10 April 1999

New Lines

Troughs provide perfect balance

DEEP troughs feature on the Howard power harrows range. Suitable for 170hp or 200hp tractors, the harrows are claimed to provide the ideal balance between rotor speed, power consumption and efficient tilth production.

Tri-ag, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18. Tel: 01953 605151.

Skys the limit for grain cleaner

THE new Sky-Vac grain cleaner from Opico is designed to fit all standard pto drive grain dryers. It removes trash, dust and fines from the working environment and improves grain cleaning for a quality sample. Cost is £1,975.

Opico, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9LG. Tel: 01778 421111.

Cultivator revels on sticky soils

DAMP and sticky conditions can be tackled with a new version of Flexi-coils front-mounted combination with a larger 546mm (21.5in) coil. Like the standard model, which is fitted with a 457mm (18in) coil star cleaners, the new machine has two rows of depth-adjustable straight spring tines, the front row of which are fitted with assisted springs. Priced from £4,250, it comes in 3m, 4m and 6m versions, but the larger coil can also be retrofitted to existing machines from £1,500.

Flexi-coil UK, The Airfield, Seaton Ross, York YO4 4NF. Tel: 01759 318775 continued over

Folding press makes transport easy

LEMKENS front-mounted press folds for transport and is designed for use with a plough or power harrow combination drill. Available in standard working widths of 4m to 6m, the press can be operated with either of the two wing sections raised when working with a plough or both sections lowered. In transport the sections secure vertically for forward visibility. Variopak 110 FEP K prices start at £7,500 for a 4m 400-70 press with 70cm rings.

Tri-ag, Suton, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18. Tel: 01953 605151.

Washer does a clean job

A SPRAYER wash-down kit from Knight Farm Machinery will help operators to clean sprayers in the field and comply with recent groundwater regulations. It consists of a dedicated 12v diaphragm pump, 20m hose reel and a lance with brush. Cost is £559 plus VAT.

Knight Farm Machinery, South Luffenham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8NF. Tel: 01780 722201.

Weighed on the move

FIVE weigh cells constantly monitor and adjust fertiliser output from Vicons RS-XL EDW twin disc machine. It means that traditional static calibration becomes a thing of the past for users of the EDW which constantly checks spreading flow rate based on the operators initial entry of application and target flow rates, and the initial shutter setting for the type of fertiliser being used. Prices start at £9,845 for the RS-XL EDW spreader which is available with 2,000-, 2,600- and 3,000-litre hoppers.

Vicon, Adderley Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3SG. Tel: 01630 653501