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 fertilizer 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 manages.
Available as a drag chain harrow or a framed chain harrow, width 2m. made from the highest quality steel with no parts to oil, grease or adjust, maintenance free.
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