AN EVENTFUL YEAR WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE AS SCANSTONE
Pictured above from left: William Skea, Gordon Skea, Jim Croal (Parts Dept), Bob Duncan and Ewan Harper (Service dept).
At this year's Royal Highland Show, held in Ingleston, Edinburgh, the ScanStone's technical innovation was awarded again. After reviewing the past silver medals for technical innovation, it was decided that the ScanStone "open front system" qualified for a Gold medal. The open front system remains unique on the market place with no diablo system. Simple and effective design allows the material to flow into the machine, in turn giving increased forward speed & output.
The 2015 machine also comes with an improved and stronger steering axle.
The presentation in Ingelston House, from left: Gary Rae (designer), Gordon Skea (director) and William Skea.
SCANSTONE WIN BRONZE AT ROYAL CORNWALL SHOW
The Royal Cornwall Show, held in Wadebridge, prooved succesful for ScanStone as the Windrower won a bronze medal in the machinery competition. Pictured above, from left: Karl Arndt (regional sales), William Skea (Regional sales & marketting), Derek Scott (Scotts Precision Manufacturing) and Andrew Nicholas (Duchy Tractors Ltd) the ScanStone dealer in Cornwall.
The Windrower went on to work in other parts of Cornwall for demonstrations and to work windrowing potatoes for crisping.
Reducing the maintenance costs on the harvester, the windrower is a light weight, low cost machine that can easily keep out in front of the harvester windrowing 50% of the crop.
ScanStone proudly sponsor the Harper Adams Motorsport Team, supporting young engineers who rally competitively in various events across the country.
The students, studying both off-road and agricultural engineering, are responsible for all the repairs and service upon the vehicle and this is carried out in Harper Adams University's own workshop.
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2015 SCANSTONE BED TILLER, VERSATILITY AS STANDARD...
The ever evolving ScanStone bed tiller comes with a rear hitch attachment system which allows you to put many different implements on the back of the tiller simply and easily.
This means the operator can enjoy the quick change blade system, lower fuel consumption and the lighter ScanStone bed tiller across a range of different jobs on the farm.
The attachments include; bed making ploughs, bed forming hoods, mini ploughs & packer roller, this is all easily interchangeable as shown in the video above.
SERVICE TEAMS READY FOR SPRING
With over 1,000 ScanStone machines now working in the UK and further afield, service support becomes the single most important part of our business and management. Shown above is some of our staff from our main base here in Scotland.
Through our parts and service network we cover the UK from Cornwall, to Norfolk to Inverness-shire. Europe and abroad is covered by our dealer network.
We pride ourselves in delivering the absolute best service to our valued customers.
NEW SPIKE ROTOR AVAILABLE FOR SCANSTONE BED TILLERS
Now launched and tested is the new spike rotor for the ScanStone bed tiller. Due to popular demand, particularly in England, we have made a spike rotor to suit customer requirements and desires. The rotor is 1.8m wide, which easily interchanges into any exisiting ScanStone 1.8m machine. The spike has a taper fitting with a single bolt to hold it in place.
NEW HYDRAULICALLY EXTENDABLE MARKERS NOW
AVAILABLE FOR 2015
The markers are suitable for marking out as far as 24 feet from the centre of the tractor. This allows 4 ploughs down on 72 inch beds. The markers can also come in to 18 feet from the centre of the tractor for bed making using half depth.
Both the left side and the right side markers can be operated without leaving the tractor seat.
NEW UPGRADED 2 BODY BED MAKER (HEAVY DUTY)
For the 2015 spring season, we will have a new 2 body bed maker. The new machine is our heavy duty model and will be superseding the standard model in the course of time as tractor horse power increases. The new machine has thicker box section, shorter plough beams and a longer leg to help form the bed a little better. The gas accumulator bottles are improved also for the 'Auto-Reset' models of machine. An altogether stronger and more robust machine.
86% PACK OUT RESULTS FOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CARROT
Jake Spencer, operator at John Bealby & Sons was delighted to produce this testimonial film for us from their 2014 separating season. During the harvest so far they have seen a packout rate of between 82 - 86% on Nairobi Carrots.
A special thanks is extended to Jake Spencer for this testimonial
A POSITIVE RESPONSE IN SWEDEN...
Attending the 2 day exhibition at Elmia in Sweden this week proved a worth while event, showing our new stone harvesting elevator, bed maker and windrower. Hosted by our Swedish dealers; Maskin Gruppen and Östra Sönnarslöv Traktorservice AB we received a very warm welcome and interest from many potato growers across Scandinavia.