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Friday 28 October 2016

New Pottinger range tailor-made for the toughest plough jobs

Derek casey

Published 21/10/2015 | 02:30

The 'Traction' expansion module makes it possible to transfer weight from the plough to the tractor
The 'Traction' expansion module makes it possible to transfer weight from the plough to the tractor

No other machine has as vast a bandwidth of individual requirements as the plough.

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Offering 58 different models of Servo plough, Pöttinger claims to be able to perfectly cover this huge range of requirements.

New this year to the Servo family is an all-rounder for the toughest applications: the firm says its Servo 45 S is a strong, reliable and robust plough designed for contractors and large farmers.

Available as a six-furrow Nova or Nova Plus version, it is designed for up to 350hp. On the Nova version a frame pivoting cylinder is provided as standard, while the Nova Plus version is supplied with a furrow-width memory cylinder.

With an inter-body spacing of 95cm, an under-beam clearance of 80cm and the long, full-length main plough beam bearing that carries the main beam tube, all the requirements for tough applications are met.

The use of high tensile materials enables higher driving speeds and a longer service life.

As standard, the six-furrow version is also fitted with double bearings on the mounting axle.

Thanks to the unique 'Servomatic' control centre, the plough can be matched to the tractor quickly and easily. This enables a perfect setup to ensure the low draft of the Servo in all operating conditions.

The leading body furrow width and pulling point can be adjusted individually without affecting each other.

This is a great advantage, especially with hydraulic furrow width adjustment as no correction is required. Just a few adjustments are needed and then the initial settings are finished.

Thanks to the large selection of different mold boards, from short turning mold boards to long drawn-out mold boards to slatted mold boards, Pottinger claims every customer will find the ideal shape for their location.

The Traction expansion module makes it possible - even on Servo 45 S six-furrow mounted ploughs - to transfer weight from the plough to the tractor.

Transmitting force through the traction system optimises the ground tracking of the plough at the same time as applying a permanent load to the rear wheels of the tractor.

This reduces wheel slip and prevents harmful smearing of the soil surface caused by the rear wheels.

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