Ploughing 2023 is set to see Farmhand deliver their most exciting machinery display yet! Not a small feat when you consider previous years have included some of the largest agricultural machinery in the world perched on sky high platforms.
- All Black Krone BiG X 1180 – the most powerful and unique harvester in the world
- Bespoke Amazone AmaTruck ZG-TS 10001 Profis
A special edition of the world’s largest forage harvester, the BiG X 1180 will be at Ploughing ‘23. Kindly loaned to us by Hillcrest Farms and sporting custom paintwork, this Krone harvester is representing a machine that has proven to be hugely popular with contractors throughout Ireland and NI. The most powerful harvester in the world also boasts exceptional fuel efficiency that easily copes with heavy lumpy crops even in the most demanding conditions. Come to the Farmhand stand and see what the excitement is all about, and if you’re lucky you’ll have the chance to buy a limited edition replica of this all black BiG X 1180 for yourself.
The brand new, never seen before, AmaTruck is an exciting new project designed by Farmhand demonstrator Declan Smyth. This self-propelled high-speed spreader is a bespoke built machine combining the Amazone ZG-TS 10-ton fertiliser spreader with a 330hp 6X6 Mercedes Acros truck. Declan explains “I have had the idea since Amazone started offering the ZG-TS spreader as a de-mount option. We modified the truck to mount the Amazone ZG-TS 10-ton spreader, including changing out the standard wheels to 600/50/22.5 on the rear for low ground pressure and 445/65/22.5 on the front for extra traction. As the spreader is a hydro drive, new hydraulics were fitted, along with new wiring looms to power the state-of-the-art Amazone spreading technology. It’s been an exciting project from start to finish.” The AmaTruck will be starting a demo tour next spring, for now you can see it for the first time on the Farmhand stand at this years National Ploughing Champs.
Other machinery on display will include the Amazone ZA-V mounted GPS section control spreader, Krone rear mounted mowers, front linkages and PTOs from Zuidberg, Q-Series front loaders from Quicke and the latest addition to the range of brands available from Farmhand; Flexxaire reversible fan systems. These fan systems solve the problem of dirty, clogged up radiators.
Fastparts will be attending the National Ploughing Champs with a wide display of implements and attachments. NEW for 2023 is the Quicke Silocut L+, a multifunctional shear grab for cutting silage from the pit and splitting bales. The L+ is designed specifically for wheeled loaders or telehandlers. Alongside the existing models already available; M+ for front loaders and mid-size telehandlers, and the high-capacity XL+ for large telehandlers and wheel loaders, the addition of the new L+ range means there is an Quicke implement suited to every type of machine. As well as Quicke the Fastparts stand will include a display of the Rakeman tine harrows – available in 1.5m and 3m the Rakeman is perfect for rejuvenating grass growth, levelling ground and reseeding. Ploughing ’23 will also be the perfect opportunity for you to view the full range of Dromone Ball & Spoon hitches, APV Grassland equipment and Broomex Brush Brooms.