CONCEPT AND AGRONOMY

EQUIP YOURSELF WITH A FARMFLEX ROLLER



FARMFLEX rollers are made of semi-hollow rubber tires, that need no inflating or reinflating. The tires are mounted on a steel tube specially designed for agricultural applications.

This feature gives them multiple advantages over steel rollers ((bar, packer, welded dish, spring leaf, double U, etc) )

OTICO is the only manufacturer in the world of semi-hollow rollers, and has filed numerous patents for its various shapes and sizes of rollers.





EQUIP YOURSELF WITH A FARMFLEX ROLLER



FARMFLEX rollers are made of semi-hollow rubber tires, that need no inflating or reinflating. The tires are mounted on a steel tube specially designed for agricultural applications.

This feature gives them multiple advantages over steel rollers ((bar, packer, welded dish, spring leaf, double U, etc) )

OTICO is the only manufacturer in the world of semi-hollow rollers, and has filed numerous patents for its various shapes and sizes of rollers.





VERSATILE



FARMFLEX® rollers are effective in all conditions:

•  On light soils (sandy soils, etc): excellent lift capacity thanks to its very large contact surface with the soil, which reduces tractive effort.

•  On clayey soils and wet conditions: the suppleness of the rubber gives FARMFLEX® rollers excellent self-cleaning ability.

•  On crusty soils: the tread pattern that the profiles leave on the soil reduce crusting substantially.



VERSATILE



FARMFLEX® rollers are effective in all conditions:

•  On light soils (sandy soils, etc): excellent lift capacity thanks to its very large contact surface with the soil, which reduces tractive effort.

•  On clayey soils and wet conditions: the suppleness of the rubber gives FARMFLEX® rollers excellent self-cleaning ability.

•  On crusty soils: the tread pattern that the profiles leave on the soil reduce crusting substantially.





SELF-CLEANING +++



This self-cleaning ability is made possible by the rubber, which can deform as it turns, allowing earth to unstick from the roller. FARMFLEX rollers can thus operate in wet conditions and on sticky land.



AUTONETTOYAGE +++



Cette capacité d'autonettoyage est rendue possible grâce au caoutchouc, capable de se déformer à chaque rotation, ce qui permet à la terre de se décoller du rouleau.
Les rouleaux FARMFLEX peuvent ainsi travailler dans des conditions humides ainsi que dans les terres collantes.






ABSORBS SHOCKS AND MICRO-VIBRATIONS



Rubber can absorb certain shocks, as well as vibrations and load peaks that machinery experiences moving through fields at high speed or from rocks and stones.

This "shock absorbing function" of rubber reduces pressure on bearings, the roller frame, and on the machine in general.






FULLY ENCLOSED ROLLER



OTICO rollers are fully enclosed, which prevents rocks, earth and residue from accumulating inside the roller.



ABSORBS SHOCKS AND MICRO-VIBRATIONS



Rubber can absorb certain shocks, as well as vibrations and load peaks that machinery experiences moving through fields at high speed or from rocks and stones.

This "shock absorbing function" of rubber reduces pressure on bearings, the roller frame, and on the machine in general.






FULLY ENCLOSED ROLLER



OTICO rollers are fully enclosed, which prevents rocks, earth and residue from accumulating inside the roller.



RELIABILITY

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No risk of punctures thanks to the FARMFLEX® concept, unlike the inflated tires used by some rollers.





ROBUSTNESS

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The rollers are reinforced and designed for tough working conditions (stones, flint, etc), which allows FARMFLEX® rollers to be used anywhere in the world.





LONGEVITY

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OTICO uses high-quality rubber-based formulations specially designed to be used in the field; these formulations are the fruit of decades of experience and research.





RELIABILITY

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No risk of punctures thanks to the FARMFLEX® concept, unlike the inflated tires used by some rollers.





ROBUSTNESS

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The rollers are reinforced and designed for tough working conditions (stones, flint, etc), which allows FARMFLEX® rollers to be used anywhere in the world.





LONGEVITY

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OTICO uses high-quality rubber-based formulations specially designed to be used in the field; these formulations are the fruit of decades of experience and research.


WIDE RANGE



The OTICO range includes numerous types of rollers with diverse shapes, diameters, tire profiles and characteristics.

WIDE RANGE



The OTICO range includes numerous types of rollers with diverse shapes, diameters, tire profiles and characteristics.




TRANSPORT AXLE



Certain rollers in the FARMFLEX range can travel on public roads and so can be used as transport axles (licensing for road use being the machine manufacturer's responsibility).







TRANSPORT AXLE




Certain rollers in the FARMFLEX range can travel on public roads and so can be used as transport axles (licensing for road use being the machine manufacturer's responsibility).




IMPROVE YOUR MACHINE FLEET




Are your machines no longer the latest model? Are you finding their performance declining? FARMFLEX rollers allow you to modernise your existing equipment at low cost, and make it versatile.






IMPROVE YOUR MACHINE FLEET




Are your machines no longer the latest model? Are you finding their performance declining? FARMFLEX rollers allow you to modernise your existing equipment at low cost, and make it versatile.




EASY TO INSTALL



FARMFLEX rollers are mounted on axles that can be custom-made to fit an existing machine.

OTICO also offers (as an option) frames perfectly designed for rollers that can be fitted to any machine via simple flanges.







EASY TO INSTALL



FARMFLEX rollers are mounted on axles that can be custom-made to fit an existing machine.

OTICO also offers (as an option) frames perfectly designed for rollers that can be fitted to any machine via simple flanges.








INTENSE TAMPING




          •   Intense and uniform tamping keeping up with the work

          •   Optimises earth/seed contact for:
                 •    sowing cover crops
                 •     creating false seed beds
                 •     sowing with tine seed drills

          •   Keeps moisture in the soil during dry periods by promoting water take-up by capillaries.





INTENSE TAMPING




 •   Intense and uniform tamping keeping up with the work

  •   Optimises earth/seed contact for:
   •     sowing cover crops
   •     creating false seed beds
   •     sowing with tine seed drills

   •   Keeps moisture in the soil during dry periods by promoting water take-up by capillaries.




GAS EXCHANGE




FARMFLEX rollers, and the profiles of their furrowers in particular, facilitate soil gas exchange, allowing plants to get the oxygen they need to grow.







REDUCED EROSION AND RUNOFF




The tread pattern that FARMFLEX rollers leave on the soil reduces erosion and runoff.




REDUCED EROSION AND RUNOFF




The tread pattern that FARMFLEX rollers leave on the soil reduces erosion and runoff.




GAS EXCHANGE




FARMFLEX rollers, and the profiles of their furrowers in particular, facilitate soil gas exchange, allowing plants to get the oxygen they need to grow.




LEVELLING AND CONSOLIDATION





FARMFLEX rollers also level and consolidate surface soil or deep soil depending on the roller used.







LEVELLING AND CONSOLIDATION





FARMFLEX rollers also level and consolidate surface soil or deep soil depending on the roller used.