ridger HILLSTAR - for hill crops

Ridger HILLSTAR

  • Ridger with concavediscs
  • For hill-crops like potatoes
  • Increased aeration
  • Disruption of capillary action
  • Perfect mechanical weeding
  • Discs adjustable in the angle

Ridger HILLSTAR

Ridger
HILLSTAR

  • Ridger with concavediscs
  • For hill-crops like potatoes
  • Increased aeration
  • Disruption of capillary action
  • Perfect mechanical weeding
  • Discs adjustable in the angle

The HILLSTAR is a ridger for hill-crops with large, concave discs. These machines are used to push soil up in hillcrops. A pre-loosening tine breaks up the soil and the inclined discs transport the earth, pulled down by erosion, up the hill again. So a perfect maintenance of the hill-crops (e.g. potatoes) can be reached.
Due to the large smooth discs no hair roots of the crop close to the surface are harmed. The discs have high quality, maintenance free bearings and can be ideally adjusted in the angle. The optional guided hill-weeder (3 sections) additionally fights weeds.

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Concept HILLSTAR

  • Heaping element for hill-crops
  • E.g. for potatoes, ...
  • Row distance: hill-crops up to 80 cm / 31.50"
  • Equipped with 1 S-tine and two discs
  • Heaping element for hill-crops
  • E.g. for potatoes, ...
  • Row distance: hill-crops up to 80 cm / 31.50"
  • Equipped with 1 S-tine and two discs

 

Concept of row-crop cultivators

The concept of the CHOPSTAR row hoes is its variability and the many possibilities of individual tools for various crops. The same strong and solid frame is used for all row hoes. Almost any row hoe can also be equipped with the automatic camera steering system ROW-GUARD.

 

To our standard hoeing technology

To our special hoeing technology

To our accessories for hoes

Advantages

Advantages HILLSTAR

Advantages of hoeing
Beside the positive effect for the crop (water saving, weed control, breaking of crusts, soil aeration, ...) hoeing has many additional advantages for the soil (nutrient-mobilization, disruption of capillary action, protection against erosion, fertilizer application,...) and for the environment. So you can reduce or eliminate the expenditure of herbicide- and active ingredients, further stretch of water and also species richness are protected and soil fertility is increased.

Advantages of hoeing
Beside the positive effect for the crop (water saving, weed control, breaking of crusts, soil aeration, ...) hoeing has many additional advantages for the soil (nutrient-mobilization, disruption of capillary action, protection against erosion, fertilizer application,...) and for the environment. So you can reduce or eliminate the expenditure of herbicide- and active ingredients, further stretch of water and also species richness are protected and soil fertility is increased.

Strong frame for high loads
Rigid or hydraulically folding machines have a strong frame, on which the parallelograms are mounted. The special Einböck-profile-frame allows a fast and simple assembly of the parallelograms. Because of the special frame-form the frame can stand a very high number of hoeing seasons without any problems. Furthermore, the row spacing can be adjusted quickly and infinitely variable.

  1. Frame for a front-mounted rigid machine
  2. Frame for a rear-mounted rigid machine with upper-link-steering
  3. Frame for a front-mounted machine, hydraulic folding
  4. Frame for a rear-mounted machine, hydraulic folding with upper-link steering
  5. Frame for a rear-mounted machine, with double folding for reduced transport width for large machines

Strong frame for high loads
Rigid or hydraulically folding machines have a strong frame, on which the parallelograms are mounted. The special Einböck-profile-frame allows a fast and simple assembly of the parallelograms. Because of the special frame-form the frame can stand a very high number of hoeing seasons without any problems. Furthermore, the row spacing can be adjusted quickly and infinitely variable.

