The Kelly Tillage System

An innovation unique to Kelly Tillage is our Disc Chain Mulching range of Chains

Designed initially for managing residue, the disc chains are now used for everything from primary tillage to planting pastures.

The mulching disc chains are used with the primary aim of returning crop residue to the soil.

They roll down residue and chop and split it into smaller lengths allowing weathering and microbial breakdown to accelerate. The importance of an integrated approach to weed control can’t be overstated.

The chains open the way for quick, cost effective, shallow tillage to help in the battle against herbicide resistance

Both the control of existing weeds and the germination of weed seeds are tasks the Disc Chains revel in.

The chains also perform a valuable role in preparing a seedbed in fields that have been ploughed and left cloddy or rough. Many operations now use the Diamond Harrow for all their seeding preparation, some even for seeding.

There isn’t a more cost effective way to prepare your seedbed

Air Seeder kits for small seeds or coarse grains have been fitted and used to great effect.

Large areas can be covered in a day very efficiently. Maximum use can be made of moisture establishing crops at optimum times to enhance yield potential. Just as it sounds, the simple concept when put into practice provides a revolutionary option for land management practices.

Heavy ‘chains’ are constructed specifically for our machines. Each link of the chain has a concave disc attached to it. The combination of chain tension, weight and disc shape is used to advantage in designing chains to suit different soil types and applications.

Costs Benefits

40 000 ha from a set of discs

The discs are made from a variety of abrasion resistant metals, they are designed to last and last.

Less than a dollar per hectare, not each year but over the life of the chain! The concave shape adds strength to the discs and enhances their cutting and digging abilities.

Not content with just inventing the disc chain concept, we continually seek ways to improve its value to customers. We now offer a range of disc chain types to suit specific soil types and conditions.

It's all about the discs

CL2 – Cast Link Cutting Disc Chain

A powerful new disc for rough conditions and heavy soils.

A concave replaceable disc mounted in a heavy cast steel boss with a hook and eye to link together. The sharp disc provides penetration into the toughest of soils while the weight and shape of the boss keeps the disc cutting and controls the working depth. Heavy residue management and reliable weed control make this new disc our flagship product. Weight 75lb/ft – 112kg/m, Spacing 8”.

CL1 Cutting Disc Chain

The most versatile of the Kelly Disc Chains.

The CL1 is a concave disc made from hardwearing cast steel alloy with a hook and eye for linking together. The ideal tool for residue management, weed control and leveling soil, it works at just the right depth to create the perfect seedbed. The CL1 Disc Chain be used in combination with other chains to give the best fit for your conditions. Weight 47lb/ft – 70kg/m, Spacing 7”.

W36 – Welded Disc Chain 36mm

Our standard, tried and tested work horse.

A lightly curved disc made from wear resistant steel welded to a heavy chain that is ideal for mulching residue and leveling soil. This less aggressive option is often paired with the CL1 for added versatility. Weight 36lb/ft – 55kg/m, spacing 7”.

Spike Disc Chain

This heavy duty spiked disc chain combines effectiveness with utility.

With 10 spikes per disc, the Spike Disc Chain can be fitted either in a trailing or leading orientation. In the trailing direction the leveling and incorporating action combine to provide a shallow running, self cleaning seedbed preparation tool. Remarkably effective at removing weeds, this makes an ideal tool for pre or post seeding herbicide incorporation. In the more aggressive leading orientation, the Spiked Disc Chain works as a “first pass” light tillage tool, leveling and preparing a seedbed. Weight 57lb/ft – 85kg/m, spacing 5”.

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