New machinery, equipment and innovative products are always a big draw at the Grassland & Muck Event, and this year promises plenty of exclusive new launches.
With more than £20m of machinery and equipment on display and in working demonstrations, there will be something to delight every visitor, from new tractors and muck spreaders to grass measuring equipment and forage harvesters. Visitors will also be able to compare new grass varieties growing side-by-side, examine time-saving silage sheeting and check out near infra-red forage analysis technology.
At the Grassland and Muck Event, OPICO will be launching a 6.3m hydraulic folding version of its HE-VA Sward Rejuvenator. Designed for overseeding grassland, but also suitable for the reseeding of cultivated ground, this new wider machine, coupled with an Air 16 seeder, enables higher work rates to be achieved.
As with the original 3m model, the new 6.3m Sward Rejuvenator consists of an aggressive Shattaboard with slicing plates, followed by two rows of heavy duty harrow tines, and a heavy 600mm diameter Prisma roller. The slicing plates and harrow tines break up and level the soil surface in front of the grass seed outlets, and the soil is then firmed behind by the Prisma roller.
Efficient re-seeding of grass with the APV GS 600 M1
The APV Grassland Harrow GS 600 M1 is generally used in areas where intense grassland tillage is necessary.
Whilst the two strong front row tines entanglements and weeds are torn out, the thinner tines in the back rows separate the torn out weed from the soil and works the sown seeds in the ground.
Efficient grassland cultivation
The APV Grassland Pro Harrow GP 300 M1 is an ideal machine for grassland maintenance, seeding and re-seeding of grass. Because of the unique combination of 12 mm tines and with its 8 mm tines the grass sward is worked up to the optimum.
This year’s Grassland & Muck Event – being held May 24th and 25th at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – will see the UK launch of the all-new JCB 419S Agri high-performance wheeled loader and the working debut of new Fastrac tractors and Loadall telescopic handlers, as well as the TM320S Agri telescopic wheeled loader in its latest form.
The new JCB 419S Agri replaces the current 418S Agri with increased power and torque from its 6.7-litre Cummins six-cylinder engine. Peak power is increased 5% to 136kW (183hp) and the engine now meets latest emissions rules using only an AdBlue injecting SCR system and DOC – no particulates filter is needed.
Case IH and Väderstad has helped smash the world record for the area of maize planted in 24 hours, using a Magnum 380 CVX tractor with a 16-row Väderstad Tempo L planter to cover 502.05 hectares, breaking the previous record of 448.29 hectares. Working in two fields on a farm in western Hungary, the combination was used to apply not just seed, but also fertiliser and insecticide.
Planting at 30in (76.2cm) row spacings, the combination covered 12.19m in each run, with Case IH AccuGuide auto-steering used to deliver straight and accurate passes at working speeds up to 24kph, and 2.0cm pass-to-pass accuracy provided by Case IH’s exclusive RTK+ correction signal network, which covers most of Europe – including all of Hungary – via more than 1,000 RTK stations. The ISOBUS task controller in the Case IH AFS Pro 700 terminal enabled individual management of each of the 16 row units on the planter, to ensure precise switch-on/off at the headland.
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Cereals Event (14-15 June) with visitors able to save by booking in advance.
As this is the event’s 40th anniversary, it promises to be a celebration of all things arable, bringing together nearly 500 exhibitors to showcase the latest machinery, crop and business developments.
As in past years, represented on the CLAAS stand at this year’s Grassland & Muck event will be models from throughout the CLAAS Green Harvest and tractor range, with machinery suitable for everyone, from those just looking to mow 30 acres to those harvesting 1,000’s of acres.
Maximising home grown forage and keeping harvesting costs to a minimum are key to helping reduce production costs. Right across the Green Harvest range, unique CLAAS technology such as the MAX CUT disc bed, the MAX SPREAD angled tedder tine and DYNAMIC POWER on the JAGUAR forager range, is leading the way in enabling greater efficiency, higher productivity and most importantly lower running costs.
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McCormick tractor distributor AgriArgo has come up with the ideal machine for hard-pressed dairy farmers needing a reliable power unit for the daily cleaning-up routine – the 74hp X4.35M.
Likely to be available for less than £17,950 on-farm in two-wheel drive form and £19,950 with four-wheel drive, the tractor is from the new McCormick X4M Series introduced by Argo Tractors, so it benefits from the manufacturer’s latest transmission, axle and hydraulics.
Monosem’s ‘Monoshox’ coulter damping system enables its planters to drill maize and a range of crops at speed, maintaining accurate depth and spacing while still achieving excellent seed to soil contact.
The system uses an automotive style shock absorber to supplement the metal bushed, parallelogram linkage and twin springs currently used to protect the coulter against shocks.
Exhibiting its new forage equipment as well as offering professional advice on how to produce cost-effective quality forage is the main focus for Krone UK at Grassland 2017.
As an industry leader in forage and hay harvesting equipment, Krone UK prides itself in manufacturing innovative machinery to ensure production of the best possible forage, backed up by dedicated support and service personel.
Mr Dave Morgan Assistant Producer of Top Gear made contact with Bunning a short time ago asking if they would be interested in taking part in an episode of Top Gear with one of our Bunning manure spreaders.
The answer was of course yes!
The timing couldn’t have been better as they had a Bunning Lowlander Widebody 380HD being prepared for export.
The shipping was cancelled and they finished assembly ready for the test that lay before them.
The 380HD is their Flagship machine, built in the UK and shortly to be built in the USA as well.
It weighs in at 32,000Lbs (14,500Kgs) with a carrying capacity of 88,000Lbs (40,000Kgs).
It’s tri-axle with 105,000Lbs (48,000Kgs) suspension. The augers are made from heat treated Boron and exclusive to Bunning.
Here is what happened when Top Gear got Hold of it!