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The durability and adaptability of front loader implements is top of the agenda for manual handling solutions company, Quicke, and they launched of a number of new implements at this year’s LAMMA event.
In response to customer feedback, the new products are expertly designed to bring maximum value to the end user, and new ranges include new ‘Big Bag Lifters’, the ‘Powergrab BOH’ and the ‘Silocut SGII’, plus another exciting new loader launch coming soon.
LH Agro UK Ltd has used the LAMMA show to launch a contract hire scheme aimed at making a selection of Topcon precision farming equipment more affordable – an arrangement which the company believes is unique within the UK arable sector.
The capital cost of precision farming technologies such as GPS/RTK guidance systems, autosteer facilities and crop canopy sensors has, until now, prevented many arable businesses from investing in technologies which could make the way they produce crops more efficient and cost effective.
Landquip have widened the choice of Fastrac sprayer options by launching a Forward Control JCB 4220 Fastrac.
Working with JCB dealer A M Phillip, Landquip will be offering the Forward Control with a 3500, 4000 and 4500 litre tank which can now be fitted due to the forward mounted cab and the resulting longer platform, achieving equal weight distribution when fully laden. Up to 44 metre, narrow fold, tri-fold booms can be specified giving only 2.6 metre transport width.
Strip tillage specialists Mzuri introduced their new 2-year warranty and low disturbance coulter system for the Pro-Til range at LAMMA. Visitors to the Mzuri stand G39 were able to see the Pro-Til three and four metre models with the new coulters and the Rezult, the company’s straw rake for stale seedbed management.
The new low disturbance coulter system is available in single and dual row versions which can be specified for new machines this season, as well as retrofitted to older models. The new coulter design delivers improved seeding depth accuracy at less soil disturbance. As only the points come into contact with the soil, metal wear and tear is considerably reduced, resulting in lower running costs. Furthermore, tungsten upgrades are available to extend the point longevity even further. The legs feature an integral seed distribution unit complete with a vent to regulate air pressure which awards a more precise seed placement. Not only are they more cost-effective, the new coulters are much quicker to service as just the points (the only wearing part) need to be replaced.
With the takeover of the plough factory from Vogel & Noot, Amazone has further expanded its range of ploughs. The new Cayros mounted reversible ploughs, in their green-orange colour, were shown for the first time at the LAMMA.
In this way, Amazone has now brought – in addition to the existing Cayron series – five further models of mounted reversible plough in different sizes and designs into its programme. The smallest Cayros M series includes three to four furrow ploughs for tractors up to 120 HP. Cayros M ploughs feature a beam clearance of 78 cm and interbody clearances of 95 and 102 cm. The beam measures 120 x 100 x 8 mm and features a turnover shaft diameter of 80 mm on models with stepless furrow width adjustment and, for the hydraulic stone release ploughs, an increase to 90 mm.
LAMMA 2017 saw see the introduction of Weaving Machinery’s new CropChop – a knife roller designed to bruise and crush plants, when drilling through dense cover crops and standing crop residues.
The Weaving CropChop consists of two 380mm Ø rollers fitted with staggered hard wearing boron steel blades, which bruises and conditions crop residues speeding up decomposition. A staggered configuration of the blades provides minimal movement of soil and weed seeds complementing direct drilling systems. The double row roller provides twice the chopping action which is particularly advantageous when used in dense, tall, thick and woody crops.
SULKY UK used its presence at LAMMA 2017 to rollout its new self-winding covers for its X40+ and X50+ fertiliser spreaders.
First shown at CropTec 2016, visitors to Sulky’s stand at LAMMA will be able to see the new rolling action cover fitted to its flagship X50+ spreader. The new cover is available as an option on all new X40+ and X50+ spreaders and can be retro-fitted to existing models.
New Holland used its presence at LAMMA 2017 to launch its latest baling products, including the new BigBaler 1290 Plus and Roll Baler 125 to UK farmers. A new sensor for the FR Forage Cruiser was also unveiled.
The BigBaler 1290 Plus is New Holland’s new flagship square baler, packed with best-in-class features including IntelliCruiseTM technology for tractor ground speed regulation, and SmartFillTM feed flow indicators for even bale formation.
Increased power and performance, a new cab providing class-leading levels of comfort and all-round visibility, and a fully hydrostatic steering system – a ‘first’ for a high-speed tractor – are among the key features of the new JCB Fastrac 8290 and 8330 that make their public debut at LAMMA 2017 tomorrow.
The new tractors represent a significant step up in performance with heavy draft equipment, demanding pto-driven implements and heavy trailers, tankers and spreaders, with the 8330 clearly being the most productive Fastrac ever built.
Game of Krones – featuring as its focal point a metal ‘throne’ fabricated in Dublin entirely from Krone machinery parts and components – will be just one of the attractions the public may expect to enjoy when visiting the Farmhand stand at the forthcoming FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown.
Brainchild of their marketing manager, Stephen Scrivener, the aptly named Game of Krones throne took a Farmhand fabricator hundreds of parts and many painstaking hours to complete. Apart from attracting interest amongst visitors, its purpose is designed to highlight the long-standing relationship that exists between the German manufacturer and its Irish distributor and to emphasise the importance that both place on the parts and components side of their operations.
The new mounted Maestro from HORSCH is the ideal drill for farming operations that desire the precision of the Maestro but do not need capacity of its trailed CC and SW stablemates. The Maestro range features pneumatic single grain technology, developed in-house by Horsch, to offer speed and precision control allowing the Maestro to be used for maize, soy, sunflowers, sugarbeet and rapeseed at high speed.
Available in either 8-row with 70cm, 75cm and 80cm row spacing or 12-row configurations with 45cm or 50cm spacing, each row has a 70 litre seed hopper feeding its own seed metering device. A 300kg coulter pressure, which can be adjusted on the move from the screen in the cab, enables effective operation at around 12km/h.