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TAS Country : October 28th 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010 Tasmanian Country 25 Advertising feature Grain harvesting System moves grain without pain The effort associated with moving and positioning grain augers and increasing or reducing their height is a typical situation that involves strain and risk.' FARMERS are increasin- gly mindful of finding safer and more efficient ways of operating, reduc- ing effort and increasing effectiveness. In other words, they must work smarter, not harder. The effort associated with moving and position- ing grain augers and in- creasing or reducing their height is a typical situ- ation that involves strain and risk, yet is a frequent and necessary task many farmers face. There is now a smarter, safer way. Grainline has devel- oped the new Hydraulic Wheel Drive-and-Lift sys- tem, which allows the operator to control all auger functions, to raise and lower its height, and to manoeuvre and drive the auger, all managed by simple finger-tip controls. No more straining and lifting and no more heavy manual labour. The auger is propelled by a large, deep-grooved, lug tyre on the third wheel which gives posi- tive grip and provides a gentle smooth control. By steering the drive wheel hydraulically, accurate and effortless positioning can be achieved by operat- ing a single multi-valve joystick. A back-breaking task has now become a simple and pleasant oper- ation from a safe, central location. The Grainline Hy- draulic Drive-and-Lift sys- tem is standard on 15.24m x 255mm, 17m x 255mm and 19.8m x 255mm augers because of their size and weight but is optional on any smaller petrol-driven Grainline auger which has a third wheel assembly. This fea- ture can also be retro- fitted to existing Grain- line augers without any necessity for engine or gearbox upgrades. Delmade's association with Grainline is a long- standing relationship where ideas have been shared. Both are Australian family businesses manu- facturing quality agricul- tural products that have been developed and proven to last and per- form under the test of extreme Australian con- ditions. Grainline augers have been used in Delmade Super Field Bins and Super Truck Bins for many years for this reason and Delmade con- tinues to distribute and service Grainline augers in Tasmania with com- plete confidence in the quality and performance of the products. Let Delmade introduce you to Grainline and help you ''move your grain without the strain''. A Delmade finance deal will stop the drain and ease the pain. For more information, contact Delmade on 1800 355 623. Or you can visit www.delmade.com.au Farmers urged to be wary PRIMARY producers are regularly faced with the need to take advantage of brief opportunities when harvesting commodities. There is often pressure to complete tasks while crops are at their opti- mum. Long hours and hard work are usually required to achieve maximum re- turn for the farmers' year- long efforts to make an income. But many things can go wrong. They include: Machinery breakdowns, Injury or illness. Inclement weather. Transport system break- downs. During the past financial year, one third of all fatalities in Victorian workplaces year were far- mers. A large number of farm- related deaths are caused by machinery and unsafe practices/behaviour when using the machinery. So it goes without saying that safe behaviour is para- mount. Gus Zelinski, 62, a far- mer in Canada, is warning people not to let the need for speed get in the way of safety. Zelinski lost his hand in a farm accident 40 years ago and now has a hook where his right hand used to be. He remembers the day he was helping his father harvest a crop when he had the accident. ''I was cleaning a piece of machin- ery and my father acciden- tally pushed the lever up to clean the auger out,'' Zelin- ski said. ''My hand was in there and it made two wraps and took the hand off.'' Four decades later, the hook is a constant re- minder that farming is fraught with hazards. Zelinski hopes farmers will keep safety in mind in the coming months and beyond. He said there were sev- eral ways to prevent injur- ies and fatalities including: Searching for hazards. Ensuring everyone is safe at all times. Making sure machin- ery and storage units/ silos are in perfect work- ing order before harvest- ing commences and at the beginning of each day. Ensuring spare parts are on hand for common breakdowns. Making sure guards are in place on all moving parts. Ensuring workers are skilled, healthy and not fatigued. Making sure safe oper- ating procedures are con- veyed to all personnel. Ensuring 'No Go Areas' are well defined. Completing a checklist of pre-operating pro- cedures. Making sure workers wear appropriate cloth- ing. Southern Farming Systems Spring Field Day Barley Trials -- Malting Quality Guest Speakers: Nick Poole (FAR), Rueben Wells (RuralSmart) Meixue Zhou (Barley Breeder) When: Friday, 26th November 2010 Where: "Riccarton", Campbell Town 1.30 pm -- 3.30 pm Member Only Event - New Members Welcome RSVP: 23rd November Cilla Lawrence,Tas Branch Coordinator M: 0438 765 775 • E: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.sfs.org.au 2010233-101029 a ing he s rain rom mo ing our grain. Aus ralian armer s r Drive Options Aus ralian armer s r ensi e range i ge mone ac guaran ee! ne g n n t re in 2016592-101029 www.delmade.com.au Freecall 1800 335 623
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