A NEW range of shear grabs fitted with special Hardox tines that are claimed to be maintenance-free have been launched by SlurryKat, of Northern Ireland.

Based in Co Armagh, the business has been a major player in the shear grab market for the past two years and is now further enhancing its models with the new Hardox tines. They were launched at this week's Royal Ulster Winter Fair.

SlurryKat's first grabs had innovative design features that made them the widest opening grab on the market. This was achieved by using a longer tine design giving unrivalled capacity to working width characteristics.

The company’s flagship ProCut shear grab range has been popular in large dairy units and biogas plants that have demands for high volume daily feeding programmes. Now, its full Hardox tine grab is an alternative to the conventional forged tines.

SlurryKat’s Garth Cairns, said: “As we always strive to be the leaders at what we do, building shear grabs was a new market for us in 2015 and was approached no differently to any other products we manufacture.

“After initial design of these special Hardox tines and prototype testing, refining the overall design of the machine was our focus and we have built the machine around these new tines which are totally maintenance free and offer unparalleled long life wear characteristics."

The new Hardox ProCut range is available in working widths from 1950mm to the bigger 3050mm grab. Prices start from £2850 plus VAT.