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The Unia Kos Premium Long Cultivator
The Unia Kos Premium Long Cultivator

New stubble cultivator is in the limelight

An East Yorkshire farm machinery importer will showcase its new farm machinery range at the Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS) next month.

Sancton based Manterra Ltd is the sole UK importer for Unia Group, Central Europe’s leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery and will exhibit Unia Group’s Kos stubble cultivator at the show at York Auction Centre on 4th February.

Manterra founder, farmer and agronomist Andrew Manfield said: “A key feature of the Kos Premium Long Cultivator is that it is semi-mounted, which puts less strain on the tractor pulling it. It also lets the operator optimise the tractor in terms of tyre pressure and ballast, thus improving efficiency and reducing running costs.

“The semi-mounted design also means that the tillage elements can be spaced correctly for maximum effect and allows for eight tines with large spacings between them in a three metre machine. It’s a very versatile machine that allows growers to maximize the return on their investment.”

He added: “I’d been looking for a manufacturer of high quality, low cost cultivation, spreading and seeding equipment for clients with a tight budget and Unia Group has exceeded my expectations.

“In terms of value for money, they are unbeaten. Although relatively unknown in the UK, they have an excellent, 132-year pedigree and I expect that they won’t remain unknown for very long.”

Manterra was established by farmer and agronomist, Andrew Manfield in 2011 and has its foundations in a farming business that was established at the beginning of the last century. Manterra is also an authorised dealer for Trimble precision agriculture products and Duport spoke wheel injectors. In addition, Manterra is the key technology supplier to the Stockbridge Technology Centre SATS4CROPS project that has secured Innovate UK funding for a three year trial to commercialise innovative precision farming technology.