Gil­trap Bale Feeder Re­lease

Farm World News - - Farm World 2016 -

Gil­trap have an­nounced the re­lease of their proven range of bale feed­ers on to the Aus­tralian mar­ket.

The Gil­trap name is well known for high qual­ity farm ma­chin­ery and the bale feed­ers are no ex­cep­tion.

Gil­trap took over the 30 year old DML brand in 2005 and the ex­pe­ri­enced de­sign team have worked with farm­ers to de­velop easy to op­er­ate, ver­sa­tile and low main­te­nance bale feed­ers.

As with most trailed bale feed­ers the feed out area and the load­ing sys­tem do the most work.

Gil­trap have paid par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the feed out area by lo­cat­ing the ag­gres­sive feed bars at an op­ti­mum spac­ing to en­sure bales of all types from hard to soft core are ef­fi­ciently fed out.

Re­li­a­bil­ity, longevity and strength of drive chains are what most farm­ers look for. The use of large pro­file 7500 and 15000lb solid pin roller chains sat­is­fies that de­sire. Chain ad­justers on cast bear­ings make light work of chain ten­sion­ing if needed.

Fully en­closed drive shafts pre­vent feed from wrap­ping around them, and in turn save time by not hav­ing to clean them.

The use of Gil­trap’s proven cast bear­ings re­quire min­i­mal ser­vice but have long last­ing ben­e­fits. A sim­ple push or pull of the trac­tor’s hy­draulic re­mote con­trols pro­vide feed­ing out to ei­ther side.

On trailed feed­ers, safe load­ing of bales of var­i­ous shapes and weights, plus the re­moval of dif­fer­ent types of wrap­ping is a se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion for all users.

Gil­trap’s unique se­quen­tial hy­draulic load­ing sys­tem pro­vides peace of mind that bales up to 1500kg in weight will be eas­ily and gen­tly loaded onto the feed bed.

Full con­trol of the bale at any po­si­tion dur­ing load­ing fur­ther en­hances this process. Bales are se­curely spiked for load­ing, then lifted to a con­ve­nient po­si­tion for the re­moval of plas­tic or net wrap, and then low­ered care­fully onto the feed bed.

Gil­trap have de­signed the load­ing mech­a­nism in such a way that when the spikes are pulled from the bale, it is not lifted off the feed bed.

Know­ing where to po­si­tion the spikes to pick up the bale is sim­ply taken care of by an in­ge­nious stop on the lift­ing frame.

Sta­bil­ity is al­ways a safety con­cern when feed­ing out and that is why the Gil­trap G2X2 has an ad­justable axle and a swivel tow­ing eye.

The larger rolling di­am­e­ter of the 11.5/80x15.3 wheels make tow­ing the G2X2 easy and in sit­u­a­tions where more flota­tion is re­quired, wheels can be sim­ply up­graded to the larger 400/60-15.5.

Stor­age for the re­moved wrap or net is al­ways a frus­tra­tion. The G2X2 comes stan­dard with a large ca­pac­ity twine box fit­ted to the front of the unit.

The stream­lined shape of the twine box al­lows for sharp turns.

The lid is se­curely held closed with a heavy duty mag­net which can also be used to hold a knife in a re­cess un­der the lid.

Gil­trap have also drawn on feed­back from users of three point link­age feed­ers to de­velop the G2 which has proven to be a very re­li­able and easy to op­er­ate feeder.

Be­ing able to load and op­er­ate the G2 link­age feeder from ei­ther end saves time through less trac­tor move­ments. The feed out bed in­cor­po­rates many of the same fea­tures as the trailed feeder.

Keep­ing weight close to the back of the trac­tor is achieved by hav­ing the lower link­age points mounted inside the full width head stock, mean­ing smaller trac­tors can han­dle this ma­chine with ease.

The head­stock has bolt-in high ten­sile tynes for load­ing bales and car­ry­ing the feed out bed.

Once cou­pled up, the two com­po­nents are se­curely held to­gether with a lock­ing pin, eas­ily re­leased with a rope pull. High ten­sile cast steel drive cou­plings pro­vide a long last­ing, pos­i­tive drive to the feed out chains.

Like the trailed G2X2 feeder the link­age G2 in­cor­po­rates many of the same fea­tures pro­vid­ing the op­er­a­tor a feeder that can re­li­ably and ef­fi­ciently feed out their bales for many years.

The G2X2 trailed feeder and the G2 link­age feeder pro­vide many ben­e­fits to pur­chasers and Gil­trap rec­om­mends any­body con­sid­er­ing a new bale feeder to speak with their lo­cal Gil­trap dis­trib­u­tor.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion go to www.giltra­ Call Gil­trap on 1800 127 030 Email sales@giltra­pag.

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