It may sound like a new name on the sub-soiler scene but this Meir Agri 8-legger is actually built and sold by the Dale Drill crew.

Farmers themselves, they recognise that even under a no-till regime sometimes there’s a benefit to loosening what lies underneath, particularly following a wet harvest.

There’s been quite a bit of careful thought put into the design of the points – they’re set further forward than normal to break a channel through the soil before the shallow pitched wings provides a little lift without generating too much surface heave.

With a 500mm leg spacing the 4m version needs a minimum of 200hp up front and start at £16,000.