Farming News - Agricast to showcase its High Strength Wheel and Double Drive at Lamma
Agricast to showcase its High Strength Wheel and Double Drive at Lamma
Visitors to LAMMA 19 will be the first outside of the East Midlands to see Agricast’s newest products.
The leading supplier of replacement wearing parts will be showcasing its High Strength Wheel and Double Drive Wheel on Stand 20.422 in Hall 20 at the NEC next month (January 2019).
Agricast’s High Strength Wheel has a 24-inch diameter and features eight spokes rather than the traditional four spokes making it Agricast’s most robust wheel.
As well as being stronger than alternatives, the new High Strength Ring, is significantly cheaper than comparable wheels and will fit most leading machines, including Cousins, Dal-Bo, HE-VA, Twose and Simba / Great Plains.
“We’ve developed this new, stronger, eight spoke wheel to offer farmers, contractors and manufacturers a stronger ring without having to pay the premium for Ductile Steel,” explains William Robinson, Agricast’s General Manager. “We’ve spent a lot of time on the computer designing this new ring to ensure that it’s as strong as it can be. We’ve undertaken load analysis and extensive testing to ensure it is robust and long-lasting. Unlike other rings on the market, the key advantage of the Agricast high strength ring is that the wearing edge of the ring still contains “plenty of metal compared to its rivals.”
Introduced earlier in the year following the expiry of the patent on the Simba Double Disc Ring, Agricast’s DDR wheel offers greater durability and enhanced poor weather performance at a much cheaper cost than the original DD design.
Agricast’s DDR achieves better traction by having small cutaways which were not present on the original design. These cutaways or scallops also improve the wheel’s ability to shatter or fissure hard, dry soil effectively.
Like the original Simba DD ring which was designed for use on Double Press and CultiPress packers, Agricast’s DDR is a registered design and is available in two sizes – 610mm and 710mm diameters.
As well as being around 30% cheaper than the original, Agricast’s Double Drive Ring offers greater durability, being 6mm thick rather than 5mm. “With 20% more metal in these rings to start with we are offering a longer lasting product that will not wear through as quickly on the shoulders,” says William Robinson, Agricast’s general manager.
The Agricast DDR’s are manufactured from heat treated Boron steel, which because they work more passively than a disc blade, will offer greater longevity when compared to cast ring wheels. Fully compatible with all existing parts and axles, Agricast’s DDR is a closed wheel, preventing stones from jamming in them, which can happen with cast rings.
“Both new products were on our stand at the Midlands Machinery Show and were very well received by visitors from across the region. We’re looking forward to showing them off to a wider audience at the NEC and hope they receive the same positive and enthusiastic response from people looking for well made, long-lasting and excellent value for money replacement parts,” concludes William.
Established in 1987 and based on the family’s Lincolnshire farm, Agricast is the UK’s leading Cambridge roll ring specialist and also supplies a wide range of press rings, disc blades and subsoiler wear parts. The company also offers bespoke alterations and fabrication services.