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Weed Control

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Tillage System

Whether it’s residue management, weed control, moisture incorporation or creating that perfect seedbed prior to planting, the unique diamond shaped Kelly Tillage System offers a wide array of ground engaging disc chains to satisfy your year-round light tillage requirements. The Kelly Tillage System is the ultimate tool for seedbed preparation without the high costs of traditional tillage methods. With a well-earned reputation for strength and reliability, this is a tool that was developed by farmers, for farmers.



A mid-weighted disc for enhanced weed control in a broad range of soil types.

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What was once a product of necessity, modifying and repairing machinery subsequently moved to a family partnership in a farm workshop, and then into a business that understands farmers and agriculture.

KELLY Tillage is a global business with strong values. We believe in servicing our customers well, caring for our staff and ensuring that our products contribute to sustainable agriculture.

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David Gillett
David GillettAnakie, VIC
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“We bought the Kelly because we’d started looking at weed control and trash management, and were convinced that if we didn’t start doing some light mechanical tilling we’d run into resistance problems in summer sprays. The machine is doing a lovely job of mulching the soil down but also taking out those summer weeds. We’re getting a very good germination when sowing, with better seed/soil contact… we’re absolutely rapt with the job that it’s doing.”

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James Burge
James BurgeCootamundra, NSW
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“Initially we bought the Kelly for levelling country and getting a ryegrass germination, which is a bit of an issue for us here. It’s done a fantastic job so far smashing canola stubble so that we can sow through them. We’ve just started trialling the Spiked Disc for incorporating Treflan and germinating ryegrass close to the surface.”

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Simon Burgess
Simon BurgessConara, TAS
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“From our perspective, in this country the Kelly is such a versatile tool because it’ll handle rock, it handles most ground conditions, and is extremely efficient. We’re doing 10 hectares an hour and our fuel cost is practically nothing, cultivation costs are less than 20 bucks a hectare. It’s insane compared to other machines.”

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Davis Farms
Davis FarmsKentucky, USA
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“The Kelly has changed a lot of the paradigm of how we grow some of our crops… The immediate benefit was less horsepower, less fuel and all of that. We’ve come to understand that the benefits are also soil related; we’re not working our soil more than an inch deep, and compaction issues are reduced… We’ve covered a lot of acres and the wear has been phenomenal. ”

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David Evans
David EvansFree State, South Africa
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“One of the biggest results I’ve seen in a short space of time is an improvement of our seedbed… in addition to that it’s the improved stubble management and improved weed control. Last year we cut out a spray on our entire farm because we used the Kelly. With more experience, I think we can cut out further sprays.”

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Jenaro Valinotto
Jenaro ValinottoVilla María, Argentina
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“The main reason we purchased this machine was to reduce our spending on chemicals. By doing some testing, we found that we had improved emergence, improved seed germination and savings in fuel. Green vegetation index imaging showed further improvements in seeding and plant health. This led to us acquiring a second machine to incorporate the rest of our land.”

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“From our point of view, this machine is still the only one in the world that cuts across the full working width and has an optimal ground following ability. There is absolutely no alternative to this machine and it is universal in its applications.”

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Make stubble management simple.

KELLY Disc Chains break stubble and split internodes to accelerate biological decomposition, protecting the topsoil and returning nutrients to the seedbed.

Our shallow-working Disc Chain setup allows farmers to start preparing early in the season, saving costs on labour and fuel. By knocking down residue, the KELLY Tillage System leaves a protective mulch layer that insulates the seedbed against erosion, allowing for year-round ground cover.

Control weeds on your own terms.

Our unique Disc Chain technology uproots established weeds, leaving them on the surface where their viability degrades quickly.

The shallow scarifying action of the Disc Chains also stimulates weed seed germination. By forcing a uniform emergence of seasonal weeds prior to planting, a KELLY pass can massively improve the effectiveness of a one-time herbicide application, limiting the emergence of buried weed seeds throughout the growing season.

Start with a perfect seedbed.

A smooth seedbed will optimise planter performance, enable accurate seeding and lead to more consistent germination.

KELLY Tillage is at the forefront in sustainable seedbed preparation, creating conditions that keep soil moist and even in density. A level KELLY seedbed provides ideal seeding conditions through an ultra-shallow tillage pass, ensuring that each seed gets the best possible start.

Take charge of your cover crops.

The KELLY can be used for establishing and terminating cover crops. Mulching and incorporating the cover crop with a KELLY pass returns organic matter to the soil, providing a fertile environment for the cash crop.

The KELLY Model 4614 is specially designed to interface with our custom-built air seeding unit, the KELLY Seeder. All other models can be fitted with aftermarket seeders. This setup allows the KELLY Tillage System to complete cover crop seeding and seedbed preparation in a single operation, reducing the number of passes required.