In Kisumu, some 25 tractors and associated gadgets that include a ripper, thresher, ploughs and rotovators
, worth Sh150 million, were recently supplied by Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the national government to help commercialise rice farming.Accessing the machinesFarmers at West Kano and Ahero irrigation schemes are accessing the machines, which are managed by the county government, at a subsidised rate of Sh1,500 per acre.
The machinery awarded to farmers as prize included Rotovators
, Tractor-mounter stress sprayers, Engine wheel Harrow sprayers,
In this region, perennial grass systems are kikuyu-based (Pennisetum clandestinum), with cultivation in pure swards, or more commonly, by over-sowing with different ryegrass species (Lolium spp.) or varieties, using mulchers and minimum-till seed drills (van der Coif 2011), tined implements, rotovators
or conventional disc ploughs.
25 years ago TOOLS galore from screwdrivers to rotovators
could be hired without charge by the unemployed from Netherfields Community Centre in Middlesbrough.
This also helps a wide variety of wildlife that live in the soil and do not want to be disturbed by hoes, forks, spades and rotovators
The fuel, which is used for Rotovators
to dig up soil, was stolen from two allotments in Radford Road.
It has rotovators
, stump-grinders, lawn aerators, strimmers, lawnmowers and woodchipper for those planning to revamp their garden and outdoor living space.
Gazing down at the churned-up field ahead, I saw two champion rotovators
who need no coaxing to turn over soil.
leave a hard pan about four inches or so down underground which impedes natural drainage so don't rotovate too often without deep digging beforehand.
Hire Centres has also invested substantially in landscaping and groundcare products such as rotovators
, lawn aerators and pluggers, heavy duty lawn mowers, ride on mowers, scarifiers, long handled hedge trimmers and chainsaws, which are ideal for both commercial and domestic use.
Tools Ride on lawnmowers pounds 120 Lawnmowers pounds 60 to pounds 15 Timber posts x 12 pounds 40 to pounds 20 Rails pounds 60 to pounds 15 Generators pounds 95 to pounds 30 Caravans pounds 50 to pounds 30 1 Farrow Garden Plough pounds 38 Grinders pounds 28 to pounds 5 Drills pounds 38 to pounds 5 Strimmers pounds 50 to pounds 15 Push Bikes pounds 30 to pounds 5 Scaffolding pipes pounds 60 Hoovers pounds 15 to pounds 5 Chainsaws pounds 85 to pounds 25 Still Saws pounds 160 to pounds 120 Rotovators
370 to pounds 35 Band Saws pounds 48 to pounds 18 Pressure Washers pounds 20 to pounds 8 Packs of Welding rods pounds 12 to pounds 6 Garden Seats pounds 11 Garden Bridge pounds 30 Garden Pond pounds 20 Garden Bamboo fencing pounds 20 to pounds 9.