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)
Normandie Fast stubble ploughing
Ploughing back
(Canada)
Normandie Ploughing back
Seed bed preparation
(France)
Normandie Seed bed 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.
Normandie Residue decomposition
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%.
Normandie Self-seeding
Pest control
The Normandie destroys adult pests and eggs on the surface.

Slugs and insects are eliminated by either mechanical action or surface dehydration.
Normandie Pest control
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.
Normandie Soil warming
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.
Normandie Soil-seed contact
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.
Normandie Erosion control
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
Normandie Small cut-aways Diameter: 460 mm Thickness: 5 mm
  • Diameter: 460 mm
  • Thickness: 5 mm
Normandie Small cut-aways Diameter: 510 mm Thickness: 5 mm
  • Diameter: 510 mm
  • Thickness: 5 mm
Normandie Small cut-aways Diameter: 560 mm Thickness: 6 mm
  • Diameter: 560 mm
  • Thickness: 6 mm
Large cut-aways
Normandie Large cut-aways Diameter: 560 mm Thickness: 6 mm
  • Diameter: 560 mm
  • Thickness: 6 mm
A question of angles
Normandie Perfect attack, entry and contouring
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
Normandie Maintenance-free elastomer overload protection
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.
Normandie Maintenance-free elastomer overload protection
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
Normandie Double square bar roller
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.
Normandie Double square bar roller

Normandie Square bar roller
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.
Normandie Square bar roller

Normandie Impak roller
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.
Normandie Impak roller

Normandie Emopak roller
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.
Normandie Emopak roller

Normandie Packer Roller
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.
Normandie Packer Roller

Self-seeding, vegetation cover & soil preparation
with a minimum of passes.
Normandie 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.
A look around your machines...
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
Normandie 40
Width : 2,50 m. (8,20 ft.)
Height : 1,50 m. (4,92 ft.)
50
Normandie 50
Width : 3,50 m. (11,48 ft.)
Height : 1,50 m. (4,92 ft.)
60
Normandie 60
Width : 4,00 m. (13,12 ft.)
Height : 3,00 m. (9,84 ft.)
70
Normandie 70
Width : 2,50 m. (8,20 ft.)
Height : 3,50 m. (11,48 ft.)
T60
Normandie T60
Width : 2,50 m. (8,20 ft.)
Height : 3,60 m. (11,81 ft.)
T70
Normandie T70
Width : 3,00 m. (9,84 ft.)
Height : 4,00 m. (13,12 ft.)
T80
Normandie T80
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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tractor power and select the options that interest you.
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