INNOVATIVE PINE SHAVING SUPPLIER USES JCB TELEHANDLERS
Straw Services Australia purchased a 541-70 Agripro telehandler through their local dealer Agriquip. According to Anthony Beck, director of Straw Services Australia the new Agripro transmission is superior to other telehandlers.
Straw Services Australia has been operating for over 30 years throughout New South Wales and Victoria. The business supplies pine shavings to produce stores and major poultry farms. Produce stores sell the pine shavings as pet beds for small horses, guinea pigs, rabbits and cats. Straw Services Australia is a supplier of choice for major poultry farms because of their high quality pine shavings.
The company has developed many innovative new products. Pine shavings can be used in cat litter, wooden pellets and specialised cosmetic products (because of their bio-degradable qualities).
What are Pine Shavings?
Pine shavings are a by-product of timber logs. Timber logs are sent to a dry mill where 10-12% of the timber is taken off to remove sharp edges. The timber shavings are picked up by Straw Services Australia and rehandled to produce pine shavings.
The 541-70 Telehandler
Straw Services Australia uses their 541- 70 Agripro telehandler to load and unload trucks, bailers and general material handling. They use a 4.5m3 bucket on the front of the telehandler to lift pine shavings up to 7 metres high.
The 541-70 telehandler productivity has improved by up to 19%*. A compact wheel base and large steering lock angles makes this telescopic handler extremely manoeuvrable which saves you time on the farm. 4WD is standard so that traction is assured at all times and 2WD is available at the flick of a switch which minimises tyre wear and fuel use when roading. Crab steer can quickly manoeuvrer you closer to walls and farm buildings. Regenerative hydraulics ensure very fast cycle times and the auto smooth ride system engages at speeds over 4km/h giving you improved load retentions, comfort and greater productivity. Attachment changes are quick and easy with JCB’s quickhitch system and JCB’s auto bucket control technology makes it easier to meter out or fully empty material from your bucket or much fork via a button on the joystick.
JCB EcoMAX engines are fitted with a variable speed cooling fan that automatically reacts to ambient temperatures, adjusting fan speed to maximise fuel efficiency and reduce in cab noise levels. You can expect 34%* fuel savings when load placing, 15%* efficiency savings on rehandling and 18%* fuel savings over the tier 3 models. JCB’s new hydraulic regeneration system uses a unique pilot-operated counterbalance valve to harness gravitational force, making lowering and retracting the boom more efficient than ever. This system reduces cycle times by up to 20% and fuel consumption by up to 4.4%.
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
JCB’s two-stage boom is designed for great lifting and reaching as well as durability and versatility. The large boom is U-shaped and overlaps for over 1.0m with fully welded closing plates to ensure strength and longevity of the boom. Hydraulic hoses are intelligently routed through the boom for maximum protection. The centrally mounted lift, tilt and extension rams eliminate twisting and are held in place by centrally-mounted keyhole castings for even greater structural integrity. Bonnets are protected from damage by being side-mounted and recessed.
JCB telehandlers are easy to use with excellent visibility thanks to a low profile engine bonnet and improved upward air expulsion. To keep operators comfortable external noise levels have been reduced and air conditioning is fitted as standard to keep users focused.
The low boom profile and low boom pivot make for superb rear and all round visibility. Reversing alarms come as standard on all JCB telehandlers with a lift height of 7 metres or more. These telehandlers come equipped with fold-up rear lights that can be kept clear and well protected from typical farm damage. Experience excellent cab access with three points of contact and ergonomically positioned grabs, handles and foot step.
All daily checks and greasing can be carried out at ground level for quick and easy servicing. Every fluid filter (engine oil, hydraulic oil and fuel) is centrally located for fast, easy servicing. The air filter is easily accessed too, and its double-element design simplifies cleaning. The diesel tank is accessible from the ground level. You can open the lockable cover for the battery with the ignition key. A dry lubricant system means our wear pads are extremely durable, with service intervals of 500 hours.
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