Lightweight – Low energy consumption – Gentle on forage – Gentle on the floor – Powerful

After the conversion of his 40 ha farm to organic farming, Max Bannaski dealt intensively with the above mentioned keywords. He did not want to give in to the general trend in agriculture with heavier, larger and more energy-intensive machines. He felt this way was not right for him and decided to go exactly against the trend: He exchanged his large tractors for smaller and much lighter machines. The condition for this was not to lose power, instead he wanted to increase it. However, this was not possible with the grassland equipment available on the agricultural machinery market in the way Max Bannaski had in mind. His ambition and clear ideas were the basis for the development of machines for the sustainable cultivation of grassland according to the motto:

With minimum energy input to maximum ecological and economic efficiency.


BB – Umwelttechnik is a young company which was founded as a result of the demand for machines which the founder Max Bannaski originally designed only for his own agricultural business.

Because the agricultural machinery industry had nothing suitable to offer, Max Bannaski, mechanical master and farmer, designed and built his first machine, at that time a bale wrapper, as early as 2005. When at some point on the farm the investment of a hay rake was required, the time had come again. No manufacturer was able to meet the requirements (front rake, low dead weight, approx. 5 metres working width, easy to pull and gentle on forage). Fascinated by the principle of the old comb rake, which was widely used in the 1950s, he designed his first rake. This rake is still in use on the farm for harvesting to this day.

The system found favour, the surroundings were curious and so it did not take long until the first concrete inquiry for the construction of such a rake, then already with eight metres working width, was made.

After the comb rake, Max Bannaski turned his attention to mowers. Double blade mowers offered him enormous advantages: Low own weight, gentle on forage, power requirement approx. 25% of a rotary mower, absolutely amphibian and insect friendly, significantly better growth behaviour after mowing and high performance. So the step was not far to construct a well thought-out and functional double blade mower.

Right from the start, he used a modular system for both comb rakes and double blade mowers, which allows components to be easily exchanged or machines to be expanded. In the meantime, there is a wide product range which is constantly being expanded.