Attachment maker ProDig has launched a new folding silage fork ahead of this year’s grass cutting season.
The Mammoth and Taurus ranges of folding forks are available in widths from 3.6m (12ft) to 5.5m (18ft) with weights ranging from 1.5-2.2 tonnes. Tines are 50mm Hardox with a standard length of 1829mm (6ft) with a 2090mm (7ft) option for larger machines, says the company.
Twin high tensile side tines are bolted in place for ease of replacement in the event of damage. An optional tine guard can be fitted for road safety when the fork is foldedwith a maximum width of 2.9m in the transport position
Up top, the spill frame is bolted to the top frame and has been beefed up in line with the rest of the fork. A removable centre section is standard for machines with Z-bar linkage systems, while the entire spill frame can be removed for low roof situations.
Folding sides now feature an adjustable wing locking system for added strength and support even in the most demanding applications. Each wing is hydraulically held in place with an added double pilot check valve safety system.
This prevents creep during operation. It also protects against a wing falling during transport in the event of a hydraulic hose failure. Greaseable 40mm pins are fitted to the double clevis ram ends with 40x50mm replaceable bushings aiding efficiency.
The main pivot pins have been increased to 80x496mm. Again, these are greaseable and feature replaceable bushings to maximise performance and longevity.
The new bottom section is constructed from high yield 12mm folded and fabricated plates with an added 12mm Hardox wear strip fitted along the bottom to increase wear and improve component life.
The Taurus folding fork range can be specified with increased tine spacing if desired with an optional bolt-on maize blade. Both the Mammoth and Taurus range can be specified with customer logos or branding, as well as custom colour schemes.