FROM THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP: Selection perfection for nut and bolts

ANYONE who has spent time around machinery will appreciate the wide variety of fastener styles used. Different combinations of nuts, bolts, washers, bolt head styles, surface coatings and materials make for a plethora of fastener combinations. While it is easy enough to replace a fastener ‘like-for-like’, it is also valuable to understand why certain fasteners are used for particular applications. By Josh Giumelli, Kondinin Group. Photos: Ben White and Josh Giumelli.

Josh Giumelli
 Bolt bling : Fasteners come in a range of surface coatings as well as materials.

Bolt bling : Fasteners come in a range of surface coatings as well as materials.

Last month we looked at thread types and how to recognise them. This month, in a follow-up to that article we look at a range of different fastener styles, and what applications they are best suited to....

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.