerating/Aerating Deeplyi

Intensity of this type of damages in your meadow

Scarifying/Harrowing

Scarifying/Harrowingi

Intensity of this type of damages in your meadow

Leveling the Field

Leveling the Fieldi

Intensity of this type of damages in your meadow

Overseeding

Overseedingi

Is overseeding necessary?

What is the surface area of your meadow?

What is the surface area of your meadow? (ha)i

What is the power of your tractor?

What is the power of your tractor? (hp)i

Your tractor is fitted with a hitching system of category

Your tractor is fitted with a hitching system of category :i

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