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Grassland & Muck
Accuracy the watchword for seed and slurry
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All round performer
The new Vredo overseeder.
JC Machinery is showcasing Vredo’s newly-revamped Vredo overseeder range and its new VT4556 slurry Trac at the event. Improvements begin with the lid and rear of the seed hopper, which both now have sleeker, rounder shapes. The curved edges encourage the funnelling of seed towards the cam wheel, providing even greater accuracy thanks to the more reliable seed flow. Lid chains have been replaced by cleverly-placed gas springs, allowing the lid to close simply and smoothly, making the machine safer when filling the hopper. LED lights and a new-look stripe complete the visual effect, but functionality has also been a priority in the upgrading process. There’s now the option of a seed grille to protect the agitator shaft while also serving as a sieve to separate straw and any other small pieces of debris from the seed. The gearbox, which is also used to set the seed rate, has a new spindle adjustment, making the calibration of the seeder much easier, while improving on the already impressive
accuracy, says JC Machinery. The company says that Vredo leads the field with its new self-propelled VT4556 slurry Trac. Recent improvements make it one of the most intuitive machines on the market, it says. Every aspect of the Trac is said to have been analysed and improved upon, starting with the engine. The machine now boasts significantly more power and a lower fuel consumption, thanks to the new Scania 12-litre 6-cylinder engine. The 450hp engine provides 14 per cent more torque at 18 per cent fewer rpm than the previous model. The addition of a new Danfoss electronic-controlleddrive hydraulic system as well as cruise control and load-sensing distribution is further optimised by placing the cab and fuel tanks further towards the front. This means, with the slurry injector in lift, the weight distribution on the front and rear axles is exactly 50:50, whether the slurry tank is full or empty. Vredo has also introduced NIR (near infrared) sensor technology on the slurry system. During slurry loading or spreading, N, P and K can be analysed on-the-go. This allows the rate to be adjusted so that the correct amount of nutrients is always being applied, with the dosage being registered on an SD memory card using a GPS system. Stand 619.
Time to net a good deal Tama is adding an extra 200m free of charge to every roll of its Tamanet 3,600m netwrap this year, making baling a more attractive prospect in 2017. To reinforce the promotion, the company will also be holding a competition at Grassland and Muck where visitors to its stand can win three of the extra-length Tamanet rolls.
The winner will be drawn at 4pm on the second day of the event, and the lucky winner will be notified within a week of the draw. Grassland and Muck is perfectly timed to allow the latest and greatest machinery to be seen in action, with the balers using Tamanet to ensure great-looking and long-lasting bales, weather permitting, Tama says. Stand 451.
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The maintenance-free intake system on KUHN’s fixed and variable chamber balers ensures even feed-in regardless of conditions. An active intake design allows higher forward speeds whilst avoiding the risk of crop damage and the drop floor facility helps avoid blockages. The system can be equipped with the OPTICUT® cutting device to suit conditions.
KUHN FARM MACHINERY’S new FB 3130 and FB 3135 round balers extend a range that includes options for fixed and variable chamber machines as well as baler-wrapper combinations. This latest fixed chamber model includes KUHN’S INTEGRAL ROTOR technology with the option of OPTIFEED without knives or OPTICUT with 14 or 23 knives, plus a drop floor facility. A 2.3 metre pick-up with automated control ensures this baler is capable of high work rates without compromising on the consistent shape and density of the bales. The FB 3130 and FB 3135 is also available with twine binding or a new net wrap device with stretch technology. Built for durability, the baler includes a new heavy duty driveline and strengthened bearings on the most loaded rollers. Additional options include a bale kicker, automatic chain lubrication system, hydraulic rotor disengagement and various tyre configurations.
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