  1. Frame for a front-mounted rigid machine
  2. Frame for a rear-mounted rigid machine with upper-link-steering
  3. Frame for a front-mounted machine, hydraulic folding
  4. Frame for a rear-mounted machine, hydraulic folding with upper-link steering
  5. Frame for a rear-mounted machine, with double folding for reduced transport width for large machines

Hoeing frame in XXL version
Large machines with big working width (e.g. 72-row grain, 24-row beets, 16-row corn) are available in two different versions:

  1. Frame for rear-mounted machine with extra-wide middle-frame (transport width more than 3 m)
  2. Frame for rear-mounted machine with trailing chassis (transport width not more than 3 m)

Hoeing frame in XXL version
Large machines with big working width (e.g. 72-row grain, 24-row beets, 16-row corn) are available in two different versions:

  1. Frame for rear-mounted machine with extra-wide middle-frame (transport width more than 3 m)
  2. Frame for rear-mounted machine with trailing chassis (transport width not more than 3 m)

Long parallelogramms with retraction support

The wide parallelogramms are equipped with retraction support and durable Farmflex feeler wheels. Furthermore they can be adjusted in the joints, this guarantees a high (side)stability and accuracy after many years of use. The long parallelogramms provide enough space to compensate unevenness of the fields on each element, on hills or pans. The retraction support, which you can adjust in three steps guarantees a better penetration of the hoeing tools, also in hard crusted soils. This allows to work with increased working speed without vibration or jumping of the elements.

Long parallelogramms with retraction support

The wide parallelogramms are equipped with retraction support and durable Farmflex feeler wheels. Furthermore they can be adjusted in the joints, this guarantees a high (side)stability and accuracy after many years of use. The long parallelogramms provide enough space to compensate unevenness of the fields on each element, on hills or pans. The retraction support, which you can adjust in three steps guarantees a better penetration of the hoeing tools, also in hard crusted soils. This allows to work with increased working speed without vibration or jumping of the elements.

Adjustable hilling discs
The hoe section of the HILLSTAR is equipped with big, cancave discs so the soil can be pushed up in hill crops. For different hill shapes the discs can be adjusted in angle and height. The S-tine with duckfoot-sweep breaks the soil in front of the disc to get enough lose soil for maintaining the hills.

Adjustable hilling discs
The hoe section of the HILLSTAR is equipped with big, cancave discs so the soil can be pushed up in hill crops. For different hill shapes the discs can be adjusted in angle and height. The S-tine with duckfoot-sweep breaks the soil in front of the disc to get enough lose soil for maintaining the hills.

Continuously variable adjustment of the working depth

The working depth of the hoeing section is continuously variable adjustable with a spindle on the depth control wheel. So the working depth of the hoeing tool can be adjusted to the millimetre and it is perfectly maintained during operation. A scale shows the actual adjustment. Each parallelogramm should be adjusted individually, because e.g. the tracks behind the tractor wheels should be hoed deeper in order to break them up.

Continuously variable adjustment of the working depth

The working depth of the hoeing section is continuously variable adjustable with a spindle on the depth control wheel. So the working depth of the hoeing tool can be adjusted to the millimetre and it is perfectly maintained during operation. A scale shows the actual adjustment. Each parallelogramm should be adjusted individually, because e.g. the tracks behind the tractor wheels should be hoed deeper in order to break them up.

High penetration force of hoeing elements

All Einböck row-crop cultivator parallelograms are fitted with three-step adjustable retraction spring as standard. This allows a penetration pressure of up to 105 kg on each hoeing element (depending on the equipment, working position and spring preload). These adjustable springs ensure a smooth running of the hoeing elements even at high working speeds and safe penetration even into hard and crusted soils.

High penetration force of hoeing elements

All Einböck row-crop cultivator parallelograms are fitted with three-step adjustable retraction spring as standard. This allows a penetration pressure of up to 105 kg on each hoeing element (depending on the equipment, working position and spring preload). These adjustable springs ensure a smooth running of the hoeing elements even at high working speeds and safe penetration even into hard and crusted soils.

