Machinery JANUARY 2020 www.irishfarmersmonthly.com New folding forks boost JCB Wheeled Loader productivity The new heavy-duty Folding Grass Fork comes in two sizes with increased load volume capacity at 5.50cu m for the JCB 419S and 6.70cu m for the ultimate clamp-filling machine, the JCB 435S. Both versions have been designed and engineered for optimum strength and weight, which together with the increased volume capacity, maximises the performance potential of the JCB loaders, resulting in increased productivity when filling forage crop storage clamps for winter cattle feed or anaerobic digester energy production. John Smith, Managing Director, JCB Agriculture, said: “The front-end implements produced by our JCB Attachments division are performance-matched to each machine in the extensive JCB materials handling range, from fixed and telescopic boom skid-steer loaders, through compact wheeled loaders and telescopic handlers, to the industry’s only purpose-built agricultural wheeled loading shovels.” The new Folding Grass Forks are supplied complete with the relevant couplings and fittings, and like all JCB agricultural attachments are certified ‘ready to work’ on the chosen host machine. New hydraulic-folding forks designed for shifting large quantities of forage and similar materials further boost the productivity of JCB’s highest-output wheeled loaders, especially when working on silage clamps. Zetor Extends its Range and Dealer Network 2019 has been a very busy year for Zetor in Ireland, not only restructuring the entire dealer network but also attending the IPC and many other dealer events. The current dealer network welcomes its latest recruit “Sheeran Tractors Ltd “ based at Tyrrellspass Co. Westmeath, taking the total up to 11 dealers in Ireland. Zetor itself has an expanding product range, now running from 20 HP to 171HP in seven ranges comprising of the Primo, Compax, Hortus, Major, Proxima, Forterra and Crystal HD models. New for 2020 is the Primo 20hp unit c/w mid mount mower deck (19HP) and the Primo range offering 25/37HP units in both cabbed and cabrio versions, mechanical or hydro transmission. Also new for 2020 is the New Design Proxima range. Rejoining the CL and HS versions will be the hugely popular GP version offering 16 x 16 transmission incorporating two stage multiplier. Nigel Wilson, Zetor 70 UK MD, commented: “The return of the GP Proxima is welcomed by us as it is highly regarded as the toughest 110hp tractor on the market. Ideally suited to yard work in combination with a loader or equally flexing its muscle in field or roadwork operations, its simple design gets the power to where you need it.“ The new design Proxima has many enhancements in cooling of the engine and transmission as well as a significant upgrade to units fitted with air conditioning. It also has further enhanced the overall visibility of the unit and incorporates a strengthened lighting package.