More than 60 years of experience with spading
machines is something Imants can look back
on. From that experience we learned spading is
more than just turning soil. Much more, in fact.
Spading means mixing organic material with the
living topsoil, incorporating crop residues and
creating a seedbed, mixing green manure so it
can be broken down into nutrients for the next
In short, both above the ground and in the soil
you will achieve an even, homogeneous and
well aerated soil after tillage with Imants spading
machines. The true one pass tillage tool.
The SX spading machines from Imants are rotary spading machines. They work the soil by means of spades which are attached to the spading shaft via a steel arm. On the 48 Series, 4 spade arms create a bank. The number of spades on the spade shaft varies according to the working width.
Depending on what you need on your farm Imants can recommend the right spading machine. There are spading machines that can work shallowly (12 cm (5”) deep) but as well as very deep (up to 135 cm (53”) is possible.
For use on all soil types
except wet clay.
The spading blades
are easy to replace.
The spading machines are equipped with a cam clutch on the PTO shaft. This provides protection for the driveline.
Drive line of the 48 Series with driven power harrow.
The SX-Series has a minimum working depth of 15 cm (6”), with a maximum of 35 cm (14”). The blades loosen the soil over the entire working width and mix manure, green manure or plant residues through the most biologically active part of the soil.
The WX-Series is equipped with adjustable ripper legs between the banks, which can loosen the soil deeper than the spading depth. The WX-Series has fewer spading blades than the comparable SX-Series version, but the soil is still worked across the full working width. The ripper shanks loosen compacted layers of soil below the working depth of the spade shaft so that roots can also penetrate deeper into the soil resulting in a higher yield.
The Imants 48 series spading machines can be equipped with a driven power harrow. This harrow breaks up the top layer and ensures a fine and even seedbed. It is the ideal roller for sandy and loamy soils.
The ringroller with a diameter of 60 or 80 cm (24 or 31”) leaves a coarser seedbed and is suitable for all soil types.
For heavier soil types the self-cleaning prismaroller is recommended. This roller consolidates and culti-packs the soil so that a even, flat and firm seed bed is left behind.
To make the SX/WX-Series spading machines
fit your needs, you can choose from a
number of options. You can not only choose
from a number of different finishing rollers, but
also from different types of hitches for mounting
seeders or planters or different types of towed
implements (drawbar or K80 ball).
In order to prevent crop residues or green
manure from dragging on the side plates, the
SX/WX-Series spading machines can also be
equipped with discs. These guide the
organic material towards the spading shaft.
The SX/WX-Series spading machines without power harrow can be equipped with a clod grid device to further reduce and level the ground that has been spaded. In addition, you can also choose different types of ground driven rollers for these spading machines. In order to attach sowing or planting machines, the spaders can be fitted with a rear hitch.
The SX/WX-Series spading machines can be used
to prepare the soil for sowing or planting. But
the spading machines can also be the heart of a
combination allowing you to do all the soil prep and
planting in one pass. A (Imants Culter) subsoiler
loosens the soil before it is spaded and a seed drill or
planter can be mounted or attached to ensure that all
operations are done in one pass. Combining not only
saves money and time but is also better for your soil.
Here you can see some possible combinations.
|Type||Working width||Total width||# spades||Minimum power (hp)||Maximum power (hp)||Weight*||harrow **||Shanks|
|48SX300||300cm / 117”||339cm / 132”||36||140||250||2170kg / 4784lbs||no||no|
|48SX366||366cm / 143”||405cm / 158”||42||160||250||2360kg / 5203lbs||no||no|
|48SX300H||300cm / 117”||339cm / 132”||36||140||250||2860kg / 6305lbs||yes||no|
|48SX366H||366cm / 143”||405cm / 158”||42||160||250||3150kg / 6945lbs||yes||no|
|48WX300||300cm / 117”||339cm / 132”||30||150||300||2430kg / 5357lbs||no||5 pieces|
|48WX366||366cm / 143”||405cm / 158”||36||150||250||2580kg / 5688lbs||no||6 pieces|
|48WX300H||300cm / 117”||339cm / 132”||30||150||300||3120kg / 6878lbs||yes||5 pieces|
|48WX366H||366cm / 143”||405cm / 158”||36||170||300||3370kg / 7430lbs||yes||6 pieces|
* Above weight is indicative without options and without roller (except the power harrow machines).
** Machines without power harrow can optionally be equipped with various other rollers.
ALL machines include: Walterscheid PTO shaft with Torque limiting clutch. Quick-change system for the spading blades (SX), LED lighting set and width warning signs.
Ideal speed: 7 km/h , 3.1 m/h (1000 rpm). The actual driving speed may vary depending on the application or situation.