The Kramer stand featured the flagship model, the KL 60.8 all-wheel steer loader. This is the first one of its kind in the country to date.
The loader is powered by a 156hp (116kW) Deutz engine, meeting stage IV emission regulations.
The KL 60.8 is claimed to have a 3865mm turning radius leaving it a highly manoeuvrable loader for its size. It is fitted with a hydrostatic transmission capable of 40km/h, with an operating weight of 10,000kg. The loader is fitted with a 150 l/min hydraulic pump as standard but a larger 180 l/min pump can be opted for. Perhaps a loader to watch out for over the coming months.
The new Kramer KL60.8 wheeled loader.
On the R Kennedy stand, seen the New Holland T6.180 tractor fitted with the most recent Dynamic Command transmission (DCT). This model is the first six cylinder New Holland tractor to feature the Dynamic command transmission which based around a three-range, eight-step semi-powershift Dual Clutch concept.
Both the odd and even numbered gears have a separate shaft and clutch. Power is then simply modulated between the two clutches as an odd gear is disengaged with one clutch, the second clutch is engaging the even gear ratio. This is a simple arrangement, yet extremely efficient New Holland claim.
The New Holland T6.180 is the first six-cylinder model from New Holland to feature its DCT transmission.
Thompson 16t dump trailer
TBF Thompson has been manufacturing dump trailers for many years now in Coleraine, Co Derry. At this year's show, Thompson had its 16t dump trailer on display. These dump trailers come standard with a high level of specification, including Hardox steel for increased wear and high-speed commercial axles with 560/60 R 22.5 BKT tyres.
Thompson 16t dump trailer.
One of the standout tractors was the JCB 4220, powered by a six-cylinder Sisu 6.6l engine outputting a maximum power of 235hp with 950Nm of torque. The tractor is equipped with a two-range CVT transmission and is capable of travelling at speeds of 60km/h at 1,600rpm. It is fitted with JCB’s CommandPlus cab with an all-round self-levelling suspension system.
The JCB 4420 is fitted with a 6.6l Sisu engine.
Kverneland IXtrack T3 sprayer
The Kverneland IXtrack T3 is a new sprayer to the Irish market. It is designed with a focus on a short, low and compact design and is available with two tank sizes – 2,600l and 3,200l. It is fully Isobus compatible as standard, with the included iXclean Pro automatic valve management system, and all functions are controlled from the cab.
The frame of the new T3 is now riveted instead of welded for a more robust construction, claims Kverneland. Boom widths range from 18m to 30m.
Other features of the sprayer include iXflow spray line recirculation system, GeoSpray function for individual nozzle control and an optional steering system allowing a maximum steering angle of 32°.
Kverneland's new IXtrack T3 sprayer.
Antonio Carraro manufactures compact tractors for specialised work such as vineyard and orchard operations. On the Ballyward Plant Services (BPS) stand was the Antonio Carraro TN 5800 tractor.
This particular model is designed for working on hills and mountains. It is fitted with a 49.7hp four cylinder Yanmar engine and weighs in at 1,630kg. The tractors sees a short wheel base and a tight steering radius for agile movement in crop rows.
Interestingly, its chassis allows for longitudinal oscillation or pivoting movement up to 15°, which allows the tractor to maintain traction on the most uneven and challenging conditions.
The Antonio Carraro TN 5800.