Lincolnshire firm Agricast has strengthened its association with Simba cultivators by offering bolt-on disc gangs for all types of the defunct maker’s disc harrows.
Apparently, many customers have been unable to repair old and worn-out gangs, so instead have decided to buy a new replacement when there was still plenty of life left in the original metal.
Although brand-new sets are offered, the firm can now collect the old gangs and take them back to the workshop for a full refurb. Once finished, the discs are returned to the customer.
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The company was at last month’s Cereals event to show visitors the potential cost savings of its refurb package.
On its stand was a monster set of 8mm-thick rear discs for a Simba 23C with a 30in diameter.
A completely new bolt-on unit would cost £1,500, but an equivalent Agricast refurb was about £500 for this gang, as it just required a new set of discs and a bearing upgrade.
Parts are still made with the same workshop machines used back in the 1980s, when Agricast supplied Simba with cultivator components.