Machinery dealer has great expectations

22 Sep, 2005 07:00 PM
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GERALDTON machinery dealership Murchison Machinery has taken on the Horwood Bagshaw franchise with great expectations.

Manager Scott Smith said the bar was at the cutting edge of tillage equipment.

Mr Smith and WA Horwood Bagshaw representative Jack Barry enthusiastically showed farmers the changes to the bar at the Mingenew Expo.

The bar is a three row pattern hydraulic tyned Scaribar, based on the components of the existing Scaribar range, but set on 30cm (12in) spacings.

The pivotal design change is the new parallelogram module.

It comprises a height adjustable leading tyne, which can accept most popular makes of ground-engaging tools and a following height adjustable seeding tyne to which a press wheel is attached.

Parallelogram arms link the leading tyne to the seeding tyne and press wheel ensuring independent ground-following characteristics, which is the essence of precision seeding.

The seeding tyne and press wheel also can be adjusted for in-line or offset placement of seed, depending on fertiliser placement needs and soil types, and can swivel to reduce skidding around corners.

There also is an ability to lock the parallelogram in straight ahead or at a restricted angle and in a fully down position for wing folding.

The hydraulic tyne obviously improves digging ability and reduces the tyne recoil speeds, especially with an infinite choice of tyne breakout settings up to 300kg, which can be varied on-the-go.

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