Czechia, or the Czech Republic as it’s extra often referred to, isn’t all the time considered an awesome manufacturing area, however it does have a advantageous legacy of engineering achievement.
Zetor and Skoda, have been two firms that bloomed up till the drop of the iron curtain, and they’re nonetheless instantly related to the nation, but there’s a whole lot extra trade occurring which is gaining the boldness to develop past its borders.
Two agricultural implement firms particularly are beginning to make waves in the remainder of Europe, and each have new machines which they hope will acquire a wider market.
The primary is Strojirny Rozmital, s.r.o., a producer of forage gear from a city of the identical title, which has chosen SIMA to launch its new SC-301R disc mower.
SIMA is called the worldwide exhibition of applied sciences and options for environment friendly and sustainable agriculture and takes place from November 6-10, 2022 in Paris, France.
This can be a front-mounted unit of three.01m and it enhances the corporate’s rear-mounted machines, significantly the 820M C butterfly unit which offers a chopping width of 8.2m.
The cutter bar of the SC 301 is supported by coil springs and the machine is supplied with an overload-protecting gimbal friction clutch. The soles are fabricated from Hardox.
It’s accessible with both finger or curler conditioner and weighs it at 954kg with the previous sort, or simply 752kg if ordered as a plain mower.
Czech made for gentle work
What does stay in some doubt is its suitability for Irish situations with the gross sales director, Pavel Jahoda, noting:
“With the brand new mower we’re assembly the demand of farmers and prospects, particularly in southern Europe, the place there’s a nice demand for fashions with curler conditioners. The sort of mower is usually appreciated by each farmer who processes alfalfa, clover and comparable crops.”
A small number of different forage machines from the corporate will even be on show, together with a four-rotor tedder and a single-rotor rake.
The corporate is actively searching for new sellers all through Europe and whereas the gear might not be ideally fitted to a busy Irish contractor, it might nicely discover a residence on smaller farms for topping or haymaking.
The second firm is SMS of Rokycany, a producer of what it categorises as soil and meadow expertise.
It has launched a brand new technology of its Ontario disc cultivator this yr. This new product will likely be offered along with three different machines at SIMA 2022.
The corporate is celebrating its thirtieth yr of manufacture in 2022 and the brand new machines are hailed as being a part of its birthday celebrations.
Petr Jirsa, managing director of SMS CZ mentioned:
“The seen innovation of the Ontario 500 and 600 is that it has an built-in axle between the entrance two rows of discs and the rear cylinder. The ensuing machine is shorter and with higher manoeuvrability. By inserting the axle in the midst of the machine, the cultivator can be extra effectively loaded, which in flip has a constructive affect on even tillage.”
Additionally it is claimed that the revolutionary design, with the centre of gravity nearer to the drawbar, prevents the machine from swaying at increased working speeds, and results in a good working depth.
As to its suitability for Irish situations the corporate notes that “broad assist wheels are appropriate for mushy or waterlogged floor”. SMS seems to have accomplished its homework.
Regardless of this, the corporate expresses solely an ambition to develop into France in the intervening time, therefore its presence at SIMA, however its gear might nicely work in Eire as nicely.