Flow divider sends oil where its needed

21 April 2000


Diamond cores for shock-free drilling

HERTS-based tool company Ridgid has introduced two hand-held diamond core electric drills.

The HC-2W model is designed for wet drilling up to 80mm diameter in a handheld position and up to 132mm using a stand.

Powered by a 1800w two-speed motor, the HC-2W is equipped with a water inlet for wet cutting and an optional dust extractor can be fitted to allow drilling up to 132mm.

The smaller HC-2D model is powered by a 1700w motor and designed for shock-free dry drilling in cement blocks and brickwork up to 132mm. A dust extractor is optional.

Both drills are equipped with mechanical and electrical overload protection. Prices are £745 and £590, respectively (01462-485335).

Ridger shows good weed control form

Improved ridge forming and weed clearing performance are the main changes on this potato bed ridger from Nicholson Machinery.

The All Season Multi Ridger now features extra side plate adjustment to improve ridge formation, while better positioned weeder tines are designed to work over a wider range of soil types.

The weeder tines are also configured to remove weeds from the tops and sides of potato ridges and are adjustable to operate in both pre- and post-emergence crop conditions.

Designed to work with 1.5m to 1.8m wheelings and rows from 76cm to 91cm, the ridger is priced from £3150 (01366-377458).

Tough chest carries tools on wheels

SPALDINGS has intoduced a heavy-duty tool chest and top box for use in the workshop and on site.

Designed for storing a range of tools, from spanners, hacksaws, to electrical equipment, the chest measures 730 x 572 x 336mm and contains five lockable draws.

The chest is made from heavy gauge steel for extra durablity and security, while large castor wheels enable the unit to be transported around the workshop.

For in-field repairs, the 254 x 559 x 242mm top box can be detached from the chest. Supplied with a 12-month warranty, the chest costs £129.90 (01522-500600).

Flow divider sends oil where its needed

CONTROLLING priority oil flow to hydraulic motors can often pose problems when they are on different parts of the machine.

CAMBS-based Webtec Prod-ucts has developed a remote control flow divider, designed to enable the operator to control priority flow to hydraulic motors up to a distance of 40m.Webtec says the FDM valve is suitable for controlling equipment such as conveyor belts and crop sprayers.

The in-line valve uses a low-voltage motor with microprocessor to regulate the priority port, while the bypass port can be used to run a secondary circuit.

Available in a variety of port sizes from 3/8 to 3/4in BSP, the FDM valve is protected to IP675 standards (01480-397444),

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