Coola­mon All Rounder chaser bin New Hol­land meth­ane trac­tor

Coola­mon re­leases worldfirst 3-in-1 chaser bin

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The new multi-pur­pose Coola­mon All Rounder com­bines a chaser bin, seed and su­per grouper and fer­tiliser spreader into one ma­chine.

The Rive­rina-man­u­fac­tured All Rounder is the first of its kind, says Coola­mon Chaser Bins gen­eral man­ager Heath Hutcheon.

“The All Rounder func­tions as a chaser bin at har­vest time, a seed-su­per unit at sow­ing time, and a fer­tiliser spreader through­out the year,” Hutcheon says.

“The All Rounder ef­fec­tively re­places two other ma­chines in the ma­chin­ery shed. It de­creases cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture and cuts op­er­at­ing costs due to hir­ing ma­chines or pay­ing con­trac­tors, while the large vol­ume spread­ing op­tion al­lows grow­ers to in­crease pro­duc­tion.

“The All Rounder gives the grower the abil­ity to spread two dif­fer­ent vari­able rates at once, re­duc­ing spread­ing passes.”

Cur­rently in pro­duc­tion, the All Rounder will come in four mod­els – 22, 28, 34 and 40.

“In this ma­chine, and ev­ery­thing we de­sign, we are al­ways look­ing to the mar­ket and what farm­ers want us to de­liver,’’ Hutcheon says. “The All Rounder has al­ready cap­tured the at­ten­tion of the in­dus­try.”

Dur­ing har­vest time, the Coola­mon All Rounder will func­tion as a hy­drauli­cally op­er­ated chaser bin.

Its large drop­per box trans­fers grain from the con­veyor belt to the dual de­liv­ery augers.

The All Rounder comes equipped with dual 14-inch un­load­ing augers and an 800mm wide troughed con­veyor belt.

Its spreader is driven by Haze Ag 600mm twin spin­ners which feed out from the ma­chine’s rear hop­per.

“We have part­nered with Richard Hazelton from Haze Ag as we see syn­er­gies in our prod­ucts that are both lead­ing-edge and ahead of the in­dus­try,” Hutcheon says.

“We wanted to re­design how a con­ven­tional seed-su­per unit was done, and the way we did that was to use a con­veyor belt with the two augers out the front so it looked like a con­ven­tional chaser bin.”

The All Rounder has a trans­port width of un­der 3.5m.

Its rear-steer­ing op­tion helps with its turn­ing cir­cle, re­duc­ing the laneway and pad­dock dam­age that oc­curs with fixed wheels.

Buy­ers will have the op­tion of a tracked un­der­car­riage sys­tem de­signed to re­duce ground pres­sure be­tween 60 and 70 per cent com­pared to tra­di­tional tyre sys­tems, and max­imise ground con­tact and sup­port over un­even ter­rain.

Other standard op­tions in­clude weight scales, rear steer­ing, side de­liv­ery chute, right-hand de­liv­ery auger, flota­tion tyres, light pack and cam­era pack.

The All Rounder will be show­cas­ing its abil­i­ties through­out the coun­try in the com­ing months, Coola­mon says.

Left: Con­cept draw­ing of the Coola­mon All Rounder

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