The Kelly Tillage System

An innovation unique to Kelly Engineering is our Disc Chain Mulching range of Chains

Designed initially for managing residue, the disc chains are now used for everything from primary tillage to planting pastures.

The mulching disc chains are used with the primary aim of returning crop residue to the soil.

They roll down residue and chop and split it into smaller lengths allowing weathering and microbial breakdown to accelerate. The importance of an integrated approach to weed control can’t be overstated.

The chains open the way for quick, cost effective, shallow tillage to help in the battle against herbicide resistance

Both the control of existing weeds and the germination of weed seeds are tasks the Disc Chains revel in.

The chains also perform a valuable role in preparing a seedbed in fields that have been ploughed and left cloddy or rough. Many operations now use the Diamond Harrow for all their seeding preparation, some even for seeding.

There isn’t a more cost effective way to prepare your seedbed

Air Seeder kits for small seeds or coarse grains have been fitted and used to great effect.

Large areas can be covered in a day very efficiently. Maximum use can be made of moisture establishing crops at optimum times to enhance yield potential. Just as it sounds, the simple concept when put into practice provides a revolutionary option for land management practices.

Heavy ‘chains’ are constructed specifically for our machines. Each link of the chain has a concave disc attached to it. The combination of chain tension, weight and disc shape is used to advantage in designing chains to suit different soil types and applications.

Costs Benefits

40 000 ha from a set of discs

The discs are made from a variety of abrasion resistant metals, they are designed to last and last.

Less than a dollar per hectare, not each year but over the life of the chain! The concave shape adds strength to the discs and enhances their cutting and digging abilities.

Not content with just inventing the disc chain concept, we continually seek ways to improve its value to customers. We now offer a range of disc chain types to suit specific soil types and conditions.

It's all about the disc chains

CL2 – Cast Link Cutting Disc Chain

 

A concave replaceable disc mounted in a heavy cast steel boss with a hook and eye to link together.

The sharp disc chain provides penetration into the toughest of soils while the weight and shape of the boss keep the disc chain cutting and control the working depth. Heavy residue management and reliable weed control makes this new disc chain our flagship product.

Weight 75lb/ft - 112kg/m, Spacing 8”.

CL1 Cutting Disc Chain

 

The most versatile of the Kelly Disc Chains.

The CL1 is a concave disc chain made from hardwearing cast steel alloy with a hook and eye for linking together. The ideal tool for residue management, weed control, leveling soil and while working at just the right depth creates the perfect seedbed. Can be used in combination with other disc chains to give the best fit for your conditions.

Weight 47lb/ft - 70kg/m, Spacing 7”.

CL1 Cutting Disc Chain

The most versatile of the Kelly Disc Chains.

The CL1 is a concave disc chain made from hardwearing cast steel alloy with a hook and eye for linking together. The ideal tool for residue management, weed control, leveling soil and while working at just the right depth creates the perfect seedbed. Can be used in combination with other disc chains to give the best fit for your conditions.

Weight 47lb/ft - 70kg/m, Spacing 7”.

W36 – Welded Disc Chain 36mm

 

Our standard, tried and tested work horse.

A lightly curved disc chain made from wear resistant steel welded to a heavy chain that is ideal for mulching residue and levelling soil.

Weight 36lb/ft - 55kg/m, spacing 7”.

Spike Disc Chain

 

10 spikes per disc chain and 5 inch spacings give this heavy duty spiked disc chain real effectiveness.

At 49lb/ft - 75kg/m the close spaced spikes can be fitted either trailing or leading. In the trailing direction the levelling and incorporating action combine to provide a shallow running, self cleaning seedbed preparation tool.

Remarkably effective at removing weeds this makes an ideal pre or post seeding tool for herbicide incorporation. In the more aggressive “leading” orientation, the Spiked Disc Chain works as a “first pass” light tillage tool, levelling and preparing a seedbed.

Spike Disc Chain

 

10 spikes per disc chain and 5 inch spacings give this heavy duty spiked disc chain real effectiveness.

At 49lb/ft - 75kg/m the close spaced spikes can be fitted either trailing or leading. In the trailing direction the levelling and incorporating action combine to provide a shallow running, self cleaning seedbed preparation tool.

Remarkably effective at removing weeds this makes an ideal pre or post seeding tool for herbicide incorporation. In the more aggressive “leading” orientation, the Spiked Disc Chain works as a “first pass” light tillage tool, levelling and preparing a seedbed.

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