Leading manufacturers to demo cultivation equipment at Tillage Live

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Visitors to Tillage-Live will be able to see working demonstrations of cultivation equipment from leading manufacturers, together with industry leading experts on hand to discuss the latest agricultural developments at the technical-trade static exhibition area.

Now in its 27th year Tillage-Live returns to Scotland this autumn, organised by the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) on behalf of the industry, the event takes place this Wednesday 26th September 2018 at Dunbar, East Lothian.

The AEA have once again assembled leading machinery manufacturers for demonstrations of cultivation equipment including ploughs, cultivators, conventional, strip tillage and direct drills.

In the live demonstration area there will be an opportunity to see the new Amazone Centaya airdrill together with the Ceus cultivator, alongside Amazone’s range of min-till cultivators, ploughs and trailed drills.

Other working demonstrations will include, the Vaderstad Carrier CrossCutter and Ferox Cultivator, the Lemken Diamant 16 VT semi mounted reversible plough which has many updated features including, wider offset for on-land ploughing and a new hydraulic depth system for the depth wheel and Dale Drills new banded-coulter for seed and fertilizer, together with their new cover crop cutting disc system.

Other exhibitors showcasing a full range of arable machinery and tractors include John Deere, Horsch, Kuhn, Kverneland, New Holland, Pottinger, Vicon and Vogelsang.

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On one of the knowledge trails Trelleborg will be visually demonstrating the importance of correct tyre selection, set-up and use. Their practical demonstrations will show how to improve farming efficiency through protecting soils, improving work rates and minimising fuel use.

This year, Trelleborg will be using 2 identical Valtra T174 tractors joined on a pulley to a Valtra S394, which will act as a break tractor to ensure a constant load goes through the tyres.

Both tractors will be identically set-up in terms of speed and revs with the only difference being one tractor’s tyres are set at a generic pressure, whilst the other has been set up correctly using the Trelleborg Load Calculator (TLC) app.

The demo will show the tractor with the correct tyre pressures and therefore larger footprint and greater traction will arrive before the other.

Guests will be able to visually see the potential time and fuel saving from correct tyre set up as well as the increased damage to soil that incorrect set-up can cause.

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