new diamant sparkles in the furrow
It is a busy time of the year for machinery demonstrations with plenty of interest in tillage equipment like new ploughs and drills.
Lemken and Templetouhy Farm Machinery (TFM) took advantage of the fresh spring weather recently when they took to the fields in Kilkenny to show off the new Lemken Diamant 11VT semi-mounted plough for the first time in Ireland. Kilkenny man Diarmuid Claridge is area sales manager for Lemken and he was on hand to take queries from farmers and contractors on the day.
"Although a cold day, we got a good crowd and received some solid enquiries with a few deals done as well," said Mr Claridge.
"With the recent spell of dry weather it's full steam ahead for us now as we embark on our spring demo tour around the country.
"The main features of the Diamant 11VT plough are that it has a weight transfer ram to increase traction and DuraMaxx hard-wearing parts."
Lemken says its DuraMaxx slats and mould boards are made from high-carbon steel without drill or punch holes, allowing increased hardening, higher wear resistance and a particularly long service life.
The boards and slats are not bolted on. Instead they are simply hooked in without any need for tools, allowing them to be changed quickly. Pulling the pin allows the shin to be removed.
The shin, in turn, holds the mouldboard or slats in place. Once the shin is off, these slide forward and out without the need for any tools.