Turn degraded land into healthy land with a Reefinator

It's 2021 Desertification and Drought Day with a focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. The #Reefinator can crush bedrock exposed by topsoil erosion to create new, erosion resistant soil. #RestorationLandRecovery #DesertificationAndDroughtDay #EndLandLoss

It’s 2021 Desertification and Drought Day with a focus on turning degraded land into healthy land.
The #Reefinator can crush bedrock exposed by topsoil erosion to create new, erosion resistant soil.
#RestorationLandRecovery #DesertificationAndDroughtDay #EndLandLoss

Reefinator a rock star

Rocks Gone Reefinator turns unusable rocky land into profitable crops As a third-generation farmer from Chapman Valley WA, Rocks Gone founder and inventor Tim Pannell knew all too well the problems that rocky land poses for farmers The hydraulic Reefinator H4 can crush rock layers while it deep rips and prepares once useless ground for crop growing with access to deeper soil moisture and nutrients When Rocks Gone debuted its Reefinator rock crusher in 2015 it was an instant hit with Western Australian farmers looking to renovate rock-encrusted land that could not be used for cropping. “Farmers now have the very real option of increasing soil depth, which has a range of agronomic benefits including greater water and nutrient holding capacity, and greater rooting depth which also then helps with crop and pasture resilience in times of crop stress,” Tim Pannell said. The latest Reefinator has been dubbed the H4 with the H designating that it’s a hydraulically operated machine and as such, there are no shear pins on the tines.

Rocks Gone founder Tim Pannell with the new Reefinator H4. Credit: Angie Roe Cally Dupe, Countryman, 23 Aug 2019 Four years after releasing his groundbreaking product the Reefinator, Rocks Gone owner Tim Pannell is readying to release an upgraded version. The WA company launched its first rock-crushing machine to free up crop and pasture potential […]

Rock crusher lets you grow more crop

Rocks Gone founder and former WA northern wheatbelt farmer, Tim Pannell, developed the Reefinator range. The Land, 29 Oct 2020 A primary ripper designed to help growers renovate difficult soils characterised by stratification, extreme hard pans, rocks or stumps is paying dividends across the nation’s agricultural areas. The Rocks Gone hydraulic Reefinator H4 was developed […]

Mighty new Reefinator unleashed on the world

With its new design the H4 Reefinator can pulverise harder rocks like basalt and it works to a depth of 450 mm. Paul Titus, Australian Agcontractor & Large Scale Farmer, Sept/Oct 2019 Issue 114 p. 61 Those in the know might have been wondering how Tim Pannell could possibly improve the Reefinator, while those who […]

Rock on: Reefinator aids paddock transformation

John and Shane Rathjen with a hunk of limestone rock, one of the few of its size left in the paddock at Cambrai after being reefinated. A HEALTHY barley crop is standing on a previously non-arable paddock near Cambrai thanks to a bold management decision by Millendella father and son John and Shane Rathjen. The paddocks were littered with limestone rock, some patches worse than others, which caused major headaches in their initial seeding and ploughing attempts. After a couple of years of frustration and not being able to crop the new block, the Rathjens opted to try a Reefinator - a sled with hardened tines mounted in front of a cylindrical ribbed roller that is pulled behind a tractor and designed to rip and shatter surface rock. "We had seen the Reefinator on the internet, went to a field day and spoke to a couple of guys - one who makes them over in WA and another who said we wouldn't look back," Shane said. "It has turned land into productive land because we wouldn't have been able to sow it otherwise. "If you have a wind on the harder ground, the crop blows over, whereas on this, the reefinating has allowed the root systems to go downwards and create a stronger network."

John and Shane Rathjen with a hunk of limestone rock, one of the few of its size left in the paddock at Cambrai after being reefinated. Quinton McCallum, Stock Journal, 8 Nov 2020 A HEALTHY barley crop is standing on a previously non-arable paddock near Cambrai thanks to a bold management decision by Millendella father […]

Reefinator increases crop yield on previously unproductive land

Reefinator increases crop yield on previously unproductive land "There’s nothing on the market to compare with this machine" FRUSTRATED with looking at ground that’s useless for farming because of rocks, hard pans, stumps or soil stratification? Meet the new Reefinator H4, a machine capable of transforming un-arable land into crop seedbed. Manufactured at Manjimup, in Western Australia, the Reefinator’s worth lies in its potential to increase crop yield on previously unproductive land, create soil depth, improve water retention, reduce machine wear and downtime, improve pasture growth and so lift livestock carrying capacity. That all adds up to higher land values in dollar terms. The Reefinator was designed, built and refined by Tim Pannell, who farmed at Yuna for more than 30 years before starting a contracting business using a rotary rock crusher to improve farming land throughout WA. That experience sparked the development of his own concept, the Reefinator, now produced by Tim’s company, Rocks Gone, and marketed exclusively in South Australia and Victoria by WSB Distributors.

“There’s nothing on the market to compare with this machine” Colin Taylor, Crop Gear, Aug 2020 FRUSTRATED with looking at ground that’s useless for farming because of rocks, hard pans, stumps or soil stratification? Meet the new Reefinator H4, a machine capable of transforming un-arable land into crop seedbed. Manufactured at Manjimup, in Western Australia, […]

Rocks Gone Reefinator turns unusable rocky land into profitable crops

Rocks Gone Reefinator turns unusable rocky land into profitable crops As a third-generation farmer from Chapman Valley WA, Rocks Gone founder and inventor Tim Pannell knew all too well the problems that rocky land poses for farmers The hydraulic Reefinator H4 can crush rock layers while it deep rips and prepares once useless ground for crop growing with access to deeper soil moisture and nutrients When Rocks Gone debuted its Reefinator rock crusher in 2015 it was an instant hit with Western Australian farmers looking to renovate rock-encrusted land that could not be used for cropping. “Farmers now have the very real option of increasing soil depth, which has a range of agronomic benefits including greater water and nutrient holding capacity, and greater rooting depth which also then helps with crop and pasture resilience in times of crop stress,” Tim Pannell said. The latest Reefinator has been dubbed the H4 with the H designating that it’s a hydraulically operated machine and as such, there are no shear pins on the tines.

As a third-generation farmer from Chapman Valley WA, Rocks Gone founder and inventor Tim Pannell knew all too well the problems that rocky land poses for farmers Ben Alcott, AFDJ, 30 0ct 2020 The hydraulic Reefinator H4 can crush rock layers while it deep rips and prepares once useless ground for crop growing with access […]