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On a mission to get soils back in good health, one West Sussex farm has chosen to bring drilling operations in-house.
Strong build, a high level of specification for the money and consistent seed placement put the Maschio Alitalia top of the list for Wiltshire arable and beef farmer Derek Robinson when it came to selecting a new power-harrow combination drill.
OPICO feels that a plough is the logical thing to bring in to complete the Maschio tillage range. As the cornerstone of the cultivation line-up, it compliments existing Maschio products, adding to its successful lines of power harrows, rotavators and drills.
OPICO has appointed two new Territory Managers, Gordon Hickie & Jamie Brett to cover Scotland and Northern England, expanding the team to reflect the company’s increasing customer base and portfolio of products.
OPICO has appointed Helen Selkin in a newly created role as Marketing Manager.
OPICO has appointed Rob Immink to head up the Maschio Gaspardo sales team across the UK.
OPICO has appointed Chris Carter in a new role to expand the technical and sales support.
OPICO is pleased to announce the appointment of Venture Farm Machinery (VFM) as a new dealer for the OPICO, HE-VA, SKY, Strautmann and Maschio ranges of machinery.
OPICO has appointed Chris Clark as new Maschio Gaspardo Service Manager.
OPICO has appointed machinery dealer RBM Agricultural Ltd to continue to distribute Maschio products from its sites across Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
“Having looked around, the Maschio machine looked like the best option for us. It’s the most robustly built topper we’ve seen and, being offset, it can be rotated right through from upright for siding up hedges to a downhill angle for clearing ditch banks.
OPICO has appointed Stewart Whitworth to join the Parts Department
OPICO has appointed a new Sales Office Manager, Steve Harrison, who brings a wealth of experience to his new role.
On display at the Highland Show will be the new Maschio one-pass ‘grain and fert’ combination drill, launched earlier this year by OPICO, and designed specifically to withstand the stony conditions of Scotland.
At the Cereals Event this year, OPICO is showcasing Maschio’s widest and most robust flail mower: the Gemella.
OPICO has introduced a left-hand version of Maschio’s heavy duty offset flail mower – the Giraffona. Designed for medium sized agricultural tractors, the Giraffona has already proven popular as a right-hand offset machine.
OPICO has launched the new 4m wide, hydraulic folding Maschio Aquila power harrow at Cereals.
At LAMMA, a range of Maschio hedge cutters will be launched into the UK for the first time by OPICO. All three models in the range - Camilla, Katia and Carla - have a double-sided flail and dual direction rotor to achieve a cleaner cut, plus a large cutting head angle (246°) for working down deep banks or under tree branches. On display will be the Maschio Carla 500 Hedge Cutter, with a working design which makes it ideal for use in narrow lanes.
OPICO is launching a new version of the 4.78m wide Maschio Pantera rotary cultivator, modified specifically for vegetable growers. The new model is fitted with wheels instead of a packer roller, giving more above-ground clearance for the mulching of bulky crop residues, e.g. cabbages.
OPICO has appointed Charlie Thompson as a new machinery demonstrator and technical support engineer, covering the north of England and Scotland. Charlie will be supporting dealers and providing demonstrations of HE-VA, OPICO, Maschio and Gaspardo machinery.