SIMA 2022: This is the most striking mechanisation news

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The Manurob Loadix at SIMA 2022. - Photo Mark Pasveer
The Manurob Loadix at SIMA 2022. - Photo Mark Pasveer

On Sunday 6 November, SIMA 2022 officially kicked off in Paris. In this overview, Future Farming shows the most striking mechanisation news.

The most eye-catching machine is the autonomous telehandler, developed by start-up Manurob (part of M-Extend group, which also includes front loader manufacturers MX and Manip)

The so-called Loadix is a prototype that can be used to feed cattle, shovel feed or fill a biogas plant. It operates fully electrically via batteries and navigates using various technologies.

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The Loadix operates entirely electrically via batteries and navigates using various techniques. - Photo: Mark Pasveer
The Loadix operates entirely electrically via batteries and navigates using various techniques. - Photo: Mark Pasveer

AgXeed

The autonomous tractors from Dutch company AgXeed can be found on both the Claas and Amazone stands. Both German companies have a stake in the robot manufacturer. Here, on the Claas stand, a four-wheeled tractor coupled to a tedder is shown.

Also read: AgXeed robot tractor test drive: first impression

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On the Claas stand, a four-wheeled AgXeed autonomous tractor coupled to a tedder is shown. - Photo: Mark Pasveer
On the Claas stand, a four-wheeled AgXeed autonomous tractor coupled to a tedder is shown. - Photo: Mark Pasveer

Lemken prototype tine harrow

German machine manufacturer Lemken is showing a prototype tine harrow at Sima 2022. It is equipped with hydraulic cylinders for maintaining constant tine pressure. Each tine is connected via a thin rod to a small cylinder in the central bar at the front. Thanks to the cylinders, the tines also fold automatically for transport.

According to Lemken, the construction ensures that the tine pressure remains constant, regardless of the angle the tine makes. The pressure, which can vary from 100 grams to 5 kg per tine, is then identical between and on the ridges in, say, a potato crop. An accumulator buffers the hydraulics when needed.

The tine spacing is 31.25 mm and the harrow has four tine bars and eight rows of tines, for a total of 32 tines per metre working width.

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According to Lemken, the construction ensures that tine pressure remains constant regardless of the angle the tine makes. - Photo: Mark Pasveer
According to Lemken, the construction ensures that tine pressure remains constant regardless of the angle the tine makes. - Photo: Mark Pasveer

Lemken blue or Steketee red

The harrow on the Lemken stand has a working width of 9.19 metres. At least a 6-metre version will also follow. We will have to wait a while for that, as Lemken will not show the final version at Agritechnica for another year. Partly for this reason, the prototype has been painted black. Another reason is that Lemken has not yet decided whether the harrow will be sold in Lemken blue or Steketee red.

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Each tooth is connected via a thin rod to a small cylinder in the central bar at the front. - Photo: Mark Pasveer
Each tooth is connected via a thin rod to a small cylinder in the central bar at the front. - Photo: Mark Pasveer

Spectre: New brand name in sprayers

Spectre is the new brand name for sprayers from Excel Group. Agrifac, Berthoud and Technoma, among others, belong to the Excel Group. Under the brand name Spectre, two sprayers were shown at SIMA 2022. One sprayer is to the “French model” with spray booms at the front. The other machine has the spray booms at the back and a lift cab at the front.

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This machine with rear booms and a lift cab at the front is one of two sprayers introduced by Excel Group under the brand name Spectre at SIMA 2022. - Photo: Mark Pasveer
This machine with rear booms and a lift cab at the front is one of two sprayers introduced by Excel Group under the brand name Spectre at SIMA 2022. - Photo: Mark Pasveer

PWM spraying technology

The aluminium booms are made by Berthoud, with PWM (pulsed modulation) spraying technology. The working width ranges from 36 to 44 metres.

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Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming



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