Slurrycat aiming to grab a slice of winter feeding market
Published 21/09/2016 | 02:30
Two new ranges of high quality sheargrabs developed and produced by SlurryKat have entered the market in time for the winter feeding period.
This is the first time the popular Northern Ireland machinery manufacturer has ventured into producing sheargrabs but was encouraged to do so by a number of farmers who were having problems with their own models.
The design team at SlurryKat heard how other sheargrabs were having difficulty handling silage and maize with high dry matter contents.
SlurryKat realised the importance of operating an efficient sheargrab with plenty of ram power to make the daily chore of feeding cattle as quick as possible without wasting time waiting on a grab closing. The brief for the designers was to come up with a series of grabs that would reduce cutting waste and have enough force to cut the silage block quickly and efficiently.
Two ranges of grabs of various sizes were developed namely the Farmcut range offering four models from 1.35m wide up to 1.95m wide.
The second Procut range consists of four models from 1.95m up to 2.55m.
The Farmcut range is designed for the smaller, less intensive livestock farm and the Procut range has a deeper, higher capacity cutter and is designed for large intensive livestock, dairy farms and Biogas plants.
SlurryKat say the block cutters are manufactured from unique high tensile grade steel and Hardox steel which will provide many years of life in this high stress application.