Agricast will be introducing visitors to this year’s Cereals event to its brand new range of bolt-on assemblies for disc harrows and presses.
Known for its high-quality range of replacement wearing cultivation parts, Agricast introduced the new service in March this year.
“Farmers are incredibly busy people, and sometimes it’s simpler, more convenient and quicker to ask someone else to refurbish their assemblies,” says William Robinson, Agricast’s general manager. “We introduced this new service following several enquiries from people in this situation. So far, we’ve delivered completely refurbished axle assemblies for people using Dowdeswell, Gregoire Besson and Simba machines”
Agricast is able to collect worn assemblies, utilise existing parts where possible and reassemble with new axles, wearing metal and bearings. This provides a true ‘bolt-on’ solution for the farmer and is typically completed in under two weeks.
As well as showcasing its new service on stand 1035, Agricast will also have two of last year’s new products on display, its High Strength Wheel and Press Roll Ring.
Agricast’s High Strength Wheel has a 24-inch diameter and features eight spokes rather than the traditional four spokes making it the company’s most robust wheel.
As well as being stronger than alternatives, the High Strength Ring, is significantly cheaper than comparable wheels and will fit most leading machines, including Cousins, Dal-Bo, HE-VA, Twose and Simba / Great Plains.
“We’ve developed this new, stronger, eight spoke wheel to offer farmers, contractors and manufacturers a stronger ring without having to pay the premium for Ductile Steel,” explains William. “We’ve spent a lot of time on the computer designing this new ring to ensure that it’s as strong as it can be. We’ve undertaken load analysis and extensive testing to ensure it is robust and long-lasting. Unlike other rings on the market, the key advantage of the Agricast high strength ring is that the wearing edge of the ring still contains “plenty of metal compared to its rivals.”
Launched following the expiry of the patent on the Simba Double Disc Ring, Agricast’s Press Roll Ring offers greater durability and enhanced poor weather performance at a much cheaper cost than the original DD design.
Agricast’s PRR achieves better traction by having small cutaways which were not present on the original design. These cutaways or scallops also improve the wheel’s ability to shatter or fissure hard, dry soil effectively.
Like the original Simba DD ring, which was designed for use on Double Press and CultiPress packers, Agricast’s PRR is a registered design and is available in two sizes – 610mm and 710mm diameters.
As well as being around 30% cheaper than the original, Agricast’s Press Roll Ring offers greater durability, being 6mm thick rather than 5mm. “With 20% more metal in these rings to start with we are offering a longer lasting product that will not wear through as quickly on the shoulders,” says William Robinson, Agricast’s general manager.
The Agricast PRR’s are manufactured from heat treated Boron steel, which because they work more passively than a disc blade, will offer greater longevity when compared to cast ring wheels. Fully compatible with all existing parts and axles, Agricast’s PRR is a closed wheel, preventing stones from jamming in them, which can happen with cast rings.
It’s been a few years since we last exhibited at Cereals, so we’re looking forward to returning this year,” says William. “It will be great to get more feedback on our new service and showcase our High Strength Wheel and Press Roll Ring. As well as our new products, we will also have a fantastic competition taking place on our stand. Hopefully, the weather will be good, and a large number of people will turn out and support the event.”
Established in 1987 and based on the family’s Lincolnshire farm, Agricast is the UK’s leading Cambridge roll ring specialist and also supplies a wide range of press rings, disc blades and subsoiler wear parts. The company also offers bespoke alterations and fabrication services.
For more information about Agricast and its products ahead of Cereals on 12th and 13th June, please visit www.agricast.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01673 857 619.