Three brand new products from Italian manufacturer Seppi are now available in the UK, exclusively from Lamberhurst Engineering, the UK's sole importer.
The Seppi SMO XTR with side discharge is the first machine and is a standard SMO mower with an additional hydraulic drive endless belt cross conveyor fitted to the rear of the mower to take cut grass to the right side and deposit it under trees and vines. The retention of moisture for trees and vines is of great importance to all involved in the growing of these crops, so depositing the grass clippings under the crop both helps retain moisture and to suppress weeds.
The drive for this is taken from the external supply of the tractor. Although this concept is not new to Seppi - they made this type of machine many years ago, its re-launch is very pertinent in this age of environmental awareness.
The second machine, the XSA in-row weeder, is offered in three configurations:
• One unit on a three point linkage frame
• Two units on a three point linkage frame
• A single unit mounted on the side of an SMO mower.
The weeder units are free to float up and down, or if greater adjustment is needed hydraulic angling can be fitted. The breakaway is controlled by a sensitive touch bar. This operates with a spring release or optional hydraulic breakaway. The depth is controlled by a disc under the blades. The width of the complete unit is adjustable hydraulically with hydraulic power being supplied by an independent hydraulic system which is pto driven.
The third machine to be launched is the standard SMO XTR which has been designed to mow and weed simultaneously. The weeder is available in two widths 35cm [13.8"] and 45cm [17.7"]. Working depth is 4cm [1.6"]. A disc on the base of the mower limits the penetration so that root damage is avoided. The weeder is fitted to the right side of the mower.
Seppi's UK distributor is Lamberhurst Engineering. For more information call 01892 890364 or visit www.lameng.com.