HP 51 ÷ 114
120 ÷ 240 cm
n.d. / n.a.
SCORPION is the automatic SELF-PROPELLED hoe (inter row and inter plant) manufactured by FERRARI COSTRUZIONI MECCANICHE. Different from the standard hoes available on the market, this machine introduces innovative technological solutions developed by putting into practice FERRARI’s experience and know-how. SCORPION’s most unique feature is the capability of removing weeds both between the rows and between the plants on the same row. The machine can scan and remove the weeds found along the width of its frame while moving forward. This operation can be accomplished in one single pass (no need to go back and forth on the same track to complete the hoeing procedure).
Being self-propelled, it can guarantee an easy manoeuvrability thanks to its compactness, a reduction of dead times and, most important thing, the operator has the best vision of the hoeing elements (the operator in facts watches the elements from an upper position and so he is able to act promptly when necessary). SCORPION is equipped with an articulated floating frame able to shift in both sides laterally respect to the direction of travel, by using hydraulic pistons. This frame is also self-levelling, in order to compensate any eventual imperfection of the soil.
The machine is made up of as many units as the number of rows planted on the bed (machines covering multiple beds are available as well). Every single unit uses an infrared optical bar to detect weeds and plants. Each unit is also equipped with a pair of hydraulic arms that hold the two cutting blades. The cutting blades can cut weeds as close as 1 cm from the plants and the operator can adjust their working height. The operator can interact with the hoe by using a very user-friendly TOUCH SCREEN. This device allows the user to set all the working parameters and to oversee the machine at work. FERRARI SCORPION means that every farmer will dramatically reduce both the labour force employed in the field and the chemical products applied to the crops. Suitable for both “traditional” farming practices and “organic”.