Advantages of camera steering system ROW GUARD

  • sideshift frame and row-crop cultivator are mounted very closely together
  • one sideshift frame can be used for several row-crop cultivators
  • latest version of hard- and software
  • reliable row recognition in different row-crops
  • best visibility - even in fields with heavy weed infestation and/or small crop

Advantages of camera steering system ROW GUARD

  • sideshift frame and row-crop cultivator are mounted very closely together
  • one sideshift frame can be used for several row-crop cultivators
  • latest version of hard- and software
  • reliable row recognition in different row-crops
  • best visibility - even in fields with heavy weed infestation and/or small crop

Automatic upper link steering
Rear-mounted row-crop cultivators come standard with an automatic upper link steering system. This ensures exact hoeing, also on hills and bends. Even hoeing in hills with up to 6 % inclination is possible. The row-crop cultivator is guided exactly behind the tractor, even if there are a lot of bends. The cultivator is steered via the upper link of the 3-point hitch by metal gauge-wheels, therefore the machine is used with position control on the 3-point linkage and freely swinging lower links (approx. 7 cm each side).

Automatic upper link steering
Rear-mounted row-crop cultivators come standard with an automatic upper link steering system. This ensures exact hoeing, also on hills and bends. Even hoeing in hills with up to 6 % inclination is possible. The row-crop cultivator is guided exactly behind the tractor, even if there are a lot of bends. The cultivator is steered via the upper link of the 3-point hitch by metal gauge-wheels, therefore the machine is used with position control on the 3-point linkage and freely swinging lower links (approx. 7 cm each side).

Gauge wheels on implements with upper link steering

The gauge wheels ensure perfect guidance of the hoe and stability at hilly conditions. The tractor's front wheels are not relieved of load, as the weight of the machine is carried by the gauge wheels. Especially on hilly conditions, the gauge wheels help prevent the implement from drifting. Scrapers ensure that the gauge wheels do not become clogged.

Gauge wheels on implements with upper link steering

The gauge wheels ensure perfect guidance of the hoe and stability at hilly conditions. The tractor's front wheels are not relieved of load, as the weight of the machine is carried by the gauge wheels. Especially on hilly conditions, the gauge wheels help prevent the implement from drifting. Scrapers ensure that the gauge wheels do not become clogged.

High frame clearance
A frame clearance up to 70 cm makes working in bigger crops like corn, sunflowers, etc. possible. So efficient and careful hoeing / ridging up in late growth stage does not cause any problem.

High frame clearance
A frame clearance up to 70 cm makes working in bigger crops like corn, sunflowers, etc. possible. So efficient and careful hoeing / ridging up in late growth stage does not cause any problem.

Additional options like the following working tools, SECTION-CONTROL element lifting, camera steering, hilling tools, etc.
Many sophisticated additional options make every Einböck row-crop cultivator an individually adaptable machine. So every cultivator is designed to perfectly meet current conditions, crops or types of soil. You can find all possibilities under "Options".

 

Further information on camera steering ROW-GUARD
Further information on hydraulic parallelogram lifting SECTION-CONTROL
Further information on finger & rotative weeder

Additional options like the following working tools, SECTION-CONTROL element lifting, camera steering, hilling tools, etc.
Many sophisticated additional options make every Einböck row-crop cultivator an individually adaptable machine. So every cultivator is designed to perfectly meet current conditions, crops or types of soil. You can find all possibilities under "Options".

 

Further information on camera steering ROW-GUARD
Further information on hydraulic parallelogram lifting SECTION-CONTROL
Further information on finger & rotative weeder

 „100 % made by EINBÖCK in AUSTRIA“

  • In-house development from the idea to serial production
    We have over 85 years experience in designing of agricultural machinery.
  • From practitioner for practitioner 
    75 % of our sales and product management team are farmers, therefore we develop practice-oriented, user-friendly machines and adjustment options. Our top priority is to provide the right machines and suitable product specifications.
  • Suppliers from the region and Central Europe
    Long-lasting relations to suppliers ensure constant quality of raw materials and components, as well as reliable supply.

