Chain Harrows at Heming
Why Harrow? Our range of harrows is designed to cover all applications from large farms, small holdings and equestrian venues to sports fields.
Harrowing should be carried out as part of any pasture management programme, in the spring preferably after grazing in conjunction with rolling and before any fertiliser application.
Chain harrows were originally designed to work behind horses and it is best done at walking pace (between 3 and 4 mph) which was the average working speed of a horse.
Harrowing removes dead thatch lifts vegetation up and levels any mole hills. Its job is to allow air movement and root aeration which helps the soil to breathe and improves water infiltration. It reduces disease by exposing fungi and bacteria to sunlight which is essential for the health of the pasture.
Timing is critical and ideally harrowing should be undertaken in dry, warm conditions, as this allows the harrowed droppings to dry out and kill any parasites.
Chain harrows can also be used in arable conditions for seed bed preparation and covering seed after drilling.
When used on sports fields they are very effective at removing and spreading worm casts and ripping out moss.
Chain harrows can be used for levelling all weather race tracks and indoor or outdoor jumping arenas and maneges.
Reasons for harrowing include:
Pasture renovation; breaking up and levelling heavy soil.
Removal of dead grass from the base of healthy grass.
Helping to remove lightly rooted weeds.
Root aeration; for better water infiltration and growth.
Works in fertiliser to both spread and maximize effectiveness.