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EC-Weeder

  • Fully customizable inter-row hoeing machine
  • Easy-to-use, low maintance and high quality
  • Optional IC-Light camera steering system

The EC-Weeder is suitable for all crops seeded in rows. Certain questions need to get answered carefully, to configurate the perfect EC-Weeder for your conditions:

What crop do you want to hoe?
What are your soil conditions?
What is the working width and the row distance of your seeder?
What is the track width of your tractor?

Beside this basic questions, you can choose out of numerous options for your conditions.

Brochure
Row widths from 15 up to 100 cm
Working width up to 13 m
Driving speed up to 15 km/h
Profile tool bar for flexible row widths
Numerous inter-row and intra-row tool options
Automatic & manual steering systems

Steering systems

The automatic or manual steering systems are optional and allow precise hoeing without any crop damage. Both systems hydraulicaly control the parallel sliding frame EC-Steer.

Find out more about the different steering systems:

Automatical steering IC-Light

IC-Light is the automatic camera steering system which enables precise and fatigue-free hoeing at day and night time. On base of camera images processed by a combination of terminal an job computer, the accurate steering of the EC-Weeder between the rows is facilitaded. Find out more about the IC-Light camera steering system.

Manual steering

The signal for the manual steering comes from the operator who is sitting in a comfortable seat in the rear of the EC-Weeder. He controls the machine visually via a joystick.

Parallel sliding frame EC-Steer

EC-Steer is the parallel steering frame, which transfers the steering signal from the IC-Light or manual steering system to the EC-Weeder hydraulicaly. The hoeing machine is than steered between the rows indepenently from the tractor movements.

Elements

The elements consists out of a parallelogram design, which is mounted on the machine frame and follow the field contour via their depth control wheel. On the frame of the elements are multiple possibilities to mount inter- and intra-row tools.

Find out more about the different elements:

Profile tool bar

For flexible row widths: The elements are clamped to a 80×80 mm profile tool bar via robust connections, allowing them to easily moved to cater for various row widths.

Basic-Element

The compact one: The Basic-Element is particularly well suited for light soils and short crops with row distances from 15 to 50 cm. A tension spring maintains the appropriate contact pressure to the soil for the correct working depth of the tools.

Combi-Element

The all-rounder: The Combi-Element is particularly suitable for row distances from 20 cm to 80 cm and from medium to heavy soil conditions. Hydraulically operated and pressurised elements are availabale as options to allow both manual and GPS-controled lifting via ISOBUS (Section Control). Find out more about our new tool adjustment EC-Space for the Combi-Element.

TRS-Element

The heavy one: The TRS-Element is well suited for severe conditions and row distances from 50 to 100 cm. Therefore it is also used in the EC-Ridger machines for earthing-up shares and other heavy tools.

Tools

Cutting – uprooting- covering: Steketee offers a wide range of inter- and intra-row tools to customize your EC-Weeder to your crop and soil conditions. Do you have light soils and no stones, or heavy conditions and robust crops?

Find out more about the different tools:

Rigid L-blade

Precisest tool for light conditions and small crops. It slices through weed roots and works about 2 cm close to the crop.

Rigid A-blade

Precisest tool for lighter conditions and all crop sizes. It slices through the weed roots.

Vibroholder with L-blade

Precise tool for all conditions and small crops. The spring-loaded “vibro” holder has a vibrating effect, which uproots and covers weeds. The blades penetrate the soil better.

Vibroholder with A-blade

Precise tool for all conditions and all crop sizes. The spring-loaded “vibro” holder has a vibrating effect, which uproots and covers weeds. The blades penetrate the soil better.

Spring tines with duck foot

Perfect tool for stony soil conditions, as they are able to move forwards and sidewards. The duck foot element mainly acts by cutting the covering weeds.

Protection discs

These discs protect the crop from soil and stones that are moved by the hoeing blades. They are used in combination with A-blades and duck foot shares.

Protection plates

The plates protect the crop from soil and stones that are moved by the hoeing blades. They are used in combination with duck foot shares.

Weed harrow

The weed harrow is mounted behind the element and uproots young weeds inter-row. The soil on the roots gets removed, which reduces the risk of renewed grow of the weeds.

Crumble rotor

The crumble rotor is mounted behind a Basic-Element to uproot small root weeds and to break up crusted soil.

Earthing-up share

The earthing-up share covers weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. The crop needs to be big and strong enough.

Finger weeder

The finger weeders uproots weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. The strength (vigorousness) of the finger weeder action can be easily adjusted to the crop type and the grow stage.

Rotor weeder

The rotor weeder uproots and covers weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. It is suitable for stronger crops in stony conditions, the strength (vigorousness) can be adjusted to the field conditions.

Torsion weeder

The torsion weeder uproots and covers small weeds intra-row, so between the crops within a row. It is suitable for more sensitive crops, the strength can be adjusted to the growth stage of the crop.

Spray-Set

The spray-set is an option to do row-spraying and hoeing at the same time. Intra-row herbicide or fungicide spraying reduces the amount of spray up to 80%.