Built in Austria and imported into Ireland by Farmhand in Dublin, APV is best known in Ireland for its air seeders.
The firm also offers a rear-mounted grassland tine harrow, which comprises four rows of tines – two rows of strong and two rows of slightly cranked spring tines.
Depending on the specification, the two front rows of tines come in either 10mm or 12mm. These are designed to tear the sward and free the grassland of weeds and matting.
Meanwhile, the two rear rows of 8mm tines separate the soil from the torn weeds, helping to produce a fine soil.
The harrow rests on swivel and lockable front feeler wheels, which also help it to follow the contours of the ground.
A spring-mounted levelling plate is available as an optional extra, which helps to level out any unevenness.
This plate is height-adjustable thanks to two bolts at the hole pattern. The levelling plate is also guided by the feeler wheels. If desired, it is possible to combine the grassland harrow with different APV air seeders.
The APV harrow can also be configured to fit on to the front of a tractor if required. APV offers the machine in two working widths – either 3m or 6m.
The 3m machine has 40 tines on the front row and 60 on the rear. Weighing in at 530kg, it has a starting price of €11,300 plus VAT.
Meanwhile, the 6m machine has 80 tines on the front row and 120 on the rear. It weighs in at 1,050kg and is priced at €17,000 plus VAT.