Innovative concepts, unparalleled build quality and versatility – all are key features of the all-British designed and built Sumo Quatro, a class leading, one-pass, minimum tillage cultivator that incorporates many original ideas such as a level drawbar, twin-mounted discs, auto-retractable legs and the patented Multipacka.
Uniquely, three of the four working elements mounted in a rigid ‘Tri-box’ chassis design are hydraulically adjustable, independently, so can be used in various configurations and tuned to create the ideal finish in the most challenging of conditions: disc-tine-disc-Multipacka for trashy stubbles requiring a fine finish; tine-disc-Multipacka for clean stubbles; disc-disc-Mulitpacka for shallow, high speed cultivations; or tine-Multipacka for low disturbance soil loosening and oilseed rape seeding.
Where the Quatro is used to establish OSR in a single pass, a further boost in efficiency is achieved through the fitting, alongside the standard point, of the LD point, which is designed to alleviate compaction while creating minimum surface disturbance, reducing the possibility of rogue weed seeds chitting.
Not only does the Quatro contribute to reduced establishment costs, and greater overall profitability through the use of less fuel to establish the crop, it also has a beneficial environmental impact – a vast reduction in the carbon footprint due to the double benefit of low diesel consumption and less carbon dioxide release from not inverting the soil. One Quatro used in place of a plough on 200ha over one year would offset the whole of the CO2 produced in the Sumo factory in 3 years.
The 5m Quatro is hugely versatile in a wide range of situations. The reliability and support from Sumo and their products is second-to-none.
George Palmer, Cambridgeshire
|Model||Working width||Transport width||Subsoiler leg||Leg spacing||Discs||Type|
|Quatro 4||4.0m||3.0m||8||500mm||64||Hyd Folding|
|Quatro 5||5.0m||3.0m||10||500mm||80||Hyd Folding|
|Quatro 6||6.0m||3.0m||12||500mm||96||Hyd Folding|