The range of machinery offered by Italian manufacturer, Nardi, is now being sold in the UK by Agri Market Insight and Access, Exeter.

They are exclusive distributors for the UK and Ireland of all Nardi tillage equipment, including ploughs, disc harrows, cultivators, seed drills and sprayers.

The company has been manufacturing since 1895 and the Scottish sales manager for AMIA, Neil Crichton, told The SF: ‘Nardi is a proven manufacturer all around the world, with market-leading build quality and innovative products."

He added that the range covers most bases and Nardi manufacture mounted, semi-mounted, in-furrow and on-land ploughs with both shearbolt and auto-reset options. There are also various mouldboard, skimmer, headstock and underbeam clearance alternatives. All wearing parts are stocked in the UK by AMIA.

AMIA have been selling Nardi cultivators in the UK and Ireland for the last four years and this year the first plough was sold by one of its dealers and it will be on working display at the Scottish Ploughing Championships, on October 26 and 27 at Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, Anstruther.

Also displayed at the SPC will be one of the popular market leading Gladiator Fast, three-in-one cultivators, which features a Subsoiler element at the front then a double disc harrow element, followed by a roller on the rear.

This machine can be separated to work in different configurations as the double disc harrow section has its own heavy duty three-point linkage. For road transport, the rear sections hydraulically fold above the subsoiler element for compact transport.

The Nardi NX30EXDTO-5 EL5/R reversible plough which will be demoed in Scotland is and in-furrow plough which has an oscillating headstock, with automatic alignment system during the overturning of the plough. It also has a hydraulically adjustable jack, with position memory to adjust the plough tilting from the tractor.

This plough also has mechanically adjustable working width and hydraulic auto-reset safety system, and the rear depth control and transport rubber wheel has a shock absorber. Its weight is two tonnes and it is suitable for 180-210hp tractors.