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aim to keep you up to date with what's new, not only on this site,
but also what's new in the way of products, the company, the factory,
dealer updates etc. There's not much new for this year yet but keep
watching this space as there will be a whole host of new product
information coming along during the coming months. In the mean time
why not have a look at some of our most recent innovations in Whats
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now in full production
The RPV (as in
March whats new) is now in full production
after completion of development. There are demonstration units
available to try and we are now looking for more worldwide distributors.
Please have a look
at the RPV
web site for more information.
cab for Stealth
A new tilt cab and
hydraulic power braking system has been developed for the top of the
range Stealth TDI for launch at Sprays and Sprayers. Heavy duty,
reduction hub axles introduced a year ago are now fitted as standard
and a wider range of low pressure and row crop wheels are available
to give up to 0.7m of ground clearance.
The new tilt cab
has solved the earlier space problem when the engine compartment used
to be very cramped. It is now possible to expose the complete engine,
transmission and front end of the chassis for servicing and repairs.
(Rural Pursuit Vehicle)
The RPV is an all
new ATV designed specifically for those people with mobility
problems. The vehicle allows total independence and freedom of access
to the countryside.
The unique and
patented design front loading system means a wheelchair can be easily
reversed onto the platform which is then raised hydraulically. The
open fronted design makes it ideal for people to follow countryside
pursuits such as fishing shooting and painting, it allows farmers to
access the whole of their farms without fuss and will give a wide
spectrum of disabled people the opportunity to access public areas
that they would not normally have the opportunity to see.
We are currently
"fine tuning" and field testing the prototype and have a
further three pre-production prototypes and demonstration units under
construction. Full production is due to start by the beginning of
June 2000. A new RPV
website area is under construction to give more news and
detailed information and a video should be available by late May.
Please do not hesitate to e-mail
us for further information.
RPV kneeling for easy access
order for New Zealand
We have recently
received an order for a top spec Stealth TDI for New Zealand - our
furthest away export yet! This order was particularly pleasing for us
as the initial lead was due directly to the power of the Internet and
this web site. We are looking forward to installing the machine in
April and also to exhibiting at their National
Agricultural field days in June.
/ factory tour video
A new video on the
Stealth TDI together with a Factory Tour was made recently. Although
not a top class professional job (made in house!) it does show the
machine off quite well and shows a lot more of our factory and
production process than we can show on the web site. Please e-mail
us if you would like a copy.
Doe & Sons Ltd
We are pleased to
welcome Ernest Doe & sons as one of our distributors in East
Anglia. They are one of the UK's longest established
Agricultural machinery distributors and probably the best known. They
have a total of 16 branches and will be selling our product range
through the majority of them. | More info |
- distributors for Lincolnshire
recently been taken over by Gary Avision Ltd and we are pleased to
say that they are now our main distributors for Lincolnshire. | More
The 90 hp Ford
XLD418 TCI (turbo/intercooled) engine is now being fitted as standard
across the Agribuggy range (4D, 475 and 5D). The main reason is that
the turbo engine that we have been using for the last 10 years is no
longer available from Ford to the build specifification that we have
been using. We can still get replacement engines and parts, of
course, but getting engines built to our own spec would make the cost
prohibitive. The extra horsepower from the upgraded fueling system
and intercooler are a welcome boost to the specifications with very
little increase in overall cost.
tank wash system
Over the last 12
months over 90% of the sprayers we have sold have had the optional
clean water tank washing system fitted. For this reason we have now
decided to fit it as standard equipment. The system allows you to
rinse the tank and spraylines with clean water and dispose of the
washings without leaving the field. The clean water tank carries 10%
of the main tank volume.
wash down system
of the new groundwater regulations have prompted us to introduce a
new external wash down system to enable washing of the sprayer before
leaving the field. The main spray pump is utilised to draw clean
water from the onboard clean water tank and to pump it out through a
hand lance fitted with a high pressure nozzle. A reel is also fitted
to carry the 20 metres of hose supplied with the unit.
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