Normandie, Rapide and sipmple shallow stubble Cultivator

Normandie, the 3 in 1 stubble cultivator from Gregoire Besson. Combine the reduced per hectare cost for your tillage with this sprayer for excellent residue incorporation and excellent performance

NORMANDIE

Shallow Stubble Cultivators Configure your Normandy

Rapid stubble ploughing
and ultra-simplified maintenance.
Various working depths
from 2 to 12 cm

Produce different finishes according to soil, working conditions and your disc harrow attachments.

Fast stubble ploughing
(Australia)
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Fast ploughing soil preparation
Ploughing back
(Canada)
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Ploughing back soil preparation
Seed bed preparation
(France)
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Seed bed preparation soil preparation
Let’s talk about agronomy...
Residue decomposition
The Normandie evenly distributes crop residues and organic matter in the surface layer.

The soil is enriched as organic matter is added by the humified residue and earth mixture.
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Residue decomposition soil preparation
Self-seeding
When the Normandie passes with a depth no more than 5 cm, it creates conditions conducive to weed emergence by encouraging soil-seed contact.

Seed stock lifting is dependent on soil moisture and the choice of the roller. Once germinated, a final pass destroys weed emergence and reduces the surface seed stock by about 40%.
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Self-seeding soil preparation
Pest control
The Normandie destroys adult pests and eggs on the surface.

Slugs and insects are eliminated by either mechanical action or surface dehydration.
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Pest control Soil preparation
Soil warming
All seeds need balanced conditions to germinate: water, air, heat and soil. With each pass, the Normandie brings moisture from the lower layer and aerates the soil. The soil then warms in the sun.

The independent disc harrow thus provides the conditions for rapid germination which in turn means good planting.
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Soil warming soil preparation
Soil-seed contact
Germination begins when the seed absorbs a large amount of water. For the seed to have access to water, it is important that soil clods surrounding the seed are not too coarse. The seed can take water from the soil when it has good contact with the soil.

In order to start photosynthesis, the seed also needs to be in contact with air and light. The soil covering the seed must be loose enough for it to have access to oxygen and for its vertical development in both directions to be unrestricted.
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Soil-seed contact soil preparation
Erosion control
The combined actions of the discs and the Normandie rollers provide excellent soil structuring. By breaking open potential surface crusts, water infiltration and retention capacity is increased.

By creating a mulch and leaving behind micro-furrows, Normandie equipment helps to limit erosion. Wind effects are limited, water storage capacity is improved and evaporation is reduced during intercrop periods.
Shallow Stubble Cultivators Erosion control soil preparation
A range of 20 to 96 independent
discs for all tractor types
Normandie 40
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
50 → 85 hp
36,79 → 62,54 kW
2,50 → 2,50 m.
8,20 → 8,20 ft
2,50 → 2,50 m.
8,20 → 8,20 ft
Mounted Stubble Disc Harrow with 20 independent discs
Normandie 50
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
85 → 125 hp
62,54 → 91,97 kW
3,00 → 3,50 m.
9,84 → 11,48 ft
3,00 → 3,50 m.
9,84 → 11,48 ft
Mounted Stubble Disc Harrow with 24 to 28 independent discs
Normandie 60
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
125 → 210 hp
91,97 → 154,51 kW
4,00 → 5,00 m.
13,12 → 16,40 ft
2,50 → 4,00 m.
8,20 → 13,12 ft
Mounted Stubble Disc Harrow with 32 to 40 independent discs
Normandie 70
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
210 → 310 hp
154,51 → 228,08 kW
6,00 → 6,00 m.
19,69 → 19,69 ft
2,50 → 2,50 m.
8,20 → 8,20 ft
Mounted Stubble Disc Harrow with 48 independent discs
Normandie T60
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
125 → 210 hp
91,97 → 154,51 kW
4,00 → 6,00 m.
13,12 → 19,69 ft
2,50 → 2,50 m.
8,20 → 8,20 ft
Semi-mounted Disc Harrow with 32, 40 or 48 independent discs
Normandie T70
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
210 → 310 hp
154,51 → 228,08 kW
7,00 → 8,00 m.
22,97 → 26,25 ft
3,00 → 3,00 m.
9,84 → 9,84 ft
Semi-mounted Disc Harrow with 56 or 64 independent discs
Normandie T80
Tractors:
Working width:
Transport width:
310 → 600 hp
228,08 → 441,45 kW
10,00 → 12,00 m.
32,81 → 39,37 ft
3,00 → 3,00 m.
9,84 → 9,84 ft
Semi-mounted Disc Harrows with 80 or 96 independent discs
The largest selection
of discs on the market
Application
Volume of vegetation
Small cut-aways
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Small cut-aways Harvesting
  • Diameter: 460 mm
  • Thickness: 5 mm
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Small cut-aways Harvesting tillage
  • Diameter: 510 mm
  • Thickness: 5 mm
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Small cut-aways Harvesting tool
  • Diameter: 560 mm
  • Thickness: 6 mm
Large cut-aways
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Large cut-aways harvesting
  • Diameter: 560 mm
  • Thickness: 6 mm
A question of angles
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Perfect attack, entry and contouring machinery
Perfect attack, entry and contouring
Unlike some competitors who leave the choice of angle open, Grégoire Besson brings you a unique yet perfect solution.

