EC-Weeder

  • Fully customizable hoeing machine
  • Easy-to-use, low maintance and high quality
  • Optional IC-Light camera steering system

The EC-Weeder is suitable for all crops seeded in rows. Certain questions need to get answered carefully, to configurate the perfect EC-Weeder for your conditions:

What crop do you want to hoe?
What are your soil conditions?
What is the working width and the row distance of your seeder?
What is the track width of your tractor?

Beside this basic questions, you can choose out of numerous options for your conditions.

Brochure
Individually adapted row widths from 15 to 150 cm
Individually adapted working widths up to 17 m
70 cm passage height
Driving speed up to 15 km/h
Profile tool bar for flexible row widths
Numerous inter-row and intra-row tool options
Automatic & manual steering systems

Steering systems

The automatic or manual steering systems are optional and allow precise hoeing without any crop damage. Both systems hydraulicaly control the parallel sliding frame EC-Steer.

Find out more about the different steering systems:

Automatical steering IC-Light

IC-Light is the automatic camera steering system which enables precise and fatigue-free hoeing at day and night time. On base of camera images processed by a combination of terminal an job computer, the accurate steering of the EC-Weeder between the rows is facilitaded. Find out more about the IC-Light camera steering system.

Manual steering

The signal for the manual steering comes from the operator who is sitting in a comfortable seat in the rear of the EC-Weeder. He controls the machine visually via a joystick.

Row Sensor

The row sensor enables precise steering even in late growth stages and large plant stands.

Parallel sliding frame

The parallel sliding frame transmits the steering signal hydraulically from the IC-Light camera control or the manual steering to the hoeing machine. The hoeing machine is then steered between the rows, independently of the tractor movements. Thanks to the open frame, the camera has a clear view behind the tractor. Also for small working widths.

Elements

The elements consists out of a parallelogram design, which is mounted on the machine frame and follow the field contour via their depth control wheel. On the frame of the elements are multiple possibilities to mount inter- and intra-row tools.

Find out more about the different elements:

Profile tool bar

For flexible row widths: The elements are clamped to a 80×80 mm profile tool bar via robust connections, allowing them to easily moved to cater for various row widths.

Basic-Element

The compact one: The Basic element is particularly suitable for light soils and smaller crops with row widths of 15 to 50 cm. A tension spring maintains the appropriate contact pressure to maintain the correct working depth of the tools. The working depth of the implements can be infinitely adjusted.

Combi-Element

The allrounder: The Combi-element is particularly suitable for row widhts of 20 cm to 80 cm in medium to heavy soil conditions. Hydraulic lifting or pressurising is optional to enable both manual and GPS-guided Section Control via ISOBUS and to improve pulling into hard, silty soils. The Combi-element is available as a short version with a holder for up to three knives, and as a long version with up to five knives.

 

EC-Space

With our tool-free EC-Space hoeing tool adjustment for the Combi-element, adjusting the hoeing tools to the respective crop size is simple and time-saving. This makes the time-consuming adjustment on the hoeing tools history. The EC-SpaceManual enables infinitely variable manual adjustment of the tools with the aid of a spindle, which is operated by a hand crank and moves the knife holder. The new distance can be easily read off the integrated scale and transferred to the other elements. EC-Space is particularly worthwhile for farms with very heterogeneous fields or where there are frequent changes between fields with different sowing or planting times.

TRS-Element

The heavy one: The TRS-element is well suited for heavy soils and high loads with row widhts of 50 to 100 cm. It is particularly robust and can be equipped with up to five hoeing tools tools thanks to the tool holder. This is why it is also used with the EC-Ridgers for earthing-up bodies and other heavy tools.

Tools

Cutting – uprooting- covering: Steketee offers a wide range of inter- and intra-row tools to customize your EC-Weeder to your crop and soil conditions. Do you have light soils and no stones, or heavy conditions and robust crops?

Find out more about the different tools:

L-blade on rigid holder

Precise tool for stoneless soils and early growth stages. It slices through weed roots and works about 2 cm close to the crop.

A-blade on rigid holder

Precise tool for stone-free soils and all growth stages. It slices through the weed roots.

L-blade on vibroholder

Precise tool for all conditions and small crops. The spring-loaded vibroholder has a vibrating effect, which uproots and covers weeds. The blades penetrate the soil better.

A-blade on vibroholder

Precise tool for all conditions and all crop sizes. The spring-loaded vibroholder has a vibrating effect, which uproots and covers weeds. The blades penetrate the soil better.

duckfoot-share on spring tine

Perfect tool for stony soil conditions, as they are able to move forward and sidewards. The duck foot element is mainly used for pulling out and burying the weeds.

serrated protection discs

These discs protect the crops from soil and stones moved by the hoeing tools. They are applicable for the combi-element and are used in combination with A-blades on vibroholder or duckfoot-shares.

Small protection discs

These discs protect the crops from soil and stones moved by the hoeing tools. They can be used for the basic-element and have a cutting effect due to their smooth, ground disc shape.

Protection shields

The protection shields protect the crop from soil and stones moved by the chopping blades. They can be used for the basic- and combi-elements and are used in combination with duckfoot shares on spring tine.

Weed harrow, 8- and 12-tines

The weed harrow is mounted behind the element and uproots young weeds between the rows. The soil is removed from the roots, which reduces the risk of weeds growing again. .

Rotor weeder

The rotor weeder uproots and covers weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. It is suitable for stronger crops in stony conditions, the strength (vigorousness) can be adjusted to the field conditions.

Finger weeder

The finger weeders uproots weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. The strength (vigorousness) of the finger weeder action can be easily adjusted to the crop type and the grow stage. The attachment is possible directly on the element or with individually sprung guide tubes, so that the loading and unloading of the finger weeder can be adjusted via compression springs. Optionally, the finger weeders can be lifted hydraulically via Section Control.

Earthing-up share

The earthing-up share covers works between the crop plants within the row. The plants must be of sufficient size for this. The earthing-up share can be used with the combi-element and is suitable for row widths between 45 and 80 cm.

Earthing-up body

The earthing-up body covers weeds between the crops within the row. The earthing-up body can be used with the basic- and combi-elements and is suitable for row widths between 35 and 80 cm. The coulter tip ensures an intensive tilling effect.

Earthing-up shield

The earthing-up shield covers weeds between the crops within the row. The shield can be used with the basic- and combi-elements and is suitable for row widths between 40 and 75 cm.

Crumble rotor

The crumble rotor uproots small root weeds and breaks up soil encrustations. This is done by removing the soil from the roots, which reduces the risk of re-growth of the weed.

Torsion weeder

The torsion weeder uproots and covers small weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. It is suitable for more sensitive crops, the strength can be adjusted to the growth stage of the crop.

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