Revamped ProDig silage forks get longer tines and stronger build

New ProDig high-capacity silage forks for wheeled loaders are reckoned to be tougher and more durable than their predecessors, with new features and components incorporated into the design.

Available in widths from 3.6m to 5.5m, the Taurus and Mammoth forks weigh from 1.5t to 2.2t, fold to a transport width of 2.9m and can be fitted with an optional tine safety guard.

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Wing sections fold on larger-diameter 80x496mm greaseable pins using hydraulic rams attached by double-clevis to 40mm pins set in 40x50mm bushes, and the locking mechanism that holds them in position, in addition to hydraulic pressure, is now adjustable.

Double pilot check valves prevent wing “creep” in work and sections dropping from the transport position in the event of hydraulic hose failure.

Increased capacity comes from fitting longer 1.82m tines as standard – up from 1.52m – and 2.09m tines are available for the largest loaders.

In addition, there is a choice of tine spacing and an optional bolt-on maize blade with the Taurus forks.

Loader with folded silage forks

All the ProDig forks – including the new 5.5m size – fold to 2.9m © ProDig

The 50mm tapered Hardox steel tines are welded in place for strength, while the two pairs of round-section tines at each side are bolted for easier replacement if damaged.

A new main frame bottom section is constructed from folded and fabricated plates with an added 12mm Hardox wear strip on the underside, and new angled plates fitted topside front and back to improve shedding.

Above the main frame, a heavier duty two-bar spill frame is bolted in place so it can be removed for added roof clearance on indoor silage clamps, and a removable centre-section caters for loaders with Z-bar attachment crowd and tip linkage.

Prices start at approximately £8,850 (€10,000) for a 3.6m Mammoth fork with 1.82m tines, rising to £12,650 (€14,300) for the new 5.5m XL version equipped with 2.09m tines.

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