Engine-Powered Tillage Doubles Tractor Output
A British company has come up with a new tillage tool that requires only 100 hp. to pull even though it does 220 hp. of work.
The Newbern Power Frame combines a front set of deep working chisel shanks with the surface cultivation of a rotary cultivator attached at the rear. The cultivator's powered by its own 122 hp. engine.
The pulling tractor (minimum 100 hp.) is required to pull the front chisel section while the engine drives the rotary cultivator by means of a 1,000 rpm shaft to the cultivator gearbox.
The idea was developed by a British farmer who wanted larger equipment but didn't want to invest in larger tractors to pull it. Bernewode Designs Ltd., has since begun manufacturing the unit. The company sells an 8-ft. wide Power Frame for $18,000. "That, plus the cost of a 100 hp. tractor, amounts to less than half the cost of a 220 hp. tractor plus implements," says a company representative.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bernewode Designs, Ltd., Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, Aylesbury, Bucks, England (ph 08447 801).

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