Quicke digitalises loader handling at LAMMA

Innovation and technology are high on the agenda for leading loader manufacturer, Quicke, who is launching an array of new products at the upcoming LAMMA event.

New digital offering

Launched alongside the Q-Series loader in June 2017, the digital Q-Companion, in-cab support system, improves on-farm efficiencies with industry leading weight scale accuracy, maintenance reminders and implement positioning guides.

“To further streamline operations in conjunction with the Q-Companion, the new interactive app will provide live details of loader work, through any linked smartphone, tablet or computer,” says Graham Gould, of Quicke technical support.

“The new service can be used to plan, view, and log lifting work, all from the farm office. Data including type and duration of activity, as well as total weight, number of items lifted, and work location can all be logged and saved for farm records. Live tasks can also be assigned to operators in the field.”

New loaders

Also being launched for the UK market at LAMMA, is the final model in the premium Q-Series range of loaders, the Q7L. This offers increased lift height and reach up to 4.75m to the standard DM width sub-frame system, which is an increase of over 15cm compared with previous models.

Alongside the Q7L, the new X-Series will also be on display. “Specifically designed for use on mid-range tractors up to 120hp, these loaders incorporate a number of upgrades and improvements over the previous Versa-X range, and are now stronger, more powerful and offer more options,” says Graham.

Heavy implements

“In addition to our loaders, we’re excited to be launching our brand-new range of heavy implements for telehandlers and wheel loaders into the UK market. Every implement is manufactured for strength and durability, to ensure the product’s lifespan,” says Graham.

“Our HDX 230 Bucket and Multibenne XL 230 will be on display on the LAMMA stand. Both of which have the option of a bolt-on cutting edge that can easily be replaced when worn, to further improve the working life of the implement. We’ll also have an exclusive preview of the new Silograb XL silage grab, which comes with a choice of either forged or profile cut tines.”


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