On all Normandie models, the angle of attack is 13.3 degrees. This allows the stubble harrow to attack residues or vegetation effectively. The angle was not chosen randomly, it is the result of a long series of tests and is the best trade-off between efficiency and fuel consumption.

The 5.2 degrees entry combined with the curve of the disk allows the entire working surface to be sliced even at very shallow depths.

At Grégoire Besson, we understand that mechanisation represents a significant financial burden for users and so the Normandie provides very low costs per hectare: fuel economy, low wear parts, working efficiency.
Maintenance-free elastomer
overload protection
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Maintenance-free elastomer overload protection machinery
Optimal safety with any disc type and in any condition.

Elastomer packing cushions and absorbs shocks and twists to the disc arms.

Its flat edge perfectly matches the disc train support tube. It thus avoids any lateral and vertical movement on the tube.

Exclusive to GB Group, this guarantees long service life.
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Maintenance-free elastomer overload protection machinery
The disc arms, permanently fixed by 6 bolts, are shaped for a better passage in plant debris and to avoid the accumulation of earth.

The reinforced arm shape ensures rigidity and avoids deformations at high speed.

The bearings, guaranteed for 5 years, are maintenance-free and give you peace of mind to concentrate on your work.
Rollers and harrows for all types of soils, conditions and finishes
new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Square bar roller soil equipment
Square bar roller
Aggressive on plant residues, it allows you to create a uniform mulch and accelerate stubble disintegration by maintaining a good level of moisture in the soil. It is lightweight and economical.
new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Double square bar roller soil equipment

new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Double square bar roller soil equipment
Double square bar roller
Twice as active, it destroys the most resistant plant residues and leaves behind an excellent finish. The unit is mounted on a pivot to conform to the shape of the land.
new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Square bar roller soil equipment

new stubble cultivator with independent discs Impak roller soil equipment
Impak roller
Row of roller wheels 540 mm diameter. Excellent finish in wet conditions, it gives even ground consolidation. The scrapers prevent soil build up and level between the roller wheel arches.
new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Impak roller soil equipment

new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Emopak roller soil equipment
Emopak V roller
Flanged, contoured and notched roller wheels. Its mass makes it capable of good consolidation, leading to excellent in-line finishing. Well suited for self-seeding as it offers perfect soil-seed contact. It excels in dry, stony cloddy soils.
new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Emopak roller soil equipment

new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Packer Roller soil equipment
Packer Roller
Roller tube with ridges. Ideal for breaking and consolidating medium and large clods, it is used in seedbed preparation. Suitable for wet or clay conditions, its scrapers prevent the clogging.
new Stubble cultivator with independent discs Packer Roller soil equipment

Self-seeding, vegetation cover & soil preparation
with a minimum of passes.
Stubble cultivator with independent discs Self-seeding, vegetation cover & soil preparation with a minimum of passes.
Equipped with a seed drill (optional), the Normandie provides low cost cover planting.

The versatility of the Normandie for these 3 applications means you maximize your cost per hectare.
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Simple transport & storage
Whether it’s winter storage, travelling along a road or under a bridge, the Normandie disc harrows have been designed to limit their overall size, particularly the working width.

DREAL road traffic approval.

Dimensions during transport or worst case storage:
40
outil de travail du sol Normandie 40 gregoire besson
Width : 2,50 m. (8,20 ft.)
Height : 1,50 m. (4,92 ft.)
50
outil de travail du sol Normandie 50 gregoire besson
Width : 3,50 m. (11,48 ft.)
Height : 1,50 m. (4,92 ft.)
60
outil de travail du sol Normandie 60 gregoire besson
Width : 4,00 m. (13,12 ft.)
Height : 3,00 m. (9,84 ft.)
70
outil de travail du sol Normandie 70 gregoire besson
Width : 2,50 m. (8,20 ft.)
Height : 3,50 m. (11,48 ft.)
T60
outil de travail du sol Normandie T60 gregoire besson
Width : 2,50 m. (8,20 ft.)
Height : 3,60 m. (11,81 ft.)
T70
outil de travail du sol Normandie T70 gregoire besson
Width : 3,00 m. (9,84 ft.)
Height : 4,00 m. (13,12 ft.)
T80
outil de travail du sol Normandie T80 gregoire besson
Width : 3,00 m. (9,84 ft.)
Height : 4,30 m. (14,10 ft.)
Recap
  1. 1.Reduced costs per hectare
  2. 2.Simplified and economical maintenance
  3. 3.3 applications in 1 machine
  4. 4.Designed for high work output
  5. 5.Reinforced structure for high speeds
  1. 6.Optimized arm and disc angles
  2. 7.Rollers adapted to each finish
  3. 8.Great integration of residues
  4. 9.Simple transport and storage
  5. 10.Effective in all conditions
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