REVIEW: STEEP-TERRAIN MPL MAGDALENA
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We are proud to present you our new machine: a steep-terrain variant of the standard MPL MAGDALENA model.
The new model retains all the features of the old one, while at the same time stands out with new additions and improvements.
Why „steep – terrain“?
STEEP-TERRAIN MPL MAGDALENA is specially designed for lavender farmers whose fields are situated on mountain slopes and hillsides. The harvester is intended to be used on steep terrains where using trailers is impossible.
To compensate the lack of trailer during harvest, STEEP-TERRAIN MPL MAGDALENA comes with a big sack compartment. The compartment provides enough space, security and stability during work.
In the new model we added short conveyor belt and sack compartment. The short conveyor belt provides precision – the lavender flowers fall straight into the sack without scattering around. It also provides speed since it transports the flowers faster thus increasing the sack loading speed.
Upon customer request, the short conveyor belt may be substituted for a long one, and the sack compartment to be detached. This makes the machine suitable for flat terrains. Thanks to the careful design the whole process doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes.
Like in all our models, STEEP-TERRAIN MPL MAGDALENA comes with improvements. Apart from the specially designed sack compartment and the short conveyor belt, the frame is reinforced and some elements are lighter. The new model retains all features of the standard one, namely:
– speed of work;
– maximum collection of lavender flowers;
– easy maintenance;
REVIEW: MPL MAGDALENA COMPACT
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We are proud to present you our new machine – a foldable variant of the MPL MAGDALENA model.
The machine retains all the features of the old model, while at the same time stands out with new additions and improvements.
MPL MAGDALENA COMPACT comes with a new, convenient property – the frame is foldable. On the one hand, this makes the transportation easier. On the other, it helps avoiding unwanted damage caused by hits when driving on narrow roads or having to pass through narrow tunnels.
The weight of the machine remains 720 kg but this doesn’t make the folding hard. Quite the opposite – it can be done easily by a single person. Due to the careful design of the mechanism, folding is easy and secure, and the hinges are reinforced and large enough to serve their purpose properly.
The machine comes with two special, easy-to-use locking mechanisms. The first one locks the frame into “open” working position. The other, keeps the frame locked when the machine is folded.
This model has three-point suspension just as the MPL MAGDALENA model. If the customer desires, we can add a hydraulic cylinder for the upper hitch point. The cylinder is specially developed by MASHINOSTROENE-DS EOOD and it is suitable for all tractor models.
The hydraulic cylinder makes the mounting of the harvester faster and easier. This saves a lot of time and the machine is set up and ready to go in just a few minutes.
We called the machine this way because it is more convenient for transportation and safer on the road. When folded, it occupies significantly less space and the conveyor belt stays above the tractor cabin without touching it.
As we have already mentioned, MPL MAGDALENA COMPACT keeps all the features of the standard model, namely:
Of course, like in all our models, some elements in its design are new and the frame is further reinforced in key spots.Read More
World trends in growing lavender
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Lavender is one of the world’s most common essential oil crops. Bulgaria holds first place on the world market for cultivation and production of lavender oil, replacing the former leader France. Lavender is also grown in other countries such as Italy, Spain, Morocco, Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, regions of Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, South Africa, China, the USA, etc.
Lavender is the most widely used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and perfume industries. In processed or raw form, lavender is also used in the production of food and non-alcoholic beverages. In some countries, it is also available on farms offering entertainment in the form of tourist services, aromatherapy and tours.
Lavender is a semishrub plant. Its highest yields are from the fourth to the eighth year of the plant. It can be grown in different soil and weather conditions. Since it is a heat-loving plant, it is desirable for the field to be a south, southeast or north-south facing one.
Soil cultivation is carried out with the help of a Chisel cultivator up to 15 cm depth, with a protection area depending on the age of plants. Mashinostroene-DS offers a cultivator of lavender KKL Deyan.
Harvesting is carried out manually or mechanically, through a harvesting machine, which has become more and more popular, since it saves time, resources and labor. The harvesting machine is used to cut off the flowers that are collected in trailers and transported for distillation, i.e. for lavender oil extraction.Read More