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The growth of mechanization in the development of marginal areas

Informatore Agrario 42(2): 27-31

The growth of mechanization in the development of marginal areas

Agricultural machinery developed to meet the special needs of marginal land (mainly in hill and mountain areas) in Italy, estimated at 1.7 million ha, is described, including crop and fodder transporters (low pressure tyres, ultra light with an engine power of 13.5 kW and heavier equipment with power >30 kW), a brush cutter (blades rotating at 2200 rev/min with a cutting swath of 1.6 m), a front-mounted rotary drum mower (2200 rev/min, 1.7 m swath, max. forward speed 20 km/h), hay cutter and windrower (2.2 m swath, 5-6 km/h), baler (2.2 m pick-up area, 10 km/h), flame weeder, flexible-tined chisel plough and pasture renovation machinery (sub-soiler, soil aerator, sod-seeder and stone harvester).

Accession: 001709500

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