 „100 % made by EINBÖCK in AUSTRIA“

  • In-house development from the idea to serial production
    We have over 85 years experience in designing of agricultural machinery.
  • From practitioner for practitioner 
    75 % of our sales and product management team are farmers, therefore we develop practice-oriented, user-friendly machines and adjustment options. Our top priority is to provide the right machines and suitable product specifications.
  • Suppliers from the region and Central Europe
    Long-lasting relations to suppliers ensure constant quality of raw materials and components, as well as reliable supply.
  • Manufacturing exclusively in Dorf an der Pram in Upper Austria
    Our high vertical range of manufacture guarantees the best quality and long working life. "100 % made by Einböck in Austria" ensures the highest quality in all areas of production.
  • Practical testing of all machines on our own test fields
    Before prototypes are turned into serial production, they have to withstand extensive tests on fields and roads. This allows us to achieve absolute precision and reliability.
  • After-sales service
    A decades-long supply of wear and spare parts ensures maximum service life of the machines as well as direct and close contact to customers.
  • Manufacturing exclusively in Dorf an der Pram in Upper Austria
    Our high vertical range of manufacture guarantees the best quality and long working life. "100 % made by Einböck in Austria" ensures the highest quality in all areas of production.
  • Practical testing of all machines on our own test fields
    Before prototypes are turned into serial production, they have to withstand extensive tests on fields and roads. This allows us to achieve absolute precision and reliability.
  • After-sales service
    A decades-long supply of wear and spare parts ensures maximum service life of the machines as well as direct and close contact to customers.
Technical data

Technical data HILLSTAR

  • Row distance infinitely adjustable up to 80 cm / 31,50"
  • Lower links guided on both sides
  • Automatic upper link steering with spindle and high-gauge wheels
  • Adjustable retraction support on each parallelogram
  • Robust, adjustable parallelogram
  • Farmflex-feeler-wheels adjustable through spindles, ball bearing mounted, Ø 300 mm / 11.80" / 100 mm / 3.90" wide
  • Hoe element complete - with duckfoot sweep 180 mm and hilling double disc
  • Hoe element half - with duckfoot sweep 180 mm and single disc
  • Separate depth adjustment of the hilling discs in a breadboard
  • Hilling discs laterally adjustable
  • Soil loosening tine with sweep 180 mm / 7.10"
  • Exact adjustment of the angle of the discs

Type/working width

Transport width m 2

Frame profile length m

Tines

Hoe elements

from HP/kW

weight approx. kg

EHG 2-rows RIGID¹

1.65

1.60

3

3

20/15

360

EHG 4-rows RIGID1

3.00

3.00

5

5

40/30

600

EHG 4-rows HG3

2.80

3.00

5

5

50/37

720

EHG 6-rows RIGID

4.40

4.40

7

7

60/44

850

EHG 6-rows HG3

3.00

4.40

7

7

60/44

980

EHG 8-rows RIGID

5.80

5.80

9

9

80/59

1040

EHG 8-rows HG3

3.20

5.80

9

9

80/59

1350

EHG 12-rows HG3,5

4.80

8.60

13

13

120/88

1580

EHG 12-rows HG4

3.00

8.60

13

13

140/103

2100

 

¹ with support - gauge-wheel behind the tractor track

2 depending on row distance

3 hydraulic folding – triple-frame

4 hydraulic retraction - double folding frame, folds to 3 m transport width with 4 air wheels 18x8.50 instead ofupper link steering - Cat. II

5 4 gauge wheels instead of upper link steering

 

Technical data and specifications are approximate and without obligation. Construction and design are subject to change.

 

Upper link steering
An automatic upper link steering system is mounted as standard on rear-mounted hoeing machines. This ensures precise hoeing even on hilly conditions and bends. Hoeing on hills with an incline of up to 6 % is possible. Even in bends, the row-crop cultivator runs as close as possible behind the tractor track. Steering is done via gauge wheels. The implement does not need to be carried by the tractor. It is therefore used with position control and swinging lower links (approx. 7 cm / 2,80" each side). With the CHOPSTAR-TWIN, a ROW-GUARD sideshift frame with camera steering or hydraulic steering control is recommended so that the narrowest possible hoeing band can be achieved.

