Fertilizer spreaders, KUHN machines


PICHON offers a wide range of slurry tankers with capacities varying from 2,600 litres to 30,000 litres, built for professional use. Recessed tankers are offered to enable users to fit axle with big diameter wheels.

The total volume of the tanker is preserved, the loss volume created by the recess is always compensated either by the length or the diameter of the tankers.



Consistently seeking longevity, PICHON uses an industrial technology to the agricultural world: the integrated frame, the control of all the stages, from the design to the assembly, is guaranteed of quality and reliability.

Stability and weight

By its choices of engineering, PICHON reduces the weight of their tankers. The design of the integrated frame and gives a lower centre of gravity. The concept of the tankers TCI (Tankers with chassis integrated) is an unequalled proof of stability on the market, and thus makes the working conditions safer on the field and on the road.


For 45 years PICHON have analysed, advised and suggested the ideal solution as each customers needs requires a personalised solution.

Dairy practice


We all know milk comes from cows. Some of us even think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. All jokes aside, how does the milk get from cows to our table?

“That’s easy!” you say. “You squeeze the udder and milk comes out!” And while milk is released from the udder by a gentle squeezing motion, the days of pulling up a stool and breathing on your hands to warm them up before embarking on a tedious, yet rewarding task are long behind us.


These days, more efficient machines and sometimes robots provide relief to the hands of farmers around the country. Dairy farmers use different milking equipment depending on how many cows they milk, how many times a day they milk, the cost of machinery and their personal preference. It’s not just the equipment that has changed either; the way dairies are designed has also changed since the days when each farmer had just one cow.

On a dairy farm, the place where the milking magic happens is called a “parlor.” Milking parlors, like cows, come in all different shapes and sizes. Farmers put a lot of thought and effort into the design of this space, and it’s not so much about feng shui as it is about functionality.

Here are the four main designs of milking parlors used by dairy farmers.

1. Parallel

As the name suggests, cows stand parallel to each other in this design. So, if the cows are standing side to side, that only leaves one access point for the milker to reach the udder: the rear end! In parallel parlors, milking doesn’t begin until all cows are in their stalls, and they are all released from the parlor at one time.

2. Tandem

Tandem parlor designs are not all that dissimilar to tandem bikes, in that the cows stand nose-to-tail inside individual stalls. This gives the milker a side-on vantage point of the udder. Cows can be released one at a time, too, so if one cow is moving a little slowly, all her friends don’t have to wait for her to finish.

3. Herringbone

Herringbone parlors are the most common design used on dairy farms with smaller herds. The cattle stand at a 45-degree angle. This design offers the milker a different access point to the udder than the parallel or tandem designs, and also allows access for different types of equipment to be used.

4. Rotary

Rotary parlors are like carousel rides for dairy cows. The milking stalls are arranged in a large circle on a platform that rotates slowly. Cows can walk in, and depending on the size of the platform, finish milking by the time they’ve completed a lap or two. Rather than the milker having to walk around the parlor to attach the milking equipment to each udder, they can stay in one place and let the cows come to them!

Sometimes people think cows are milked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While a dairy operates 24/7, cows are milked two or three times every day, and it only takes about 7 to15 minutes each milking, depending on the cow and the system.

No matter which parlor design, rest assured the cow’s udder is always washed clean before the milking machine is attached. That wholesome, nutrient-rich milk is never touched by human hands, is tested multiple times for impurities, is safely pasteurized at a processor, and reaches you safe and cold within two days.

Silage Making machines

Product video for Cicoria square baler.

The Italian made Cicoria baler is known for its speed during operation and is one of the undisputed balers in the market today.

With a working rate of six bales per minute (proven), 360 bales per hour, Cicoria baler is one of the simplest baler in terms of construction yet high output with low tractor horsepower required.

Photo/Cicoria baler /courtesy

Bale density is easily adjustable in sideways, up and down. A strong knotter system is incorporated with a needle shear bolt that protects the needles from breakage should their be an obstacle inside the Bale chamber. Needle guards also protects the needles from stones and any other obstacle.

High inertial momentum generated by the bigger flywheel, a feature which allows fast and flowing harvest even with irregular windows.

Longer plunger stroke which exceeds other balers at 5cm longer, ensure sufficient compaction and baling.

Larger feed opening ensures more fodder into the Bale chamber thus more bales per hour.

Daily maintenance includes greasing the major points as the gearbox only requires oil once in a year.

Below is a video taken from farm capturing Cicoria baler in operation.

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Hay Baling machines

Inside A Cicoria Baler, important features. 

Cicoria balers
Cicoria baler in operation

The extremely robust range of cicoria rectangular balers has pick-up widths ranging from 1.4m to 1.6m and are specifically designed to suit the requirements of small farms with small horse power tractors, and mid sized farms requiring a high output at low baling cost per hectare. 

Common features on all models would be the high rate of work coupled with low cost and exceptional performance. The general transmission is by means of a helical gear reduction and a single oversized chains. To prevent overloading and damage to the gear reduction, plunger, forks, knotters, and needles, a friction PTO over run clutch and four safety bolts are fitted as standard protection. 

To reduce maintenance work and ensure trouble free long life of the transmission, automatic belt and chain idlers have been fitted. A counter weight crank and large diameter flywheel give greater working stability when the machine is running even at more than 90 strokes per minute. 

The extremely robust cold forged plunger runs on a series of 10 pre lubricated bearings and the flotation pick up is balanced by two springs and operated by a V-belt. 

The quality of of the straw or forage Bale remains constant, thanks to the wide range of fork settings. 

Product information 

Features of the cicoria baler are as follows :

Pick up width 1.6m

Plunger stroke per minute (88)

Large fly wheel for greater working stability. 

Bale weight from 15-50kg 

PTO power requirement 33Kw 

Hay Baling machines

The Unique Features In Italian Cicoria Balers

Cicoria baler during operation

Cicoria conventional square balers are well appreciated in more than 40 countries for their performance, reliability and easy maintenance.

So, what makes Cicoria balers stand out from other baling machines in the market today.

Heavy bales: Cicoria balers have a long plunger stroke which is 5cm longer than other machines, this feature creates high rate of compaction on any type of crop hence heavy bales.

High productivity : thanks to the wide feed opening that has been engineered to push high volume of straws in the bale chamber and a strong gearbox to withstand the heavy loads hence producing more bales per hour. To be precise, the working rate of Cicoria balers is six bales per minute.

Strong knotter system : Cicoria balers equipped with the most reliable knotting system for proved reliability, are strong and easy to maintain.

Smooth crop flow : With a pick up width of 1.6m, 4-rows of pick up tines, tine spacing of 82mm and an adjustable height control wheel.

Needle protection : Cicoria balers are equipped with needle shear bolt and flywheel shear bolt that protects the needle from breakage should there be an obstacle in the bale chamber, furthermore the piston breaks prevents it from harming the needle. Cicoria needles are not rigid and can be easily twisted in case there’s a bend, you don’t need to replace the needle with a new one every time.

Bale density adjustments : this is one feature that Cicoria balers owns that’s not found in any type of baler. The bale density can be adjusted both up,down and in both sides, a feature that makes Cicoria baler produce bales of high standards with no spaces inside.

Easy maintenance : A part from weekly greasing of knotter system and other moving parts, Cicoria baler is almost maintenance free as the gearbox requires oil filling once in every year.