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Lamma 2016: Farm maintenance and diversification equipment

With a vast array of post drivers, diggers, hedgecutters and trenchers, there was plenty of farm maintenance equipment to choose from at Lamma.



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McConnel Tuffcut flailhead

McConnel Tuffcut flailhead

McConnel introduced the Tuffcut flailhead for its 85 series flail arms available in 1.2 and 1.6m cut widths.

 

It features cast weld-on lugs said to be 65 per cent stronger than wrap around designs and features a captive bolt head attaching the flail.

 

The design allows one-tool replacement of flails and it is compatible with Back-to-back, uni-boot, F10H, F10C, F14 and F16 flails.

 

The larger rotor diameter increases durability, and it can be driven by direct or belt drive. Options include a hydraulic roller and hood.

AF Trenchers AFT100

AF Trenchers AFT100

Suffolk drainage firm AF Trenchers says its tractor-mounted AFT100 is proving popular with contractors installing solar farms – it is said to represent a productive alternative to excavating trenches for cabling.

 

Updates to the AFT100 include a vertical folding pipe reel, an improved hydraulic system with revised spool valves and solenoids, and the introduction of Cat III and IV linkage – the latter to suit use with 360hp tractors.

 

Outputs of up to 150m/hour are possible, says the firm, while trench widths can be varied from 125-400mm, and depths from 1-2m in 200mm increments.

 

The AFT100 is priced from £21,000.

Cochet Power Arm digger attachment

Cochet Power Arm digger attachment

Cochet has extended its range of Power Arm digger attachments to include a tractor fore-end loader mounted model with articulated arm which offers digging and rotation functions.

 

With a digging force of 1.8 tonnes, the Power Arm will dig to 1.8m deep using a 40cm wide bucket.

 

Made from high tensile steel, the digger also has a hardened steel bucket articulation and exchangeable bucket teeth.

 

It can be supplied for any fore-end loader model and operation is via a joystick in the cab.

 

Power Arm weighs in at 300kg and the price is £4,000.

Protech Engineering tracked post driver

Protech Engineering has built a self-propelled tracked post driver for a New Zealand contractor, which uses a five-way blade for increased stability and to level uneven ground on site.

 

Riding on 450mm tracks, the post driver can shift hydraulically to the rear to work up slopes, while 180 deg rotation of the mast reduces the amount of manoeuvring required.

 

Posts up to 4m can be accommodated and the driver features a 500kg weight, rockspike and dual controls at the mast and in the cab.

 

The PS005+180 is priced at £42,000.

Top Hoe micro diggers

Top Hoe micro diggers and loaders are now available from Four Ashes Equestrian, offering a range of digging and trenching equipment for occasional users.

 

The range includes the tractor linkage mounted MP backhoe, suitable for tractors from 20hp, and the MP 360 slewing digger, powered by a 9.5hp Kohler petrol or 7hp diesel engine.

 

Export to the Australian market has brought a range of updates which are to be added to this machine in the future, including folding ROPS, worklights fitted to the arm and engine and hydraulic covers.

 

Prices are from £4,995.

Fiegl Tornado 5000

Fliegl has developed the Tornado 5000, a woodchip blower for its ASW push off trailers, designed for loading woodchip into store or delivery to the end user.

 

The attachment can deliver up to 30 cubic meters of woodchip in less than 15 minutes, says the firm, and the dosing quantity can be adjusted using a mobile console at the rear of the trailer.

 

Optimal performance can be achieved via pto, although the blower can also be driven by an 18.5kW electric motor. Its plastic hose can be extended should the storage location be difficult to access.

 

Fliegl offers trailers with compressed material volumes from 30-80cu.m (grass silage), with tandem and tri-axle systems, a choice of covers can be fitted and the trailers are also available with other attachments such as spreading systems.

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