Wearing parts specialist, Agricast, will introduce its latest press ring roll at Lamma in January. The PRR-560-LW is the fourth addition to the range, which was launched back in 2018 and includes the 610, 710 and 610-LW.
Designed for use with the Simba Mounted Xpress, as well as retrofittable to other cultivators including the McConnel Shakarator, the new ring has a 560mm diameter, and is slightly thicker for improved durability and longevity.
“Our new 560mm lightweight ring completes our range of press roll rings,” said William Robinson, managing director. “Our PRR 610 and 710s have been incredibly well received since they were introduced in 2018. Since then, we have sold more than 150 tonnes of this style of ring and are only starting to see our first customers ordering replacement rings – that’s how well they’re made and how long they last!
“The new 560mm lightweight ring, which will be on stand at LAMMA and is in stock now, has been developed in response to enquiries from people wanting us to complete our range, so we’re confident it will be a popular product.”
The PRR range is manufactured with heat-treated Boron and is said to be longer-lasting than cast ring wheels. The new unit is a closed wheel, preventing stones from jamming, and has an improved design with small cutaways to improve traction and the soil working capabilities.
“As well as being around 30% cheaper than the original, Agricast’s Press Roll Ring offers greater durability, being 6mm thick rather than 5mm. With 20% more metal in these rings to start with, we are offering a longer-lasting product that will not wear through as quickly on the shoulders,” added Mr Robinson.
According to one user in South Yorkshire, who uses PRR units on a 5m Watkins Quad Till: “In 2018, we fitted Agricast’s 610 PRRs instead of original Simba blades. The last set of Simba blades covered around 9,000 to 10,000 acres before we needed to replace them.
“The first set of Agricast PRR blades did around 12,000 acres, and the second set, which is on the machine now, is wearing equally well. Both sets have withstood impact damage from limestone far better than the OEM parts.”
For more information go to www.agricast.net