Shear quality – from Albutt
15 October 2019
Albutt the attachment specialist, have increased their range of shear grabs and shear buckets. With 17 models in the range, capacities range from 0.7m3 to 2.5m3 and feature a choice of KV style and Hardox tines. The range covers a wide range of machines from small tractor loaders to large capacity wheeled loaders. With a wide range of users from small livestock units to large scale bio-gas operations.
Since their introduction in 2005 many thousands have found use in the most demanding applications and have proved to give long term reliability combined with consistent cutting. Producing a clean silage pit face and maintaining feed quality.
Developments in the agri industry have created a demand for ever larger capacity shear grabs. Albutt introduced their Shear King range, with capacities ranging from 1.4 to 2.5 cubic metres. Used in large livestock units and anaerobic digester facilities. Shear King features high tensile steels in its design, Hardox and Strenx, providing higher grab strength with no increase in attachment weight, maximising payload and improving operational efficiency.
The use of Hardox tines in attachments were pioneered by Albutt over 25 years ago, introduced to the shear grab design in 2012. Hardox tines provide the user with; increased tine strength, wear resistance and reduced maintenance when compared to conventional forged steel tines. Hardox is establishing itself as the high strength standard for tine design.
The importance of a clean shear to the silage clamp face is critical in preventing air ingress and maintaining feed quality and calorific value. Albutt shear grabs feature Hardox cutting blades which provide high wear resistance and long blade life maintaining a sharp edge and consistent shear performance.
Shear buckets have been added to the Albutt range, a combination multi use attachment allowing the user to shear silage of all types and handle concentrate feeds with one attachment. Providing time savings in the feeding process and improving operational efficiency.
Source: Albutt Limited