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Sunday 17 December 2017

Redrock feeders to take to stage

Derek Casey

Derek Casey

Redrock Machinery will have a major presence at this year's Ploughing Match. Taking centre stage will be the company's Fiber Tech mixer feeder range.

It has been designed to meet the specific nutritional requirements of dairy cows, beef cattle and sheep. At the very heart of the range is the Fiber-Tech cutting system. This new cutting system ensures that all the components of the animals' diet, including straw, are cut to a precise length in order to encourage optimal rumen function.

Redrock Machinery is also offering clients customised nutritional advice in terms of diet formulation, in tandem with a TMR Tracker system. This provides farmers with a total solution in terms of managing feed costs and ensuring optimal performance from the various animals within specific groups. Redrock will also be exhibiting its range of silage block cutters, all-round shear buckets, slurry pumps, slurry tankers and grain/silage trailers.

"The Ploughing Match is our local show," says Redrock's managing director, Frank Flynn.

"We look forward to meeting as many visitors as possible."

Significantly, Redrock Machinery is reporting a strong growth in demand for the company's range of slurry tankers and pumps from farmers and contractors. The firm says its slurry tanker range is built to the highest quality and, rolled from 6mm steel, all the tanks are welded internally and externally and include 4" x 2" channel rings welded inside the tank for extra strength and a longer service life. The Redrock body, wheel arches, supports and draw-bar are designed and manufactured to maintain rigidity, reliability and road-worthiness year after year. Models with capacities of 1,100 and 1,300 gallons are most relevant for the purposes of the Farm Modernisation Programme in Northern Ireland.

The Redrock slurry pump has gained a reputation for being strong, reliable and virtually maintenance-free across the range. To improve mixing performance the off-set nozzle allows the slurry to be mixed in almost all directions. For varying tank depths, the pump can be adjusted by up to 300mm. The three-point linkage 'quick attach' allows easy implement connection. No disconnection of the PTO is required when lowering the pump into the tank.

Over and above the specification of the original Redrock slurry pump, the super flow option mixes faster, agitates further and increases productivity. This has been achieved by pairing a larger capacity gearbox with a unique streamline pipe system, designed to reduce power loss at all stages, therefore increasing overall performance.

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With a top fill option, an incremental diverter valve enables precise management of the slurry flow, allowing the user to agitate and top fill simultaneously if required.

For further information Ploughing match visitors are invited to contact Redrock Machinery on 048 3755 2390 or email info@redrockmachinery.com

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