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November 4, 2013

This week the team at Hamilton Brothers, Tarbolton are heading for Laigh Tarbeg Farm, Ochiltree in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside where the Watson family are very kindly hosting our Demonstration Day on Wednesday 6th November.

Having recently become authorised dealers for Redrock machinery at our Tarbolton Depot, we will be showcasing the fantastic new range of Redrock Diet Feedwagons and Tub and Paddle Mixers to our Ayrshire farmers. Irish based Redrock are reknowned throughout  Britain and across Europe for manufacturing robust, reliable machinery which is designed to last for many years and their range also includes Blockcutters, Slurry Pumps, Trailers and Buckrakes.

Throughout the day from 11am-4pm you will also have the opportunity to view, test and try a feast of new machinery including:

• THE NEW MASSEY 6616 –  the most powerful 4 cylinder 180 hp tractor in the world!
• JCB’S NEW 320S LOADALL with the revolutionary Tier 4 Ecomax Engine plus a JCB 526.56.

A representative from Redrock will also be there to answer any questions you may have and snacks and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday, but if you can’t make it on the day, here’s some more information on the machines we will be demonstrating and if you wish to arrange  a demo of your own at a later date, just give George Harvie a call on 01292 541445.

Redrock Diet Feed Wagons

redrock diet feederThe Redrock Vertical Mixer Feeder range can mix everything from large round or square bales of silage, straw and hay, to precision cut silage, maize, meal etc. Serrated Knives are used to efficiently chop fibrous foodstuffs to the length required for effective mixing and healthy digestion.

These knives are assisted by two ‘counter knives’ which come as standard and they restrict the material as it is driven past them by the auger. The auger incorporates a carefully positioned sweeper arm which has been painstakingly designed by Redrock Machinery to give a perfect blend of all your selected ingredients, time after time, and ensures an even, fluffy and appetising discharge that your cattle will find easy to eat.

The single or two speed drive-line planetary gearbox system is used to reduce horsepower requirements Lowering your feeding fuel costs and free up larger tractors for other tasks on the farm.

 Redrock Paddle Mixer Feeders

paddle-mixer-feeders-02-thThe Paddle Mixer Feeders produce a feed structure that optimises the way feed is converted to milk for the dairy farmer, and likewise converts the maximum amount of feed to live-weight gain for the stock farmer. Long grass and straw, normally difficult to mix is chopped to the required length. Short enough to be totally incorporated into the feed, but still long enough to properly stimulate the cow’s rumen. As the fodder stalk structure is maintained, the need to feed other fibrous material like straw, is greatly reduced. Animals are able to digest the feed more effectively and therefore produce more milk or beef while eating the same amounts.

The Redrock mixing rotor turns clockwise and the material is gently passed through the cutting system while it is mixing. When the machine is discharging, the rotor turns anti-clockwise. The reverse mix action ensures a perfect, even, fluffy mix. The Redrock paddle-type mixing rotor mixes wet materials such as root crops etc. with-out crushing them, so they retain their full feed value. After discharging, all the feeding materials are completely removed from the mixing chamber – eliminating any wastage of feed, and reducing the danger of old feed contaminating the next day’s mix.

Massey Ferguson 6616 – One of the new 6600 Series Tractors

MF 6616 cut out webTake the power and torque of a 6 cylinder tractor, add the cab size and style of the 7600, mix in superb manoeuvrability from a lightweight, compact design with excellent power to weight ratio and what do you get? The recipe for Massey’s new 6600 Series!

With 10 flexible variants to choose from ranging from 120hp minimum to 185hp maximum, Massey has created a monster, neatly packaged for today’s modern farmer. This 4 cylinder compact and extremely agile tractor is now regarded as the largest and most powerful 4 cylinder tractor in the world, and few would argue. The range has three base specifications from the ‘Essential’ to the ‘Efficient’ and the range topping ‘Exclusive’ version.

Do you want Dyna-4 or Dyna-6 Semi-Powershift Transmissions with Autodrive? Or have you considered Dyna-VT Continuously Variable Transmission which is available on the MF6614 to MF6616 variants? What about cab comfort? Do you prefer mechanical or Optiride Plus cab suspension and a suspended axle now available across the range? With so many options to choose from in the outstanding 6600 Series, all you have to do is decide which options to go for. Either way, you’re guaranteed a tractor which ticks all the right boxes!

Remember, if you can’t make it to our Demo Day to try this superb tractor for yourself, give George Harvie a call to arrange a demonstration of Massey Ferguson’s 6616!

The New JCB 320S Telemaster Articulated Loader

TM320s BAILING AP 10-12 14 (web)It may have taken more than 110,000 hours of testing and an investment in excess of £80 million, but in our opinion, this year JCB have truly surpassed themselves with the launch of their TM320 and TM320S Telemaster Articulated Loader range.

Manufactured in their Staffordshire based UK Headquarters these models replace the top selling TM310S and give our farmers total peace of mind that it pays to buy British as parts and back up service are second to none.

Powered by their revolutionary Stage IIIB/ Tier 4 JCB Ecomax diesel engines, you will benefit from lower noise levels, greatly improved cab comfort, a 100kg of increased lift capacity and revamped drivelines for increased power, productivity and efficiency.

But even more impressive in today’s economic climate where every penny counts, you can also expect fuel savings of up to £4,676 over a three year period. A small package that packs a mighty punch! 





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Hamilton Brothers
Greenock Road

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Hamilton Brothers
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