Many temporary sheep fencing systems can be troublesome, with reels jamming or breaking and the bugbear of silly hooks on the chains, which continuously catch on everything.
“We envisage these high-quality trailers becoming a frequently-used machine on the farm given their versatility,” says Power Farming’s Fliegl specialist John Chapman. He says that the trailers are ideal for carting maize, grass and cereal crops during harvest.
“In the off-season, they have the ability to handle soil and gravel, which will ensure they don’t stay in the shed for too long,” Chapman adds.
“Our intention is to offer a range of the TKM dump trailers between 8 and 29 tonnes, in 2 or 3 axle configurations. We’re also exploring specialised trailers for potato harvest and a range of high-wear-resistant steel-bodied trailers for rock and stonework.”
Looking at the trailers in more detail, stability on uneven ground is achieved by combining a wide-gauge chassis with a suspension assembly, which uses a dual system where axles are positioned above the parabolic springs. This results in a range of movement of up to 30cm for ground compensation.
Meanwhile, the Jumbo Gigante Plus System can also impart a further 20cm lower centre of gravity over Fliegl’s other impressive suspension systems.
Fabricated from complete hollow steel sections, unlike competitors more common welded U-section profiles, the fully-galvanized frame ensures maximum strength and torsion resistance.
The chassis also features a gimbal-mounted tipping cylinder with a limit-switch. While in the case of higher specification models, heavy-duty tilt bearings are mounted directly onto the chassis frame.
The TMK Dump Truck range boasts a heavy-duty cross bridge and floor frame (5mm thick) for torsion resistance and optimum tilting performance. It has reinforcement sections pressed from single steel and sidewalls pressed from 4mm single sheets for maximum strength.
Standard equipment includes a tipping angle of up to 55 degrees, mudguards, LED lights, an under-ride guard and a 400mm x 230mm grain chute. Other features include a 500mm, deep-galvanised body extension, inspection window and ladder, a swiveling tow eye as well as a choice of mechanical or hydraulic parking jack.
The TMK190 FOX dump trailer is built to appeal to farmers and contractors wanting a quality unit at a competitive price. Its compact trough design allows better maneuverability around the farm, despite its 27m³ capacity.
The Titan Tandem Suspension Assembly uses central pendulum storage of the springs providing exceptional stability.
TheTMK269 PROFI Dump trailer offers further benefits to large farm operations and contractors, not least a more comfortable towing experience. This is delivered via hydraulic drawbar suspension and heavier build of the frame, axles and suspension. Supplied with the Jumbo Gigant Parabolic suspension assembly, the PROFI uses a pendulum axle with the springs mounted in the centre of the unit to provide excellent stability.
Because it is 20cm lower than other Fliegl suspension systems, the TMK269 PROFI – with a 35m³ capacity (with extensions)— compact shape and short frame makes it ideal for hill country operations.