Insect scare device
Insects scare device to protect insects during mowing
Mowing techniques are adapted to their field of application. Each mowing technique has its justification. To make the techniques available on the market even more sustainable and insect-friendly, insect scare devices can come into use.
The idea of phyical repelling is known mainly from agriculture. It originated in the course of mechanized grassland mowing, which increased the number of deer killed. By disturbing and scaring away the animals before mowing, the deer can be saved from being mowed to death. This is why the scaring away technique is also used in equipment for extensive grassland maintenance, such as flail or sickle mowers. Robust and all-terrain, a repellent device should not hinder the work of mowers in dense vegetation and on steep slopes and still do its job.
More surviving insects
In cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Hohenheim, various experiments were conducted that confirmed, the benefits of the insect scaring device for insect protection. The experiments were conducted using an AS 63 all-mower as the carrier vehicle. In order to ensure that the results are reliable, comparative runs, with and without the insect scaring device, were carried out in several repetitions. The number of insects scattered was determined by means of a catch basket attached to the device. The result clearly shows the benefit of the device. During the experiments, about three times as many insects were flushed out with the insect scaring device (compared to the series of experiments without the device) and thus got out of the danger zone of the mower. Further experiments suggest that insect survival can be further increased by using single blades in combination with mowing at a higher cut.
- robust flexible material of the front bar
- automatic folding of the device in case of contact with larger obstacles
- the height of the repelling device is variably adjustable
- the distance between the device and the machine is variably adjustable
- proven benefit of the repeller device (the tests at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Hohenheim showed that three times more insects were scared away than in comparison without the repeller device)
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