German farm machinery manufacturer Fliegl is showcasing a variety of new products specifically designed for UK farmers at LAMMA 2016.
Along with three new trailers for grain, root crops and other vegetables, the company will also launch a new woodchip blower targeted at the renewable energy sector.
All the models will be manufactured at Fliegl’s UK headquarters and factory in Lincolnshire, which opened in August.
TKM Grain Tipping Trailer
The Fliegl UK TKM grain tipper trailer has a capacity of 22.5m3 which can be increased to 38m3 if optional silage kits are fitted.
The trailer body weighs in at 5,100kg and is 6.6m long, 1.45m high and 2.5m wide. It can carry up to 16,000kg of grain, giving it a total weight (including chassis) of 23,000kg.
The tipper trailer is longer and lower than its European counterparts – therefore avoiding damage to crops when loading.
Both trailers have tandem axels and feature a strong and stable chassis complemented by a tough and lightweight body.
Their smooth, trough shaped design help to reduce overall weight and further increase load volume.
They are fitted with spring drawbars and come with 560×60/22.5 tyres as standard, together with a large hydraulic rear gate and a parabolic suspension that offers superior handling even on rough terrain.
Other features include an inspection ladder, LED lights and an anti lock braking system that combines hydraulic and pneumatic brakes.
Flat Bed Vegetable Trailer
Working closely with professional market garden farmers, Fliegl has also developed a flat-bed vegetable trailer. The curtain-sided trailer – which is currently in the prototype stage – will be 7.5m long, large enough for 12 to 14 pallets.
Jose Viedma, Fliegl’s commercial director for the UK, said: “Fliegl trailers use the very latest German technology but in this case we have given it a British touch – offering innovation rather than imitation.
“It is important for us not to just copy what we do elsewhere in Europe but to provide efficient and effective solutions that are specific to the UK, helping farmers to improve productivity and reduce costs.
“An important feature of all our trailers is their versatility. They can be used for a variety of purposes ensuring the farmer has an investment that can be used all year round.”
TORNADO 5000 WOODCHIP BLOWER
With increased interest in biomass boilers among UK farmers, Fliegl has developed the Tornado 5000, a woodchip blower for its patented push off trailers.
The attachment can deliver up to 30 cubic meters of woodchip in less than 15 minutes and the dosing quantity can be adjusted using a mobile console at the rear of the trailer.
Optimal performance can be achieved via PTO, although the blower can also be driven by an 18.5kW electric motor. Its plastic hose can be extended should the storage location be difficult to access, available by the metre and easily connected via quick coupling
Mr Viedma said: “Many more farmers are commercially drying woodchip – storing it over the summer months to deliver it to end users as required over the winter.
“The Tornado 5000 offers an efficient solution – filling warehouses or storage units effortlessly and in the shortest time possible with no problems. Even those, for example, where the roof is too low for a conventional tipping trailer. There are no such issues with the Tornado 5000.”
With a capacity of 22m3, the trailer can carry up to 15,000kg of crops, giving it a total weight of 22,000kg. The body weighs 5,350kg, is 1.15m high, 2.5m wide and 7.5m long. An extension board can be attached on three sides to increase the volume at busier times of year.