J B Edlington & Co Ltd

Edlingtons manufacture cambridge rolls (rollers). We're a long established family firm, our company was founded in 1865 and we have been manufacturing rolls since 1979. These include cambridge hydraulic folding rolls, cambridge fold-back rolls and vari-roll.

And if weeds are a problem on your land, we have WeedSwiper, a non-drip intelligent chemical weed wiper designed to help solve your tall weed problems.

Our machines are built to last and manufactured in the UK.

16.3m roll photo by kind permission of Chris Eglington

Weedswiper is a unique non-drip weed wiper for the control of tall growing weeds in arable, grassland, forestry, horticulture and amenity situations

Originally manufactured in Australia and marketed throughout Australasia, the Weedswiper has been successfully used to control tall growing weeds in susceptible crops for some 25 years.

Wiping out weed-beet case study

During 2001 a local farmer growing sugar beet discussed the problem of weed-beet in his sugar beet crop. He had been using weed wipers for many years and accepted there was a fundamental problem in the design - they dripped chemical solution onto the desirable crop below.

The problem occurred when the weed population was relatively sparse. Consequently, the pump was replenishing product onto the wiping area before the same amount of product had been used.

This resulted in an over saturation of the wiping area causing the unit to drip onto the sugar beet crop below.

The unit the farmer had been using was designed in such a way that it could not be modified to overcome the problem and so began the task of finding or designing a unit that would not drip.

The solution: WeedSwiper

The WeedSwiper is unique due to the fact that there are sensors in the face of the swiping pad material which sense the amount of fluid contained within the pad material.

This takes place continually throughout the time the unit is in work. The sensors are linked to the patented Hydrostat control box and send a signal to the Hydrostat controller only as and when more fluid is required in the pad material which maintains a constant saturation level.

The Hydrostat then sends a signal to the pump to allow more fluid to flow to the pad as required. The result of this technology means that travel speed (within reasonable limits), and density of weeds become irrelevant as the system only replenishes the fluid content within the pad material as it is required resulting in a non-drip unit.

 

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J B Edlington & Co Ltd, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NS. Company Registration Number: 86637. Registered Office. Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NS VAT Registration No:128010121