24 April 1999


Bale wrapper promises savings

KRONE claim savings of between £2,340 and £5,400 by using its one-pass in line bale wrapper, ELHO 1820, compared with two separate passes for the job. The new machine costs about £14,000 which compares to £7,000-8,000 for a mid-range tractor mounted wrapper. The company claims the extra investment is more than covered over the working life of the machine. Bernard Krone UK, Rowse, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6QU. Tel: 01302 751200.

Cultivator boasts rigid tines

QUIVOGNEs Rotormaster employs two rows of rigid tines, shear bolted and protected, followed by a spiked rotor, levelling board and packer roll. Optional feet are available for the tines. Available in working widths of 4 or 6m, price starts at £9,000. Tony Clowes, Quivogne, Washbrook, Ipswich, IP8 3HE. Tel: 01473 730576.

Accurate transfer

TEAM have introduced a portable direct agchem transfer system for returnable containers or kegs. It is suitable for any size from the ecomatics 25-litre to over 600-litre IPU containers. Called the Signet operation, it is claimed to be accurate to within 2%. The required quantity of concentrate is dispensed automatically. Cost is £1,342 plus VAT. Bob Hubbard, Team Sprayers, Unwins Ind Estate, Prickwillow Road, Ely, Cambs. Tel: 01353 661211.

Linkages with lift

RENAULT has introduced a new range of front linkages for its 85 to 185hp ARES range. Lift capacities are from 2,500kg up to 5,300kg. The specification can also include ptos and nitrogen damper shock absorbers. Renault, Shipston House, Shipston on Stour, Warks CV36. Tel: 01608 662727.

High-tech spreader

AMAZONE are keeping pace with GPS. Its fertiliser twin disced spreaders – M-tronic and Max-tronic – are now compatible with SOYL and RDS precision farming systems as well as the original compatibility with MF Fieldstar and Class ACT. Prices are £5,120 for 1t M-tronic and £5,700 for 1 and 1.5t Max-tronic. Rod Baker, Amazone, Trowse, Saltash, Cornwall. Tel: 01579 352800.

Great for one-pass cultivation

FLEXI-COIL has a new front-mounted cultivator packer which in the right conditions can give one-pass cultivation and drilling. Prices start at £5,450 for 3m rigid, £6,550 for the 4m rigid and £8,750 for the 4m folding. Flexi-coil, The Airfield, Seaton Ross, York YO4 4NF. Tel: 01759 318775.

Clutchless transmission coming…

RUNCORN-based Valtra tractors is introducing HiShift clutchless transmission on the Valmet M100 utility tractor range. HiShift adds £980 to the tractor price. Mark Broom, 5 Seymour Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1UZ. Tel: 01928 594400.

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