The Quivogne Pluto has been designed and built to meet the needs of the small horsepower market that wish to minimise their establishment costs whilst maximising their output.
The Pluto has been developed to become an effective one-pass establishment cultivator that subsoils, aerates, cultivates and presses in one simple action, this is achieved by having four clear stages - 1 Tines, 2 Discs, 3 Harrow, 4 Press.
The subsoiler unit has its own rear linkage so can be used independently or in conjunction with the discing unit. Therefore the discing unit can also be used independently behind a smaller tractor. Performance can be further enhanced with the addition of aftermarket mounted seeder units that operate in unity with the Pluto to further consolidate establishment costs.
Stage 1 - Tines
The tine configuration is in a staggered formation and is fully adjustable to be set up to a maximum of 350mm working depth. The design of the 'foot' is such that the 'tip' is angled slightly to penetrate the ground, which then causes the 'wings' of the 'feet' to lift and crack the soil that creates the desired drainage. The 'legs' are designed to stay above the ground and so do not wear and are fitted with shear bolt protection.
Stage 2 - Discs
The discs are individually suspended on rubber mountings to allow for a shock absorber effect. The concave serrated discs are 560mm diameter to allow for a fast revolution therefore creating the desired cultivation and mix. The discs are arranged in two opposing rows with a staggered overlap to make sure all the ground is cultivated whilst leaving a level finish for the press stage.
Stage 3 - Harrow
Adjustable row of basic levelling tines designed to regulate and mix the amount / speed of trash that passes into the press.
Stage 4 - Press
The Pluto employs the use of Quivogne's Rollcrest system for an efficient, reliable yet cost effective press. The Rollcrest is 660mm diameter with a notched leading edge designed to 'drive' the press. The individual rings are joined together by locating lugs enabling the whole gang of rings to turn and drive as one in all conditions. The Rollcrest system is adjustable to set the working depth of the discs by the use of a pin and hole system.