I have been asked to provide a quote to spray and cultivate around 2/3 of an acre ready for wildflower seeding, but I am not sure how to effectively prepare an area this size on such a slope (30 deg average).
Is there a decent large rotovator that can be hired that will cope with steep slopes? Or would something else be better?
Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks.
Hi Dan, on a job like this I have hired in a Bobcat skidsteer with a rotorvator attachement, hired in costs were £275.00 per day for machine and operator. Done it in no time. The machine also had a landrake attachment. Piece of cake. I wouldn't advise trying to do it with a pedestrian rotorvator, not at that slope.
Brian that's the sort of thing cheers. Paul there are not many friendly farmers in this area!
I would say the same as paul as im from a farming background my dads a farm manager so its easy to get big kit. try agricultural contractors or hiring a compact tractor with rotovator?
Funny I just mentioned it on other post.
In the far east, Europe, south america - everywhere that slope and growing are together - there is and was one winning solution terraces. In modern life it looks like being ignored and people try to use silly nettings and other silly ideas- silly as it is difficult to maintain while on terraces you turn the slope to small levels areas that can be used.
With the edgings i have it is dead easy to built modern terraces. and cost effective too.
Again I do not know about your project and do not try to flog it to you as Paul may say , but for other to being found in same situations and looking for answers. I had some fantastic images of rice growing on the far east from a good friend but need to find it.
Till I find it nice images there:http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/02/17-tremendous-terraced-rice-fi...