Grain products on show at Horsham

A NEW portable belt conveyor and air seeder were among the latest equipment releases at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days last week at Horsham, Victoria.
Grain products on show at Horsham Grain products on show at Horsham Grain products on show at Horsham Grain products on show at Horsham Grain products on show at Horsham

Move it: A belt conveyor and air seeder were among the new machinery releases on show at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days last week in Horsham.

Mark Saunders

The UniTube belt conveyor can handle grain and other products, is made by Universal Industries in the United States and imported by Eagle i Machinery at Finley, NSW.

The new air seeder was the Gason Scari Maxx 18m model which features extensive use of hydraulics and a GPS-controlled drawbar to ensure the implement as well as the tractor stay on track.

Peter Brunt from Eagle i said the new UniTube conveyor would suit larger grain producers and even bulk grain depots.

“The unit we have on display is 36.6m or 120 feet in length and it can move 330-350 tonnes of wheat per hour, which makes it well suited to outloading,” Peter said.

Fitted with a 22-inch wide or 560mm conveyor belt, the UniTube can run at speeds up to 2000rpm thanks to a robust build and roller shafts which run the whole length of the roller, adding strength.

The UniTube on display at the WMFD was hydraulically-operated and powered by a Yanmar diesel engine. All controls are run from a joystick.

Gason’s Scari Maxx seeder now has wider spacing between the tine row gangs which should enhance trash flow capabilities.

The gangs are now 1500mm apart and hydraulic control has been tricked up to make folding the bar easier. Hydraulics also help a ProTrakker coupling between the seeder bar and air cart, able to move the seeding bar sideaways to ensure seeding row accuracy.

The Gason seeding cart is also new and it offers cameras and load cells to ensure accurate delivery of seed and fertiliser.

More details on the machinery at the WMFD will be in the April edition of the Farming Ahead magazine.