New loader is breaking new ground for strength and visibility
Dublin-based machinery distributor Farmhand has launched the Quicke Q Series front-end tractor loader series in Ireland. The company has been the Quicke importer in this country since 1962 and estimates it has sold upwards of 35,000 loaders in this time.
Quicke says the Q Series loaders - priced from €6000- €10,500 plus VAT for the loader boom - is its strongest, most advanced loader to date.
Following on from the success of the Dimension series, Quicke has increased loader strength using cast/forged steel as well as beefing up the overall stiffness of the loader.
This has resulted in a 50pc increase in overall strength. Quicke has always prided itself on its loaders' visibility, and the Q Series is said to be an improvement, with an even lower cross-beam allowing the user to have a better line of sight.
Interestingly, efforts have been made to ensure that the Q Series loader complements how new tractors look. Quicke says this has been achieved by curving the beam to match the shape of the tractor bonnet and chamfering the steel.
For storage, the support legs feature a fully integrated heavy-duty design with flexible positions, making it quick and easy to connect and disconnect the Q Series loader from the tractor.
No tools are required and there are no loose parts.
The Q Series also boasts being the first digital loader to hit the market. The Q Companion allows the user to monitor the weight of every lift, along with many other useful features. This is the first time features like this have been incorporated into a front-end loader. Quicke also claim a 100pc improvement on their SoftDrive system.