Maxlife, an infused tungsten carbide treatment which aims to extend the working life of ground-contacting parts, is being launched by Bourgault Tillage Tools (BTT).
Ian Clayton-Bailey, managing director of Bourgault UK, the Canadian company’s UK subsidiary, believes this will help users to reduce their wearing metal costs.
He said: “The treatment can extend the working life of parts by between 300% and 800%. Maxlife is a heat-applied weld pool containing solid chunks of tungsten carbide, which are spread evenly across the face of the wearing part.”
Mr Clayton-Bailey explained that the success of the product is its field-tested durability: there is no chipping or flaking of weld deposits, even during high-impact use.
“It is a cost-effective option for high wear applications across a range of parts and has already proven effective when used on harrow tines, sweeps, spikes, shanks and disc scrapers.”
With farmers facing higher bills in the current financial climate, cost-reducing elements will be welcomed by customers.
Bourgault UK has had a successful year, seeing an almost 100% increase in business over previous years. The parent company’s 30 years of experience have been essential in ensuring success in the current climate. Mr Clayton-Bailey put the company’s achievements down to the diverse and versatile range of parts available for UK farms due to the wide-ranging soil types, climate and topography.
He said: “That range of parts means we can meet the needs of farmers all across the country.”
Further product developments for Bourgault’s VOS drilling system are also being launched. Having previously been used on Horsch CO and Sprinter drills, it will now also be available as a tine conversion for the Weaving Sabre Tine, Amazone Cayena and Kuhn Megant drills.
For more information go to www.bttuk.com