Upper link steering
An automatic upper link steering system is mounted as standard on rear-mounted hoeing machines. This ensures precise hoeing even on hilly conditions and bends. Hoeing on hills with an incline of up to 6 % is possible. Even in bends, the row-crop cultivator runs as close as possible behind the tractor track. Steering is done via gauge wheels. The implement does not need to be carried by the tractor. It is therefore used with position control and swinging lower links (approx. 7 cm / 2,80" each side). With the CHOPSTAR-TWIN, a ROW-GUARD sideshift frame with camera steering or hydraulic steering control is recommended so that the narrowest possible hoeing band can be achieved.

Bolted or clamped mounting of the working tools
All working tools are bolted or clamped to the frame. 
This has the following advantages for the user: 

  • Always a tight fit (no getting lose) of the working tools, especially during working on the field
  • Set distances or working depth are precisely maintained 
  • No deflection of the connections and minimal wear and tear
  • Durable fixings/clamps withstand many hoeing seasons
  • Fixing of the tools without clearance what results e.g. in exact guidance of the sweeps
  • Allows very precise, infinitely variable adjustment

Bolted or clamped mounting of the working tools
All working tools are bolted or clamped to the frame. 
This has the following advantages for the user: 

  • Always a tight fit (no getting lose) of the working tools, especially during working on the field
  • Set distances or working depth are precisely maintained 
  • No deflection of the connections and minimal wear and tear
  • Durable fixings/clamps withstand many hoeing seasons
  • Fixing of the tools without clearance what results e.g. in exact guidance of the sweeps
  • Allows very precise, infinitely variable adjustment

Mounting of lower-links on 3-point hitch
Lower links are guided on both sides to provide high stability.

Mounting of lower-links on 3-point hitch
Lower links are guided on both sides to provide high stability.

Set of wrenches
A set of wrenches, suitable for the screws which are mounted on the row crop cultivator, is included in the standard delivery. So the few bolted holders can be adjusted easily. Bolted tine-holders, as well as holders for finger weeders, guarantee exact adjustment and precise hoeing.

Set of wrenches
A set of wrenches, suitable for the screws which are mounted on the row crop cultivator, is included in the standard delivery. So the few bolted holders can be adjusted easily. Bolted tine-holders, as well as holders for finger weeders, guarantee exact adjustment and precise hoeing.

Options

Options HILLSTAR

  • Guided hill-weeder with parallelogram and comb weeder (3 part)
  • Asymetric arrangement of parallelograms - technical supervision by Einböck recommended!
  • Warning signs with LED-lights
  • Hydraulic steering pilot for extreme slopes
  • Hydraulic manual steering with seat
  • Camera steering system ROW-GUARD
  • Seeder P-BOX-STI
  • Other accessories customizable

 

Detail Description

Hydraulic parallelogram lifting SECTION-CONTROL

The independent hydraulic lifting of each parallelogram has up to 35 cm / 13.80" lift height (depending on machine configuration and soil conditions) and is controllable by GPS or pressure switch.

 

More details, photos and videos about the SECTION-CONTROL

Hydraulic parallelogram lifting SECTION-CONTROL

The independent hydraulic lifting of each parallelogram has up to 35 cm / 13.80" lift height (depending on machine configuration and soil conditions) and is controllable by GPS or pressure switch.

 

More details, photos and videos about the SECTION-CONTROL

Automatic sideshift frame with camera-guidance

A ROW-GUARD sideshift frame can be mounted to each row crop cultivator, also retro-fitted.

Automatic sideshift frame with camera-guidance

A ROW-GUARD sideshift frame can be mounted to each row crop cultivator, also retro-fitted.

Hydraulic upper-link steering support
The effect of the upper-link steering can be increased hydraulically. At the headland the cylinder always has to be switched to the other direction. It is recommended for slopes over 6 %.

Hydraulic upper-link steering support
The effect of the upper-link steering can be increased hydraulically. At the headland the cylinder always has to be switched to the other direction. It is recommended for slopes over 6 %.

