A new range of shear grabs fitted with special Hardox tines that are maintenance free have been launched by SlurryKat in Northern Ireland.
Based in County Armagh, SlurryKat has been a major player in the shear grab market for the past two years and is now further enhancing its models with the new Hardox tines.
SlurryKat’s first grabs brought a new dimension to the market with innovative design features that made them the widest opening grab on the market.
25 years after Agriweld launched the Original Quickshift was designed and launched, the range continues to develop with the addition of our NEW most simple, pared back model to date – THE BASIC QUICKSHIFT – competitively priced at £895.00
If all you require is to move your 3 point linkage and trailed equipment safely, conveniently and confidently without the necessity for additional attachments/options then the BASIC QUICKSHIFT is the model for you.
A farmer from Northern Ireland says his working day has been transformed by Michelin’s new AxioBib 2 tractor tyres – after becoming the first person in the country to fit a set.
Richard Lyons – who farms hens for free-range eggs alongside 180 acres of wheat and barley with his father on their 250-acre farm near Bushmills, County Antrim – specified AxioBib 2 Very High Flexion (VF) 540/65 R30 front and VF 650/65 R42 rear tyres for his 2017 John Deere 6155R Ultimate Edition tractor.
Pointing to the tyres all-round performance, especially in wet conditions, Lyons said: “Tractors are getting heavier, so there’s a growing need for tyres to handle substantial loads while protecting the land. These AxioBib 2s are designed to do both. Running at low pressure creates a larger footprint and spreads the load out, preventing damage like soil compaction.
The ability to operate a ZA-V, or ZA-TS, fertiliser spreader mounted up front is a very interesting option, particularly for those users who are looking to spread two different types of fertiliser in one pass. As oppose to spreading blended fertilisers through just one fertiliser spreader, this option offers the opportunity to set up each spreader optimally to the properties of the relevant fertiliser and thus to achieve the perfect lateral distribution for both fertilisers. Now, for the first time, Amazone introduces this possibility of twin fertiliser utilisation.
When a mounted spreader is fitted to the front of a tractor, the spreading unit is then not directed to the rear, but to the front. This means, that when operating the spreader, one has to think of everything as a mirror image. To relieve the operator of having to think like this, Amazone has developed in-house software for the front mounting of spreaders where the spreading functions are displayed in reverse.
Krone is celebrating 40 years of round baler production with its standard range of Comprima round balers receiving a number of upgrades.
A modern fresh look has been achieved using a new design of cover and panel as well as a new robust lighting system, including LED work lights, for giving better visibility. Comprima balers are available as a single or tandem axle with a choice of brakes and tyres and all models are ISOBus compatible.
Case IH has announced its collaboration with Microsoft on an advanced project leveraging mixed reality in an Industry 4.0 perspective, to bring its best maintenance experts instantly to any customer or dealer workshop across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The partnership’s goal is to offer the best customer service by reducing downtime and improving efficiency. Case IH is testing Microsoft HoloLens in Austria to streamline maintenance operations, and will use them for training in its own facilities as well. Thanks to real time holographic interactions, it is possible to empower customers, enable hands-free operation and smarter conversations, deliver accurate, qualified diagnostics and improve productivity.
Microsoft HoloLens goes beyond ‘Augmented Reality’ into ‘Mixed Reality’, displaying holograms in the user’s field of vision with a mapping of the environment, allowing the user to place holograms in the real world, and move them as desired or needed while respecting the physics of the environment around the headset.
In a major boost to its aftersales operations, Massey Ferguson has launched a new 24/7 customer support helpline for Service-related issues together with a new dedicated Parts and Service website.
“Underlining our total customer focus, we have developed these new initiatives to further enhance the customer experience with Massey Ferguson, strengthen our communications and contact with farmers and complement the services already provided by our extensive MF Dealer network,” says Jason Day, Massey Ferguson Technical Assistance Manager, UK and Ireland.
Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have shown that the agriculture industry is the most dangerous industry in the UK. With 27 fatal injuries last year alone, you are 18 times more likely to die at work in the farming sector than the overall UK industry rate.
Nearly a quarter (23%) of fatal injuries occurred as a result of being struck by a moving vehicle. In the last decade, 36 vehicle related fatalities in the agricultural industry have occurred as the result of the operator being run over by their own vehicle or attached equipment. This highlights the very real danger of handling agricultural vehicles, machinery, and related equipment. With the UK’s European exit looming ever closer, now could be the time for UK legislation to change to address this issue, and perhaps take inspiration from our Irish neighbours.
Atkins Farm Machinery, who are the Irish importers for the Bredal range of trailed fertilizer spreaders, has taken action to ensure that their trailered units come with additional safety features to avoid vehicle related incidents occurring during and after operation.
JCB Agriculture launched a bigger capacity, more productive telescopic wheeled loader at the Agritechnica machinery and technology show.
Building upon the success of the 3.2 tonne lift capacity TM320 and TM320S, the new TM420 brings 32% more load lifting ability at 4100kg and 200mm of additional lift height at 5.4 metres to more easily load high-sided diet feeders and storage bins.
Väderstad’s new BreakMix point specifically deals with compaction down to 30cm in heavier soils while also providing intensive mixing of the top soil. It will be available for all the company’s tine cultivators from May 2018.
The BreakMix point is intended for primary or secondary cultivations and adds versatility, lowers input cost and most importantly improves the agronomical working results for the farmer. The point is reinforced with tungsten to extend its working life.
“Since bacteria and fungi are most active in the topsoil, it is essential to mix residues in the top 10cm of soil for a faster decomposition,” says Vaderstad marketing manager Andy Gamble. “By not mixing at depth, BreakMix avoids pulling up clods to the surface.”
Sponsored for the first time by John Deere, the NAAC Contractor 2017 at the East of England Showground on Thursday 14th December is the UK’s only national event for the professional land-based contractor.
This combined conference and exhibition will address the important role that contractors play and examine how they may need to adapt to the changing needs of the farming industry post-Brexit. As well as an exhibition of contractor specific machinery and services, the day will feature high profile speakers at a morning conference, with additional transport-focused discussion and debate in the afternoon.
The new Vaderstad Tempo L 18 precision drill will be available with row spacing down to 500mm, making it ideal for planting crops such as oilseed rape and sugar beet. It has 18 row units and is available with 500mm or 508mm row spacing.
Tempo L 18 can be adjusted down from 18 to 12 rows units and when in the 12 row configuration the spacing can be set between 700-800mm. This makes it ideal for crops such as maize, and sunflower.
The Tempo L 18 will be in production from June 2018.