In the company AGD Senice, the plant production has the most important role. “We farm an area of 1,150 hectares. In the field of animal production we only have pigs,“ adds Mr Havlík, the technician of the company.
The Kramer KT559 was handed over to Senice last year via the STROM branch in Kostomlaty nad Labem. Mr Havlík describes the main reason for the acquisition of the new Kramer machine: “We have tried a lot of telehandlers here. What we essentially wanted was a hydrostatic drive. For the work for which we need the machine, the hydraulics is a very important issue for us. We finally decided for German quality.”
300 days a year
Like in the other agricultural facilities, also at AGD Senice the telehandler is used for most of the year. “At our site, the telehandler is used 300 days a year. We have a shovel, a fork and a hook on it. We use the telehandler mainly for loading and unloading of crops, for loading manure, fertilizers and seeds,” Mr Havlík comments the use of the telehandler, and adds: “It's the busiest machine of the season and we need one that works reliably. For example, during the harvest last year, the old one broke and we had to rent a telehandler. It was not easy because everybody needs a machine at that time."
The Kramer KT559 telehandler is equipped with the ecospeedPRO drive system with travel speed up to 40 km/h. In Senice, therefore, the telehandler is used for the quick transport. However thanks to its long boom it also fulfils the function of a loader for the seeding machine. “The seeding machine must be filled in when unfolded. The old telehandler had a 7 m load unit and it was not ideal. So that’s why we decided for a nine-meter machine. Furthermore, the telehandler can also be used to transport the seeds.”
The Kramer telehandler can work in a safe, convenient as well as effective way thanks to the Smart Handling assistance system. “When loading trucks and piling the beetroot, I appreciate the programmable memory for the tool position, including the function of bucket shaking. For example, when we collected the beetroot, I programmed the shovel to pile horizontally.” Additionally, they decided to equip the telehandler with 360° halogen lights for night works.
All in all the people at AGD Senice are really satisfied with their new telehandler which they used to the fulliest.
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