Posted on 17th November 2021
The UK’s leading manufacturer of replacement wearing parts will reveal the latest addition to its range of low disturbance subsurface cultivation points at LAMMA 2022.
Agricast will be showing visitors to Stand 328 in Hall 20, its new Stealth Xtra (STX) point.
Compatible with the HE-VA Stealth and Evolution machines, Agricast’s STX point has been designed to offer several improvements over the original design. The new point can also be retrofitted to any existing subsurface cultivator or subsoiler using Agricast’s in-house fabrication service.
The Agricast STX point features an innovative system to prevent the point from moving from side to side, thus reducing wear on the 15mm-thick, 500mm Hardox leg. Agricast has designed the point so that wings can be bolted onto it, giving farmers the option of lifting more soil if desired. Agricast has also improved the durability of the shin and added a larger Tungsten tip on the nose.
Another area in which Agricast has innovated is to the rear of the point, where the bolt is hidden in the shadow of the wing, significantly reducing wear to the fixing bolt, which is a common problem.
The STX is the third part to be added to Agricast’s range of low disturbance points, joining the Low Disturbance Xtra – LDX and the Grassland Xtra – GLX, which was launched in December 2020.
The GLX, Agricast’s fastest-growing product, is designed for medium-depth cultivation, with minimal soil disturbance, and is backwards compatible with the Sumo GLS and grassland legs.
Agricast’s range of packers will also be taking centre-stage at LAMMA, with the company showcasing its STP-650 – steel tensioned packer and LCP-600 low-cost packer using recycled rings.
Designed with a shouldered profile and customisable spacing to leave an open surface, which dries out quickly in the wind, Agricast’s packers reduce smearing and soil flattening. In the last 12 months, Agricast has manufactured over 30 packers for a wide range of machines, including new OEM machines and replacements for Spaldings, Horsch, and Sumo.
Agricast’s PRR 610 and 710 will also be on show. Developed over 18 months, both rings offer outstanding durability and enhanced poor weather performance. Improved traction is achieved thanks to the small cutaways on the outside of the wheel, allowing it to shatter or fissure hard, dry soil effectively. As well as being around 30% cheaper than the original, Agricast’s boron steel Press Roll Rings offers greater durability, being 6mm thick.
“LAMMA is an incredibly important part of the farming calendar, and we missed exhibiting last year,” says William Robinson, Agricast’s managing director. “We are really looking forward to January and having the opportunity to showcase some of our most popular products, like the packers and PRRs. It will also be fantastic to be able to introduce people to our latest product – the STX. We will also be talking about the next generation of our Grassland Xtra point, which will be available in or around quarter two of 2022.”
Established in 1987 and based on the family’s Lincolnshire farm, Agricast is the UK’s leading Cambridge roll ring specialist and also supplies a wide range of press rings, disc blades and subsoiler wear parts. The company also offers bespoke alterations and fabrication services.