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Suffolk farmer, Will Hitchcock, has opted for a pellet applicator mounted on rolls for more targeted slug pellet application

Moving from a run-of-the-mill quad-mounted spinner to a specialist pellet applicator on a set of heavy rolls has revolutionised slug control for one Suffolk grower, Will Hitchcock, Hitchcock Farms.

Will comments "One critical part that is easily overlooked is the rolls but they are actually much more important than they are often given credit for.  Not only do they ensure even crop establishment, in producing a tight seedbed, they make it more difficult for slugs to thrive and help to ensure the efficacy...


While the introduction of cover crops has been a further boost to soil health at Wistaton Farm in Herefordshire, Farm Manager Steve Klenk is also ensuring seed and establishment costs are kept to a minimum.

Steve comments "We are using the Disc Roller as the primary cultivator on fresh stubble.  The discs move all the ground and loosen the soil.  We only need to go down  1.5 in as we are not trying to alleviate compaction - going deeper is just using more diesel.  The depth control on the machine is very good.  The roller does a good job of consolidation and leaves a level finish.


Using the HE-VA Disc...

Highwood are pleased to announce that we will be dealers/distributors for the Trilo range of leaf & litter vacuums, sweepers, flail collectors and tractor mounted blowers for Councils, Schools, Golf Courses, Large Estates & Groundcare Contractors for Dorset & Somerset. For more info, please contact our Groundcare Team or visit their website at 



Even after 150 strikes of the guillotine, the HE-VA roller ring is left undamaged. Photo by NilehnTeknik.

HE-VA cast steel 620mm roller rings, with 10 spokes, were the strongest and most robust in trials carried out by Swedish machinery magazine, NielehnTeknik.

The research looked at roller rings from three different agricultural machinery manufacturers, including HE-VA. The strength of the rings was put to the test by mounting them in an axis under a guillotine, where a heavy block was plunged down onto the ring from a height of 70 and 90cms, with 96 and 156 tons of weight respectively.

The HE-VA cast steel roller ring was...

Highwood attended the 2 day Yeovil Show again this year, in glorious sunshine.

Ticket Sales were up 25% this year to a footfall of 25,000 people through the doors. We met lots of customers - old and new. 

Kubota has announced that it will invest €55 million in a new R&D Centre in Europe. The new site will be located in Crépy-en-Valois, France and will be fully operational in 2020.

" Kubota Corporation continues to make significant investments into its expansion throughout Europe and will now invest in a brand-new R&D Centre that will be the Competence Centre of Engineering for agricultural tractor markets, and the base for Kubota’s research activities for tractors in Europe region.

By establishing a best in class R&D Centre in Europe, embedding up to date engineering and validation tools, Kubota will develop cutting edge...


Installing a new Kubota F3890 to another local Council this week, replacing machines not up to the strength & reliability of a Kubota. The benefit of road registering has enhanced its usefulness and lowered transport downtime.

Find out more about the F-Series here:


We were pleased to install a new, upgraded G23 Low Dump to a local holiday park, replacing their original Mk1 G23 Low Dump. 

With a feast of new safety features - essential to businesses with public in the locality of the working machine - this machine is installed ready for the 2018 season.

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