Take con­trol, re­motely

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With grain grow­ers look­ing for ways to im­prove the safety and ef­fi­ciency of their op­er­a­tion, at­ten­tion has of­ten fo­cused on new and in­no­va­tive prod­ucts.

Wim­mera Mallee Ag spare parts in­ter­preter Ai­dan Timms said the Grain­line Re­mote Con­trolled Door sys­tem, de­signed to fit to over the bag­ging door on the tail­gate of a tip­per, was de­vel­oped to make fill­ing seed­ers an easy and one-man op­er­a­tion.

“By in­stalling these on the rear of ex­ist­ing tip­ping body trucks, the user can carry greater loads of seed and fer­tiliser while us­ing ex­ist­ing equip­ment,” he said.

Farm­ers through­out Aus­tralia have proved these sys­tems in­valu­able over the years as a safe and ef­fi­cient way to fill seed­ers.

Mr Timms said the con­cept of be­ing able to open, close and con­trol the flow of ma­te­rial out of a grain door from the plat­form of a seeder had rev­o­lu­tionised this op­er­a­tion.

Man­u­fac­tured in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, the com­pletely wire­less re­mote con­trol sys­tem uses two 12 volt lin­ear ac­tu­a­tors to op­er­ate the doors.

“Lights on the face of the con­trol box in­di­cate which door is op­er­at­ing when it’s in use,” a NSW farmer ex­plained. “By in­stalling V-form di­vi­sions in your tip­per and run­ning trans­fer tubes down to your Rota door, you can set up your tip­ping truck to carry two or three dif­fer­ent prod­ucts.”

Mr Timms said us­ing the re­mote con­trolled door sys­tem could save time, in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and min­imise the risk of ac­ci­dents.

To learn more about the Grain­line Re­mote Con­trolled Door sys­tem, call in to Wim­mera Mallee Ag’s site A69-77 at the Wim­mera Machin­ery Field Days, or call 53 8261 03 or visit www.wim­mera­malleeag.com. au.

ONE MAN JOB: The Grain­line Re­mote Con­trolled Door sys­tem has made fill­ing seed­ers an easy and one-man op­er­a­tion.

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