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TAS Country : April 28th 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011 Tasmanian Country 55 2011 New system for better coverage ON THEIR FEET: The Vetmarker is an award-winning lamb-marking chute. TIME to upgrade your lamb-marking chute or buy a new chute? Think no further than the Vetmar- ker, a marking chute which self-locks onto docking yards, sprays lambs for flystrike and releases them back on their feet. The Vetmarker has won awards in Australia and New Zealand and it has been developed further during the past year. A new spray system will apply the flystrike application from 10-20ml in the full drop of the release system. The benefits of this are that there will be a better coverage area on the lamb and pressure has been reduced on the side-mounted drench gun, which has a new valve designed for this system. The spray unit works on a full stroke. Once the handle is unlocked the spray automatically activates during the full release of the lamb. The speed used to pull the handle dictates the area of the lamb the spray covers. A slow release will cover mainly the crutch area and a faster speed is set to cover the lamb from the crutch over the back. There are also variations depend- ing on the lamb. The best operation has been found to be pulling the handle on a continuous full stroke. For clear sprays, food colouring can be added to the spray mix. This will ensure the operator is aware of the area the spray is covering. John Fenemor, the designer of the Vetmarker lamb marking chute, will be demonstrating its use at this year's Agfest. N 84 North St Lithium provides improved power in shearing gear THE last 12 months have seen Handypiece go from strength to strength. Since winning the major award for innovation at the Sheepvention in 2009, around 1100 Handypieces have been sold in Australia and New Zealand. Last year Handypiece won an award for the best improvement for equip- ment used for wool har- vesting and shearing. The award was a result of developing purpose- designed lithium batteries. The lithium battery lasts 2-3 times longer than a conventional one and weighs only 1.2kg instead of 2.4kg. Now it is possible to shear 45-50 sheep or clip 400 cow tails from one charge. These new-generation batteries give a lot more grunt as they are running at 13.5 volts instead of 12 volts. The new lithium battery runs at the same output for 90 per cent of the use, then turns off to protect it. Recharge time is 2-3 hours, and the five-meter extension cord can be plug- gedintoanATV,uteor any 12V power supply. N 84 North St Powerful new Lions roar to contention AUSTRIAN machinery manufacturer Alois Poet- tinger Maschinenfabrik has a great reputation for its products for fodder con- servation. Poettinger is the largest manufacturer worldwide of loaderwagons and is improving and developing its range for soil prep- aration equipment. Poettinger also makes power harrows, stubble cultivators, short disc har- rows and seed drills. In 2009 Poettinger laun- ched the Lion 3002 and 4002 in Europe. The first ma- chine sold in Australia was in early 2011 in Tasmania. It will also be shown for the first time at Agfest. The 3m and 4m Lions are built for tough con- ditions with their 250hp gearbox and reinforced driveline. 450 Fourth Ave DUNGHILL PRESS AT AGFEST! Two new publications • ORGANIC GROWING MAGAZINES ON DISC All 74 magazines (1976-94) Plus Index • RUMINATIONS of a POO-OLOGIST Dung Beetles in Tasmania Plenty of colour photos Lots of yarns Site M118 (Tasmanian Organics) or Ph: 03 6435 1319 See our range at Agfest Site 151 First Street 2008687-110429 2091587-110429 FREE John Deere 10P Trailer with LA105 Ride-On Ride-On Prices from $3300 LA105 -- 19.5 hp -- 42" cut -- Geardrive AGFEST SITE 917 NINTH AVENUE NORTH WEST MOWERS 25 North Terrace, Burnie 7320 Ph 03 6431 417
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