A contractor and the Unimog U 529: plant protection is their business.
Andreas Bollwerk's contractor business has a staff of 14. "Here in the region, the services we offer are our unique selling point." He took over the business from his father, Klemens, who founded it in 1974. Recently Bollwerk bought a third Unimog, a Unimog U 529 (286 hp).
The body-mounted sprayer from Agrio makes the Unimog an "unbeatable implement", says Andreas Bollwerk. He only employs one specialist in his company who concentrates solely on analysing soil and plants, and the required plant protection. His company also takes on fertilisation jobs. This requires skill – and of course experience.
Without the Unimog, we wouldn't be able to work as efficiently or as cost-effectively.
Andreas Bollwerk, Managing Director, Bollwerk GmbH
The contractor business, Bollwerk, is responsible for some 3000 hectares of land around Bocholt in the west of the Münsterland region. A sprayer towed by a tractor is also used. "However, the tractor is no match when we have to cover distances of up to 25 km to reach a destination," says Andreas Bollwerk. "We certainly wouldn't want to do without the speed and reliability of the Unimog."