Hi-Spec Engineering has added the option of new weigh cell and application rate monitoring systems for the Xcel 1250 manure spreader, which will enable users to follow best practice and advice provided in RB209 when spreading solid manure, especially when working within an NVZ.
The XCEL 1250 is unique in that it uses a rotary chain and flail system to achieve a good break up of material, which is then spread using a pair of spinning discs. The XCEL 1250 spreader has a solids capacity of 12 tonnes, with a loading height of just 2.5 metres.
Flexible crop cutting for Krone’s BiG Pack balers is now available following the introduction of the company’s VariCut (VC) cutting system to its range of large square balers.
Originally developed for the BiG Pack 1270 and BiG Pack 1290 HDP, the VariCut (VC) features 51 knives mounted in a cassette and can be used in standard combinations of 51/26/25/12/5 or 0, with 51 knives producing a nominal chop length of 22mm.
Farmers and contractors visiting Grassland and Muck between the 24th and 25th May at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire will have the opportunity to see Kubota’s agricultural tractors working with the company’s recently launched range of implements for the first time at a UK working event.
Kubota’s Agricultural range of grassland implements, manufactured and distributed by Kverneland Group, have been chosen specifically to compliment the size and power rating of the MGX-III, M5001 and M7001 tractors. The range includes a selection of disc mowers, rakes, tedders, flail choppers, fertiliser spreaders, round balers and wrappers.
There are only a few days left until the Grassland and Muck Event, and preparations are up and running by APV, who invite you to visit their stand 515.
They will give you expert advice on all your required applications and advise you on the right implements.
You will be able to get information about their Single Broadcasters, Twin Disc Pelleters, Seeders, Harrows or Grassland Pro Harrows. – The company say they have the answer for all farmers requirements!
New in the Range is their Multi Metering Seeder which is a unit to convert into another one for different applications.
Whilst not strictly machinery news, friend of our site Kelvin Cave Ltd have told us about a new forage preservative that has been launched for this haymaking season, which will maintain the nutritional and hygienic quality of baled haylage and high moisture hay.
BaleSafe is designed to improve forage quality in any conditions, it particularly comes into its own in a catchy weather season.
Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has introduced innovative drone technology to help enhance the company’s recovery efforts even further to locate stolen plant machinery. It is believed that AMI Group is one of the first tracking companies in the UK to introduce the concept of drone technology to help aid the safe recovery of stolen assets.
Peter Stockton, Operations Director of AMI Group said: “There has been a spate of thefts recently where our tracking devices have pinpointed stolen plant machinery on dangerous sites. These can potentially be volatile situations and the Police often need additional verification or evidence before they can enter a site to recover the equipment, so the use of drones allows us to take footage of stolen construction equipment hidden in obscure locations and also to survey the surrounding area.
Northern Irish based manufacturer Quad-X showcased their latest innovations in ATV machinery at the Balmoral Show in Co Antrim, which took place on 10th-13th May. This included a new model in their mower range as well as their eye catching commercial spec dump trailer and 5ft ATV Power Shredder mower. With over 100+ ATV attachments made by the firm in Ballymena, they have something on offer to make your jobs around the farm, yard or garden easier for pretty much everyone.
Quad-X exhibited their latest addition to their range of mowers to tackle overgrown areas that would traditionally be tidied up using a strimmer. Working closely with customers, Quad-X set out to develop a machine that could take the back ache out of keeping these awkward areas tidy. This new invention has been developed for use under fences and electric fencers, under solar panels, along laneways and verges. Designed to fit on any ATV this novel machine allows the user to keep at a safe distance from any debris and clippings, getting the job done from the seat of their ATV.
Farmers will get their first look at New Holland’s recently launched T5 Utility tractor range alongside its latest round and square baler models at Grassland and Muck on 24 – 25 May 2017.
New Holland has added a further five models to its T5 range of tractors to complete the mid-range tractor line up. The latest Utility models offer between 75 and 114 hp and continue the heritage of New Holland’s well-regarded T5000 series – 24×24 Dual Command transmission, capable performance and compact size, and all at a competitive price.
Farmers are increasingly focusing on making the most of their grassland in a bid to boost margins, and a day at the Grassland & Muck Event will help them do just that. With over 250 exhibitors, working machinery demonstrations, and plenty of expert advice, it is sure to benefit every farm business.
The event, partnered by Yara, only takes place every three years and offers a unique opportunity to gather the latest information and solutions to maximise productivity and returns. Here are five top reasons not to miss the 2017 event:
A Cornish dealership is encouraging students into the Land-based engineering industry by offering a £1500 scholarship.
Vincent Tractors is working in partnership with Duchy College to offer one local student an amazing entry route into the land-based engineering sector. The successful applicant will receive a work placement at Vincent Tractors as well as £1500 to go towards tools, laptop, college travel support and training for their Duchy College Land-based technical diploma.
Vincent Tractors, presented a cheque for £2,000.00 to Cornwall Motor Neurone Disease. Now in its 51st year in business, Vincent Tractors serves the agricultural, construction and groundcare communities throughout Cornwall from its central location in Fraddon.
Farmers and contractors who visit the OPICO stand, [working plot 121], at the Grassland and Muck Event will be able to see in action: the new 6.3m HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator, an OPICO Sward Lifter, and two Strautmann forage wagons. Farmers will also have the chance to win a 10 acre reseed by bringing a sample of fresh grass for analysis. Plus there will be free advice available on soil management, and a Strautmann diet feeder – a 2401 Double Verti-Mix – will be on display.
On the grass plot, the newly launched 6.3m HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator will be shown over-seeding the existing ley to boost its productivity; the Sward-lifter’s ability to remove soil compaction will be demonstrated and advice on soil management given by soil advisory company Sustainable Soil Management (SSM). Two Strautmann forage wagons: the Super Vitesse and Giga Vitesse will also be demonstrated.