Agricultural equipment

Our philosophy

In agriculture, it’s all about timing and the slightest delay in working the field can have disastrous consequences. That’s why we use state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to intervene quickly and get the job done perfectly in the time allotted.

To ensure perfect functionality of our equipment, most maintenance operations are carried out in our workshop. Telemetry technologies using GPS guidance are also ubiquitous, making it possible to monitor our equipment on a daily basis. So during heavy work periods, such as sowing or harvesting, we can monitor the progress of operations in real time. To ensure maximum comfort for our operators, day and night, our machines are equipped with on-board guidance systems and machine automation.

Soil tillage operations

To prepare for crop establishment, we use two pieces of tillage equipment at different times:
- Autumn: a 10-metre wide disc harrow is used for 5 to 12 centimetre shallow tillage. This technique is used before sowing autumn crops
- Before winter: for deeper work, a stubble cultivator allows us to work the soil to a depth of 20 to 25 centimetres. This technique is used before winter to optimise the establishment of spring crops
- Spring: repeat the procedure with the same stubble cultivator to warm up the soil before sowing the crops. All these operations allow us to have an optimal start of the crops.

Autumn sowing

The climatic conditions encountered in autumn can be very variable. We therefore need to be able to sow large areas in a short time. To do this, we use a John Deere TCS-type seed drill with a working width of 12 metres. With this drill we have the possibility to fertilize and sow at the same time, with a hopper capacity of 5500 litres seed and 4000 litres fertilizer. So it can sow between 150 - 200 ha in 24 hours. For maximum working efficiency of the seed drill, both seed and fertiliser are brought in by a truck with a fast unloading conveyor. So downtime for seed and fertiliser supply is reduced.

Spring sowing

Our main spring crop is sunflowers. We use 3 seeders with 16 rows to carry out sunflower sowing. Thus we are able to plant sunflowers very quickly at the end of winter.


In order to spread all fertilizers accurately and in all conditions, we opted for a pneumatic boom spreader with a working width of 36 metres. This machine allows us to spread finer products while avoiding drift phenomena due to winds. With a capacity of 6000 litres, this fertiliser spreader guarantees a high working rate while reducing the downtime required for filling. A 24-tonne hopper with an unloading system is used for reloading in the field. This machine is equipped with a GPS that allows automatic closing of sections, avoiding overlaps and thus saving spread product.

Plant protection applications

We have always been committed to preserving the environment. With this in mind, we use state-of-the-art spraying machines. We also work at low volume using anti-drift nozzles. Two sprayers are present on the farm, a self-propelled unit with a capacity of 4200 litres and a trailed model with a capacity of 5000 litres. Equipped with GPS, our two sprayers are equipped with automatic section shut-off. With a width of 36 metres, the booms benefit from automatic height control according to ground variations.

Grain harvesting

Grain harvesting is a key period for our company. To harvest almost 4,500 hectares each year, we use three combine harvesters for a total working width of 30 metres per pass. This enables us to harvest approximate 120-180 hectares per day. In addition, and to guarantee a high work rate, two transfer trailers with a respective capacity of 35 tonnes follow the 3 harvesters. The trucks are thus filled at the end of the field and the crop flow is regular and continuous.

Sunflower harvest

Two 9-metre wide harvesting units, equipped with a shredder, guarantee an excellent quality of work.

Alfalfa harvest

To harvest alfalfa, we use two 10-metre-wide mowing units and a 10-metre-wide gathering rake. This allows us to harvest about 80 hectares of alfalfa per day.