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Shelbourne's LAMMA 2019 launches cater for larger herds and bigger hedges!

18th December 2018

Two new machines will be making their debuts on the Shelbourne Reynolds stand at LAMMA 2019, each with higher capacities designed to tackle larger-scale tasks.


New Powermix Plus 24 and 30 diet feeders


With those farms committed to dairy and beef farming continuing to grow in size, many now require greater capacities than the largest models in the existing Powermix Pro diet feeder range are able to provide, without compromising mixing and feeding times. This has led to the creation of new 24 and 30 cu m Powermix Plus models to complement the Powermix Pro machines of up to 25 cu m, which remain in production. Key features include replaceable lower tub liner sections, a first for Shelbourne Reynolds, aimed at helping maximise machine life and minimise lifetime running costs.


“With many farms increasing herd sizes around existing buildings, Powermix Plus machines have been designed to offer higher capacities and swifter processing and feed-out times without greatly-increased dimensions,” explains Neil Smith, sales and marketing director at Shelbourne Reynolds.


“To meet the needs of businesses that may be mixing up to 150t/day of feed, we’ve created a machine that’s been beefed up in a number of key areas, ranging from the axles to the tub design and from the feed-out conveyor to the gearbox. However, machine size has been kept compact, with the 24 cu m model only 3.0m tall and 2.8m wide at the top of the tub.”


Mounted on a separate chassis, in a design concept used on existing Powermix Pro models, the tub on Powermix Plus machines sits on six two-inch weigh cells, for high-accuracy weighing. Further chassis specification includes a 24-tonne capacity tandem axle with parabolic spring suspension, 435/50 R19.5 tyres and robust steel mudguards. Air braking and a steering rear axle are optional.


“The key wear area and the point which often determines length of life of many diet feeders is the lower tub wall, where the mix comes into closest contact with the steel,” points out Mr Smith.


“By designing the new Powermix Plus with a bolted-in lower liner which can be replaced relatively quickly on farm, we are aiming to help users maximise the life of their machine and the value of their initial investment, while minimising operating cost over its lifetime.”


The new heavy-duty 2,800mm diameter augers are powered by a similarly heavy-duty planetary gearbox. Auger speeds of 13, 24 and 43rpm, selectable via Shelbourne’s proven wireless electric control system, enable faster chopping, mixing and dispensing of feed.


Dispensing is taken care of by a new webbing conveyor system incorporating increased roller diameters and uprated food-grade belting. The new conveyor is 800mm wide and, coupled with a larger door, has been designed to allow significantly faster feedout rates, particularly when feeding fresh grass in zero grazing systems.


Prices for the new models start at £60,210.




New Shelbourne Reynolds larger 30 cu m Powermix


New heavy-duty hedge trimmer flail head tackles older, thicker growth


The new HC1600 flail head for the Shelbourne Reynolds HD700 and HD800 hedge trimmers has been designed to meet the need for a single- rather than more complex twin-rotor unit to produce a neat one-pass finish on three-year growth which will last longer and produce a better mulch of cut material. Fitted via a quick-guide hitch system, it can be specified on new machines or retro-fitted to existing ones.


With a 1.6m cutting width, the centrally-mounted HC1600 incorporates a new 150mm-diameter double-ended rotor tube, driven by a larger diameter motor pulley shaft with end greaser. The tube is 25 per cent bigger than that on standard Shelbourne heads, and provides 65 per cent better yield strength. Mounted on 60mm bearings and with external grease points, it provides a faster tip speed for the thirty T or competition drop-forged flails, which work in conjunction with a shear bar. The rotor is protected by a 3.0mm-thick steel hood with extra internal gussets and double-skinned nose which, optionally, can be hydraulically opened/closed, with rams fully incorporated into the side panels for protection. Divider nose ends and new top and end guards complete the design.


“The hydraulic front nose option is one we think will be particularly popular,” suggests Mr Smith.


“It enables users dealing with three-year growth to open the front of the head and allow more material to enter for processing in one pass, and then close it when working on lighter growth.”


There is a hydraulic roller option with improved linkage geometry, capable of accommodating 5in and 6in rollers, plus bi-directional roller linkage torsion bar and uprated linkage cylinder. Skid options include a standard unit with a greater element of exposed flail, and a verge skid.


The HC1600 head will initially be available as an option on HD800 series machines in lieu of the standard 1.2m head.



                                 New Shelbourne Reynolds hedgetrimmer head



For further information:                                                


Neil Smith, sales and marketing director                         

Shelbourne Reynolds Engineering Ltd                            

Tel: 01359 250415                                                                                             

Mobile: 07739 332196                                                      




Issued by:

Martin Rickatson

JMR Agriculture

01953 688531  

07595 031217

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