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Properly managing residue after harvest is crucial for providing the best environment for your next crop. Shallow-working tillage technology can mulch and incorporate residues in one pass, saving time and energy. Kelly Disc Chains break stubble and split internodes to accelerate biological decomposition, leaving an insulating mulch layer and returning nutrients to the seedbed. Strong, fast and efficient: the Kelly Tillage System is the ultimate tool for residue management.
You can’t control nature, but you can prepare for it. The Kelly Tillage System knocks down residue to leave a protective mulch layer that insulates the seedbed against erosion from wind and water. This allows for year-round ground cover, providing an environment that promotes decomposition, increases soil carbon and protects the soil structure.
Heavy crop residue is no match for the range of Kelly Disc Chains. Our versatile CL1 Discs roll over residue, crushing and pulverising matter with their blunted edge, while the sharp-edged CL2 Discs chop and slice residue in all conditions with ease. It doesn’t stop there – from the less aggressive W36 to the specialised Spiked Disc, each Kelly Disc Chain offers a unique approach to post-harvest work.
“In the spring, it just obliterates stalks. In the fall, it’s tougher but if we can get them on that decaying process a little quicker, it’ll help the next spring. It speeds up the deterioration of the stalks… The residue is the last thing to fall since it’s the lightest. The dirt hits the ground first and you’ve still got the residue on the surface where it should be.”
Gerald Scheckel, Kansas, USA.
Low wear rate, low horsepower and low cost – the high-performance Kelly Tillage System boosts efficiency in multiple areas with its innovative design. Our durable frames and long-lasting Disc Chains help farmers to cut costs on fuel, labour and maintenance.
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 of smashing canola stubbles so that we can sow through them.
It’s versatile; we use it in the fall for corn stalks, we use it in the spring for beans and corn stalks…As far as I’m concerned, I’d hate to ever farm without one.