Moose Industries Hydraulic Coulters for Sale

A South Australian engineer has developed a hydraulic coulter system to suit fixed frame seeder bars.

Nigel Eckermann, of Moose Industries, said his system was designed to provide a lift mechanism for turning at the end of a row without having to lift the whole bar.

“We saw the need for a coulter to fit on to a fixed frame machine, such as a Seed Hawk, Simplicity SeedMaster, Bourgault Paralink or Morris Contour,” Mr Eckermann said.

“With these machines the frame will lift and the coulters will lift with them to get ground clearance, but our system will just lift the coulters hydraulically.”

He said besides reducing hydraulic load on the tractor in lifting and saving fuel, pressure on the coulter could also be adjusted.

“You can hydraulically adjust the downward pressure to give you a bit more control,” Mr Eckermann said.

“If you’re coming up to a rocky reef, you can either back off the pressure or lift the coulters out of the ground.

“Then when you’re in clear ground again, you can dial up your pressure. The alternative is to get out and manually pin up each coulter unit, which isn’t something people want to do when time’s the issue.”

The system can be controlled from the cabin and the mounts are interchangeable with cheaper spring units.

Mr Eckermann said while prices varied depending on the specification, a spring unit costs about $980 compared to $1400 for the hydraulic version.

“So if you went with an entry level spring system to start with, it can be simply upgraded to hydraulics,” he said.

The disc coulters are imported from South Africa and are made from boron steel.

Large pins and bushes were used for mounting to increase surface area and reduce wear on the pivot points.

Mr Eckermann said while the hydraulic coulters were designed for fixed seeder bars, they could be used on other machines.

Moose Industries grain doors now with remotip integration option

‘Moose Industries’ Tailgate Doors are built tough to withstand the harshest of conditions.

We use an “LA14” actuator which has a Metal body and Stainless Rod (foregoing) LA12 which has a Plastic Body and Rod. The LA14 actuator is a quality, tough actuator, with a high IP degree and aluminum housing. This makes the LA14 actuator ideal for use in harsh and demanding environments. Customers can still choose to use the LA12 actuator to reduce cost, it’s totally up to the consumer.

We use stainless steel in the manufacturing of our Grain Doors to significantly prolong the life of the Grain Door. All of our manual Tailgate Doors are designed to allow an easy upgrade to remote control at any time and are available in Aluminum or Stainless. Overall, our tailgate doors are hard wearing and long lasting and certainly prove to be more cost-effective over time.

Moose Industries have partnered with ‘Remotip’, to offer our customers the option to integrate the ‘Remote Tipper Control’ system with their ‘Moose Industries’ Grain Door.

The system is relatively easy to use. A control box is mounted behind the truck’s cabin.
It taps into the truck’s air lines to raise or lower the tipper hydraulics through a handheld remote control device. The remote control eliminates the need for the driver to keep the truck door open and keep returning to the cabin to operate the trailer hydraulics. The ‘Remotip’ is suitable for single trailer and B-double trucks and can also incorporate other functions onto the same handset like engine and actuator control.

‘Remotip’ Features Include:
• Install anywhere on the truck
• Connect air and power and it’s ready to use
• Uses industry leading Lodar remote controls
• Choice of 3 easy to use remote handsets
• Safety Solenoid stops any movement instantly when activated
• Suitable for all trailer configurations using hydraulic PTO
• Optional inline air filter available
• Over 60 meter (200 feet) range
• Can be used in conjunction with existing PTO controls or as a standalone system
• All components housed in an IP 66 weatherproof enclosure
• Two-year warranty

Moose Industries are excited to be working with ‘Remotip’ to supply the best and toughest Tailgate Doors and Remote Controlled Systems for trucks working in Australia’s harsh conditions.

To find out more visit ‘Remotip’ www.remotip.com.au

SEEDING 2016 (Coulters – Press Wheels – DBS Adaptors)

Seeding season 2016 is fast approaching…we hope you were all able to relish in some ‘down time’ during the holidays. We have been working hard to make sure that our designs for Coulters, Hydraulic Coulters, Press Wheels and Grain Doors, are still the most robust and innovative on the market.

We have recently updated our design software, and are excited to be able to use the most up to date 3D modelling tools to animate and test our designs for durability and efficiency. Not only do our products look good, they are smart, innovative and robust. Moose Industries Press Wheels, Coulters and Grain doors are ready to serve you this seeding season.

Orders are essential, to ensure timely delivery of your Coulters and Press Wheels. At present, we manufacture to order, in Australia. Your Coulters and Press Wheels can be assembled by Moose Industries, or alternatively, we can flat pack them to be assembled by you, reducing costs to you.

Moose Industries DBS Adaptors are available, to update your DBS axles and save you, the farmer, on down time during seeding 2016. For more information on our DBS Coulter Adaptors, please contact us by your preferred method, during business hours.