Air wheel instead of Farmflex feeler wheel for sandy and light soil

For professional and precise work of the feeler wheel even on light soils, pneumatic wheels (instead of the standard Farmflex feeler wheels) are available as an option. These ensure that the desired working depth is maintained in very light or sandy soils thanks to a wider tread.

Air wheel instead of Farmflex feeler wheel for sandy and light soil

For professional and precise work of the feeler wheel even on light soils, pneumatic wheels (instead of the standard Farmflex feeler wheels) are available as an option. These ensure that the desired working depth is maintained in very light or sandy soils thanks to a wider tread.

Pneumatic seeding box
Three different pneumatic seeding boxes are optionally available to seed catch or cover crops, undersown crops or small seeds. The P-BOX-STI is electrically driven, the P-BOX-MD mechanically (each with plastic or steel tank) or the front tank JUMBO-SEED also electrically.

Pneumatic seeding box
Three different pneumatic seeding boxes are optionally available to seed catch or cover crops, undersown crops or small seeds. The P-BOX-STI is electrically driven, the P-BOX-MD mechanically (each with plastic or steel tank) or the front tank JUMBO-SEED also electrically.

Guided hill-weeder
Ideal for cultivation of hill crops - the guided hill-weeder with parallelogram and comb weeder for covering an pulling out weeds on the hill.

Guided hill-weeder
Ideal for cultivation of hill crops - the guided hill-weeder with parallelogram and comb weeder for covering an pulling out weeds on the hill.

Monitoring camera for row crop cultivator

The monitoring camera with a special lens for a narrow field of vision is designed for row crop cultivators. It ensures convenient observation and control of the operation and the hoeing belt via a monitor in the tractor cab. The camera is mounted with a holder on the frame of the hoe.

Monitoring camera for row crop cultivator

The monitoring camera with a special lens for a narrow field of vision is designed for row crop cultivators. It ensures convenient observation and control of the operation and the hoeing belt via a monitor in the tractor cab. The camera is mounted with a holder on the frame of the hoe.

Warning signs with LED-lights

For an extra charge, warning signs with LED-lights to the rear and front are available.
(symbol image - different variants depending on the design available)

Warning signs with LED-lights

For an extra charge, warning signs with LED-lights to the rear and front are available.
(symbol image - different variants depending on the design available)


Further tailor-made solutions
For our hoes there are a lot of additional options available. Depending on row distance or other options they might not be available or could not be combined with each other. In addition, there are more options available which are not mentioned here. When you let us know details of your request, we can check the possibility to fulfil your request. To be able to do so, we always need a filled in CHOPSTAR-CHECKLIST.


Manual hydraulic steering
In order to increase the precision of a row crop cultivator without camera steering or to reduce the width of the hoeing belt, a manual hydraulic steering is optionally available. This accessory allows a person to steer the row crop cultivator independently from the tractor. The seat is positioned so that the best view on the crop row is guaranteed. The steering is hydraulically operated, so that even longer hoeing operations can be done. The hydraulic steering is not or only partially usable on machines with finger weeders and hydraulic lifting of the parallelograms.

Manual hydraulic steering
In order to increase the precision of a row crop cultivator without camera steering or to reduce the width of the hoeing belt, a manual hydraulic steering is optionally available. This accessory allows a person to steer the row crop cultivator independently from the tractor. The seat is positioned so that the best view on the crop row is guaranteed. The steering is hydraulically operated, so that even longer hoeing operations can be done. The hydraulic steering is not or only partially usable on machines with finger weeders and hydraulic lifting of the parallelograms.

Forms for CHOPSTAR/ROLLSTAR/HILLSTAR

In order to specify row-crop cultivators to special customer requirements we need detailed information (crops, row distance, SECTION-CONTROL, etc.) To provide all necessary information, please fill in the corresponding forms you can find at www.einboeck.at/en/forms.

Forms for CHOPSTAR/ROLLSTAR/HILLSTAR

In order to specify row-crop cultivators to special customer requirements we need detailed information (crops, row distance, SECTION-CONTROL, etc.) To provide all necessary information, please fill in the corresponding forms you can find at www.einboeck.at/en/forms.

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