A further choice of hard wearing replacements for original soil-engaging parts on tillage equipment has been introduced by Spaldings as the newly-appointed exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for the ACREplus range from Milson Foundry in New Zealand.
The range comprises plain and winged points for subsoilers and cultivators made to accurate patterns to fit existing implements, using a uniquely hard-wearing surface to help minimise running costs and downtime, and maintain quality of work over many acres.
The ACREplus range comes from Milson Foundry, a leading producer of specialist, high-quality castings supplied to agricultural equipment manufacturers in North America and Europe.
Its soil-engaging parts business is built on a high-chrome iron comprising a ‘secret recipe’ of materials formulated and then heat treated to provide high wear resistance without being brittle.
Walter Davis of Milson Foundry explains that the ‘hardness’ of a wear-resistant material is only half the story when it comes to making soil-engaging components.
“We use special steel that has superior wear resistance but can still be welded,” he says. “We attach it to the surface of a base material that absorbs impact shocks and this enhances point life by eliminating breakages.”