Watch: Italian crusher is perfect for reinstating laneways

For most agricultural equipment, stones and rocks are the sworn enemy. They cause untold damage and downtime every year and contractors can often be found lamenting their very existence as they survey the damage to a harvester drum or mower bed.

However, the machine we feature this week suffers from no such anxieties when faced with a field full of mountain rocks or an old farm laneway that has seen better days.

Celtic Soil Solutions, a Wexford company run and owned by brothers Aidan and Jarlath Furlong, have an impressive tractor-mounted crusher, manufactured by Italian firm FAE.

The vital statistics of this machine are simply astounding. It weighs in at 6,430kg, thanks to complete Hardox plating throughout the entire machine and 116 tungsten tips mounted on a 2.25 metre-wide drum.

You can forget about any tractor with less than 280hp running wild under the bonnet to operate this beast.

Continuously variable transmission (CVT) is also a necessity, as forward speeds can often be as low as 300m per hour.

Many would consider the applications of such a machine quite limited, but really the opposite is the case.

This kit is equally at home crushing rock in a tired old laneway or in a field reclaimed from the mountain as it is munching through trees and tree stumps to create a seedbed from harvested forestry sites.

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