Cambridge field rollers are a vital tool in the farmer's agricultural armoury. At AMTEC, we’re the leading provider of used field rollers for sale in the UK and we offer a wide variety farm rolls across many popular brands. We have over 25 years’ experience in sourcing second-hand farm machinery from trusted farmers and suppliers around the globe.
At AMTEC, we have recently taken on the UK dealership for Quivogne, a French manufacturer of farm equipment, and supply both standard Cambridge rolls and flat rolls.
Used field rolls are just part of the selection of second-hand agricultural machinery that AMTEC have in stock for sale in the UK.
The main use of field rolls in farming is following drilling, this is to improve seed to soil contact and improve germination. Rolling after seeding can also help retain the moisture in the ground and make the ground more receptive to water. Farm rollers can also be used prior to drilling to create a smooth and firm seedbed and to push rocks and other solid objects into the soil. Agricultural rollers are an important part of reduced/no-till systems as they can help to control trash and crop residue. Rolls can be fitted with additional accessories such as leading paddles to help knock down clods of soil or harrow tines to help distribute trash before rolling in a no-till system.
For more information on why it’s important to roll after drilling, read our blog to find out.
The great thing about land rolls is they are generally low maintenance, a simple frame and long-lasting bearings on the gangs results in a long-lasting piece of machinery. With regular greasing and care, a set of rollers should give years of service and the hard-wearing cast rings will cover many 1000's of acres before they need replacing.
The most popular brands of farm rollers that are for sale in the UK, all stocked by AMTEC, are:
- Cousins rolls
- He-Va rolls
- Vaderstad rolls
- Opico rolls
- Dalbo rolls
In terms of types, the most popular type of roller is Cambridge. Flat rollers are rare, but not unobtainable - sign up our newsletter to receive weekly new stock updates, so you never miss an opportunity.
Hundreds of farmers use AMTEC to ensure they get exactly what they need for the task ahead. As one of the nation’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry, with more than 25 years’ experience, we have the knowledge to help you get the best deal on all your tillage equipment and ploughing needs. Our 6-Acre site has hundreds of second-hand farming machines, equipment and brands in stock. We’re conveniently located in central England.
Our customer-centric approach is at the core of everything we do, ensuring all the farmers that choose us as their equipment partner save time and money while making the best decisions for their needs. Contact us today by calling 01926 640637, sending an email to [email protected] or by using the form on our website. Discover the ways we can help - you won’t regret it!
Farm rollers are used to break up clumps of soil, removing any small rocks and other forms of debris that get in the way when planting and harvesting. This is done by pushing the rocks and other solid objects further down into the soil. This creates a more level and uniform surface, using farm field rollers helps ensure crops are planted and harvested in a consistent manner. You can find out more about field rollers in our blog on the importance of Field rollers in Agriculture.
Cambridge rollers are predominantly used as part of the cultivation and drilling process. A Cambridge roller is known to have breakers between the rings, which helps to break down clods of soil and create an even seedbed. Cambridge field rollers can also be used after sowing, which increases uniformity of seed emergence, subsequently improving the growth rate of vegetation.
The weight of a field roller depends on several factors, including the type of soil, the intended use of the field roller and the size of the field. A typical field roller used for compacting soil on a small to medium sized field can weigh anywhere between 500 to 1000 Kilos. As a general rule, your field roller should be heavy enough to effectively compact the soil, but not so heavy that you rick causing any damage to the field or the underlying soil structure.
The cost of a field roller can vary depending on its size, weight, and features, as well as the manufacturer and retailer. For a basic manual or tow-behind field roller prices can start as low as £1,500 to £4,950 for a smaller model, while a larger and heavier field roller can cost upwards of £6,000 to £24,000. It is important to consider your specific needs and budget when selecting a field roller, you may want to consider other manufacturers to compare prices and features.
Field rollers are a valuable tool for any farmer looking to improve the quality and productivity of their fields. They create a more even surface, perfect for planting, harvesting and maintaining the overall health of the soil. Farm rolls are an important part of any successful agricultural operation.
Packer rollers are crucial in achieving ideal seedbed preparation by re-compacting the soil. This process decreases soil porosity and water evaporation, resulting in equal access to nutrients, moisture, and light. A well-prepared seedbed leads to excellent crop growth and high yields.
Some field rollers can be filled with sand or water to provide extra weight when needed. Filling your field roller with water or sand also gives you the advantage of being able to drain/empty the roller to a lighter weight for certain uses or during transport.
Top tip: If you are using a field roller that contains water make sure to drain it in the winter and cold season to avoid expansion problems from icing water.