Better Tillage.
Better Tomorrow.

Since 1987


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

Why the Kelly Tillage System is used all over the world

Save costs with our approach to stubble management

Unique and cost effective
weed control

Make a smooth and
perfect seedbed

Pasture & cover
crop seeding

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.

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

About Us

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.

Sustainable Agriculture for us means improvements in soil structure and productivity, build up of soil carbon, best use of soil moisture, integrated weed management and improved economic margins.

It is our aim to have satisfied customers promoting our products and contributing to our continued improvement.

Our staff are critical members of the Kelly Tillage team and their dedication and pride is demonstrated in each and every product we sell.

Our Presence Is Global


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What People Say

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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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Axel Braumann
Axel BraumannSaxony-Anhalt, Germany
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We use the Kelly in our fields after harvesting winter barley, and the tractor needs 2-3 litres of diesel per hectare… The most important thing for us is to save water and we think that the Kelly could make a major contribution to this.

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Tom Overländer
Tom OverländerBrandenburg, Germany
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For the last three years we have owned a 2006 Kelly Diamond Harrow. Because of its performance, this year we have decided to buy a 4012 Kelly. We farm completely organically and operate 100% without mouldboard plough or conventional disc machines. We could not find any other machine that cuts evenly across the full swath, without penetrating the soil too much.

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Tobias Wortberg
Tobias WortbergEssen, Germany
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So far we are very satisfied with the KELLY and can fully confirm the information in the brochure of 2.5 to 4 litres per hectare.

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Henry von Bülow
Henry von Bülow Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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For me, that [the KELLY] is the only real alternative if glyphosate gets banned.

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Florian Reitzle
Florian ReitzleKurzeme, Latvia
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KELLY allows us to work on a very shallow soil horizon, but on a complete cut. We improve the volunteer seedling germination, we improve the stubble/organic matter to soil surface, also seed to soil surface, we have a quicker decomposition of the organic matter and also a higher rate of volunteer seedling germination.

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David Evans
David Evans Free 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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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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Simon Burgess
Simon Burgess Tasmania, Australia
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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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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.