The Logic CTM600W Contact 2000 is the flagship of our tractor mounted weedwiper range and is the most advanced and efficient weed wiper (weed licker) system available. All CTM models have been designed for mounting on a tractor’s three point linkage whilst the chemical supply pump is powered by the tractor’s 12v electrics. The CTM600 has a 6 metre working width and a 270 litre on board chemical tank offering work rates of between 13 acres (5Ha) and 20 acres (8Ha) per hour, depending on forward speed and terrain.
The Logic CTM600W consists of a hydraulic function selector to move the outer brush units to the working position and to power the brush sections. During operation, the grassland model runs on its four wheels and floats over the ground when the hydraulics are put into “float” mode – this ensures the 6 metre boom follows the contours of the ground which is critical when working on rough or undulatiing ground. The two outer wings incorporate a resettable, hydraulic break-back facility to protect the machine against damage from unforeseen obstacles.
The unique, contra-rotating brush ensures that each weed plant is liberally coated with chemical, ensuring rapid and effective weed control while at the same time eliminating chemical wastage and leaving untargeted plants, such as valuable grass and clover or arable row crop, untouched. Huge chemical savings can be achieved using Contact 2000 compared with conventional blanket spraying along with other additional environmental benefits.
The 12v electric pump supplies the chemical at a controlled rate via the (in-cab) control unit ensuring the correct saturation of chemical on the brush, depending on weed density – the override button can be used at any point to supply extra chemical to the brush for treating more dense area of weeds. With the height set correctly to target just the weed plants which require treatment, the unit is simply switched on to start the brush rotating and the unit is moved across the area needing treatment. An optional bout marker is available to provide a visual indicator of the area covered.
The Contact 2000 system ensures effective measures can be taken against many common weed species (e.g. rush, bracken, thistle, dock, nettles, weed beet, blackgrass, fat hen and volunteer plants, etc).
Contact 2000 is suitable for use with many Environmental/Stewardship schemes.
Click here to also view Arable applications.