SLANETRAC Engineering will feature at the Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Show, Fintona, for the first time on its new dealer’s stand, T McFarland Agri. The Fintona based dealer announced the latest brand to join its range earlier this year.
The range of Slanetrac products has been manufactured at their factory in Meath for over 30 years with the finger bar trimmer being introduced in 2009.
Since then many of these loader/ telehandler swivel trimmers have been sold
all across Ireland and mainland UK along with many European countries and sizeable orders have also been sent to Australia and New Zealand.
The simplicity, versatility and price of the swivel trimmer have all been contributing factors in the high demand for these trimmers for many farmers in recent days.
It can be attached to a loader or telehandler as simply and as quickly as you would attach a shear grab – simply hook up, fit the pipes and plug in the electrical connection for the six port hydraulic change over valve and you’re off.
Once at the field or laneway to be trimmed the telescopic arm can be mechanically pulled out to the desired position and also a left or right hand cut selected.
The hydraulic motor that drives the finger bar only requires approximately 30 litres per minute oil flow, the rotational movement of the motor is converted into a reciprocating linear movement with a working stroke of 75mm.
The two pipe flow and return system feeds a six port 12 volt 1/2” BSP change over valve, the normally open port operates the blade motion and with the simple flick of a switch the valve closes the blade function and opens the swivel blade angle port.
The head angle has a hydraulic working stroke of 140 degrees, however the overall mechanical angle can be adjusted at the head angle claw piece.
The length of the cutter bar is 1.8 metres which can cut through branches up to 30mm in diameter while maintaining a good steady forward speed, a large diameter blade attachment is also available and this can cut through large branches up to 10 inches in diameter.