Continued research and development is our focus at Tecfarm, so 2017 carts have small but useful changes to chassis length, front belt carriage and front belt length. This means greater clearance for extra long header augers, tighter turn capability, with less potential for damage if turned too tight and easy belt fold for transport.
OLED display – Tecfarm uses OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology on the controller display. This technology uses individual LED’s for each pixel, which results in a bright, higher contrast display.
2015- Smartcart Controller
Shaft speed sensor – The controller hardware and firmware was updated at the end of 2014 to include the capability to monitor shaft speed for the belt. From 2016 all Tecfarm controllers also have the capability to alert the operator if the shaft drops below a programmable threshold.
The Smartcart 40 Introduced with the same successful design as the Smartcarts 30 and 50 and complements the Tecfarm Chaff Cart range as a mid size alternative. The Smartcart 40 is a natural fit on farms that require larger capacity but may have limited road width and paddock size. At 5.35 metres overall, width is exactly midway between the 30 and 50 models with the same height and length. The Smartcart 40 is available for delivery during mid 2016 in good time for harvest.
2013- Delivery system
Hitch extension – An optional bolt on extension to the cart chassis and lower conveyor. Used in situations where very long harvester augers are too close to the cart. Available anytime, as an after market kit.
A summary of recent developments:
- Fully programmable controller with manual switch backup, introduced in 2013. Exclusive to Smartcarts. Kits are available to upgrade earlier Smartcarts
- Longer chassis and conveyor to better suit long augers on some harvesters, with extra bolt on extension available.
- Full monitoring of functions.
- Fully adjustable conveyor cover to help regulate material entry into cart. Available anytime as a retrofittable option.
- Addition of the Smartcart 40 from 2015
- Smartcart 50, now in its fourth season is proving a popular option for farms with more open areas, allowing much less management of dumps.
- New longer chassis length introduced for 2017 allows for tighter turns. Revised front conveyor carriage mean less potential for damage if oversteered.
- A new CTF cart for this season.
Tecfarm is committed to providing the best chaff carts available to the Australian grains industry. We constantly assess every aspect of our designs to maintain this position and enhance features where practical. Provision of a uniquely Tecfarm, Controlled Traffic Cart on 3 metre track in several sizes (capable of very economical multi unit transport interstate) is part of our programme. This project has occupied much design time to perfect. To be offered this season in limited number.
Other design projects to do with Harvest Weed Seed Control are being progressed. More soon.