IT WON’T all be about green harvesting machines at Grassland and Muck, it will also see the UK launch of the all-new JCB 419S Agri highperformance wheeled loader working in the silage pit.

And, there will be an opportunity to see the working debut of the company’s latest highpowered Fastrac tractors, Loadall telescopic handlers, and the latest TM320S Agri telescopic wheeled loader.

JCB’s 419S Agri replaces the 418S Agri with more power and torque from a 6.7-litre Cummins sixcylinder engine.

Peak power is increased by 5% to 183hp and the engine now meets latest emissions rules using an AdBlue injecting SCR system and DOC.

This power is channelled through a ZF six-speed powershift, with a low first gear delivering the kind of pushing performance needed in the pit.

A torque converter lock-up in all gears gives silage clamp-climbing ability.

Another plus for contractors is a 48kph road speed, while an allnew chassis, with longer wheelbase and bigger axles, enables larger tyres to be fitted for better traction.

These can come with limited slip differentials front and rear to help maintain traction and a new autolocking diff can be installed on machines likely to operate in challenging conditions.

A load-sensing piston hydraulic pump, with up to 180-litre/min capacity, produces strong front end performance from either the standard or high lift loader arms.

Load-over height ranges from 3.48m to 3.71m and it has a full-turn tipping load of almost 6.9 tonnes.

Its CommandPlus cab is 15% bigger than previously, with better visibility and operator comfort.

A new joystick and multilever hydraulic controls fall easy to hand. The newly-updated JCB 413S Agri, the new 419S Agri and the 435S Agri will all be in action at Grassland and Muck.

Elsewhere on site, the JCB Loadall 536-60 AGRI Pro telescopic handler will be seen in the UK for the first time.

Featuring the all-new JCB DualTech VT transmission, this weighs about a tonne less than the equivalent 7m Loadall introduced last year, but still has a lift capacity of 3600kg to 6.2m.

It has JCB’s advanced Smart Technology hydraulics, with automated bucket rattle and fast but controlled boom operation for rapid fuel-saving loading cycles, JCB LiveLink telematics to provide security functions, service monitoring and early warning of potential faults.

Future’s orange for Kubota!

ONE OF the talking points at the event will be the Kubota-badged range of grassland implements.

Manufactured and distributed by Kverneland Group – which is now owned by Kubota – all the re-badged machines have been chosen to complement the size and power rating of the MGX-III, M5001 and M7001 tractors.

The range includes a selection of disc mowers, rakes, tedders, flail choppers, fertiliser spreaders, round balers (as pictured) and wrappers.

The Scottish Farmer:

KUBOTA BADGED grassland machinery will be seen at Grassland and Mucvk for the first time. This is the fixed chamber baler

Rob Edwards, business development manager for Kubota Agriculture, commented: “Kubota branded implements were introduced to our product line up earlier this year to strengthen our farm machinery portfolio and add even more value to the service we provide the agricultural industry.

“Grassland and Muck 2017, therefore, provides us with the ideal platform to showcase our tractors and implements working together for the first time at a public event.”

Backing up the demonstration plot will be a static display of the full line up of agricultural products on Stand 105, including implements and the M5001, MGX-III and M7001 tractor series.

Wider, stronger Albutt buckrake

A WIDER version of its popular high capacity buckrake, will be introduced by Albutt at the event.

Fitted with Hardox tines, the new model is 12-feet wide and designed to be used with high horsepower tractors and wheeled loaders.

The Scottish Farmer:

THE LATEST Albutt buckrake is bigger and stronger​

It has 14 Hardox high tensile steel tines, with a length of 1.65m and new features include: two more top link hole positions, from three to five; an increase in hydraulic ram diameter from 60 to 75mm; and with bigger hydraulic ram pivot pins to match.

The tine holder angle has been changed to prevent silage build up and there’s a new optional sub-frame for mounting on a wheeled loader quick hitch. Albutt is on stand 810, but its buckrakes will also be operating in the clamp.

Keep on top of crop mulching

CONTROLLING problem grass areas with its latest range of mower mulchers will be the theme on Simon Richard’s two adjoining stands at the event.

Stand 528 will promote the Muthing flail MMS system, which allows a purposely designed hood, in conjunction with high rotor cutting speeds and fixed shredding bar, to spread cut material evenly behind the roller.

The Scottish Farmer:

THE MUTHING MMS crop chop system in action​

As well as tidying up grass areas, it can also be used to mulch down oilseed rape, maize, cereals and fruit growing residues.

Stand 526 will promote the company’s recent appointment as UK agent for the Woods Equipment’s rotary mower range, which have batwing, single and multi-spindle, bank and RC Series models.

There’s almost 60 products available and the range runs from the 42-inch ‘economy’ spindle cutter for 15hp-30hp tractors to the 21ft multi-spindle machine for 70hp-plus tractors.

Weigh cell for loaders​

A NEW loader-based weigh cell from RDS Technology, the Weighlog 10, will be on its stand at the show.

Built in to a 4.3-inch colour touchscreen display it can be used for trailer and hopper loading, batch blending or check weighing.

Suitable for use with up to 10 different attachments – like buckets or forks – it can be retrofitted onto compact wheeled loaders, telescopic handlers, forklifts, skidsteer type loaders and tractor loaders.

It measures hydraulic pressure using up to four sensors at a certain position on the lifting cycle, but compensates for pressure changes in the system.

Its storage can hold info on up to 30 products, 30 customers and up to five different recipes for animal feed mixing, keeping accurate records and traceability. Also on show will be a new, simple combinebased moisture meter.