Farmec ready to trim, mow, rake, ted and spread at this week’s show

Farmec will show its new SIP 650/20T central-delivery twin-rotor rake at this week’s FTMTA Farm Machinery Show. It has a working width that adjusts from 6.0m to 6.6m.

Tandem axles and a 3D pivoting rotor linkage are designed to facilitate good ground contour following at higher speeds, helping to gather all the grass when going through dips.

The list price for this unit, which has been tailored to the Irish market, starts at about €17,000 excluding VAT.

It should be noted that the largest SIP rakes have working widths up to 8.3 meters.

SIP disc mowers feature quick-change blades and a disc drive protection system as standard. Silvercut models also have a central pivoting disc bed, with adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension and a 120-degree ‘stable’ transport system. The mower range includes tractor-mounted, front-mounted, trailed and combination models with working widths from 2.16m up to 9.6m.

The SIP Spider tedder range features ‘Double Super C’ spring tines with different shank lengths, to provide an “even load distribution” with “better ground following”. The full range boasts models with working widths up to 15m.

Sulky fertiliser spreaders also handled by Farmec. Machines from this line-up will also be on display at Punchestown.

A selection of Bargam tractor-mounted sprayers with manual and hydraulic folding booms in a range of tank sizes will be on show.

“Fast” loader attachment

Front loaders will also feature on Farmec’s stand (No. 357 in Pavillion 3). According to the company, MX U and T Series loaders can be attached and removed in 35 seconds with only one exit from the cab. The T Series has a hydraulic self-levelling system that provides up to 35% extra lift capacity, says the firm.

Both models have single and double acting hydraulic circuits, MACH multi-dock “instant non-drip” hydraulic and electrical connections, servo joystick controls and automatic twin-lock safety locking systems.

The latest MX Manubal V7000 bale handler can lift and stack up to four big square bales or three round bales.

Farmec MX loader with Manubal V6000
An MX loader coupled to a Manubal bale grab.

The Manubal has a single-block chassis, with reinforced pivot points and 14 synchronised opening and closing claw tines, pivoting lower tines and a top bumper to push bales into place.

The latest addition to the Twose hedgecutter range, also represented here in Ireland by Farmec, is the TW 67T-5. With a 6.75m reach and a telescopic outer arm, this machine features a double-skinned flail head with a belt-driven rotor. It has servo joystick proportional controls and cast iron hydraulic pumps and motors. Three-point linkage attachment is standard; axle brackets are optional.

This unit lists at about €29,000 excluding VAT.

Also on the stand will be Falc flail mowers and cultivation machinery. The Cat 2500 mower has a 2.5m cutting width, T flails, hydraulic offset linkage, gearbox with internal freewheel, belt drive, replaceable wear skids, adjustable rear roller and full CE guarding.