Ausplow technology on show

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Multistream
Ausplow’s M24000 tow-between granular and liquid-ready Multistream air seeder. It’s one of an eight model range with several models to be showcased at machinery field days throughout Australia during the next two months.

Ausplow’s M24000 tow-between granular and liquid-ready Multistream air seeder. It’s one of an eight model range with several models to be showcased at machinery field days throughout Australia during the next two months.

Feedback from Ausplow DBS owners has confirmed a growing desire to move to liquid nutrients at seeding.
And this is reflected in an increase in sales of Ausplow’s granular and liquid-ready Multistream air seeder, which is designed with electric over hydraulic variable rate technology and liquid section control.
“We’re now consistently getting more orders for the complete Ausplow rig of the DBS and Multistream,” company sales and marketing manager Chris Blight said.
“And we’ll have the rig on display at most of the field days we’ll be attending over the next two months.”
Ausplow released its eight model Series II Multistream range last year with the new models ranging in capacity from 14,000 litres to 28,000L and according to Chris, there’s a host of changes which represent “big value for money”.
“I think more importantly, though, is the fact we are evolving the Multistream with the DBS precision seeder to position both products at the cutting edge of new farming technologies,” he said.
“Farmers definitely want value for money but they also want products that are flexible to suit their individual needs and we’re providing that, along with equipment that is strongly-built and made in WA.”
The main new features include:
• A stainless-steel air system, implement guidance systems-ready, updated hydraulic control valve which is ISOBUS-compatible to suit the most popular controllers in the market;
• A fully hydraulic 10-inch diameter auger with remote control as standard (stainless steel barrel and smooth poly-cupped flytes, delivering gentle and quiet action to reduce seed and fertiliser damage);
• Hydraulic metering to suit variable rate applications from prescription maps;
• A dual fan option to cater for higher rates and wider bars;
• A stainless steel Hypro pump with ‘dial-up’ agitation;
• Push-button LED light package mounted on the chassis for implements, service, walkway, auger and safety;
• Diversion of heated air from the heat exchanger into delivery hoses; separate looms for lights, cameras and controller;
• Marine-grade stainless steel metering units;
• Optional cameras are fitted onto the granular metering unit;
• Choice of tyres or tracks and a re-designed safety platform (tow-behind models).
• Collapsible walkway.
All models come in tow-between configurations with specific tow-behind models being the M14000, M15000, M18000 and M19500. And there’s a specialist polyethylene small tank (1500L) for small seeds, dry inoculants and other granular-type products.
Models come with single or dual wheels, and for CTF systems options for three-metre centres.
“We’ve also done a lot of work to make the Multistream more functional and easier to use and service,” Chris said.
“An example is the positioning of a small accumulator as oil enters the heat exchanger radiator to eliminate oil surges.
“Such events cause high pressure and can crack the radiator.
“There’s also the ability to bridge tanks to suit product configurations.
“We have capacities from 1500 litres to 4700L which can be bridged, for example, a 4700L and a 4400L to give you 9100L of the same product.
“Another example is a separate fill station with a 75mm connection for faster fill, which comes as standard on all models.
“And the stainless cabinet which houses the liquid work station is easily accessed for service and has an added feature where you can flush the bar circuit, apart from tank rinse and purging controls.
“We’ve also designed a stand-alone hungry board to attach to the auger hopper to increase in-fill capacity.
“This can then be easily and quickly removed when the auger is used for back-fill.”
Ausplow’s specialist staff will be attending most major machinery field days throughout Australia.

Section control for new Multistream

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Multistream
Final checks had just been completed when this picture was taken recently of the latest Series 2 five tank Ausplow M22000 Multistream liquid-ready air seeder on tracks, bound for the eastern Wheatbelt. On hand at the company’s Jandakot factory were, from left, sales and marketing manager Chris Blight, assembly supervisor Claude Vinci, service manager Ray Beacham and assemblers Adam Reeves and Tony Kennedy.

Final checks had just been completed when this picture was taken recently of the latest Series 2 five tank Ausplow M22000 Multistream liquid-ready air seeder on tracks, bound for the eastern Wheatbelt. On hand at the company’s Jandakot factory were, from left, sales and marketing manager Chris Blight, assembly supervisor Claude Vinci, service manager Ray Beacham and assemblers Adam Reeves and Tony Kennedy.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left), and company sales and marketing manager Chris Blight, in front of the new stainless steel-housed liquid work station mounted on the new Multistream liquid-ready air seeder.

Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer (left), and company sales and marketing manager Chris Blight, in front of the new stainless steel-housed liquid work station mounted on the new Multistream liquid-ready air seeder.

 Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight says the rear hitch can be configured to accept a implement guidance system with the front and rear towing hitch connections accepting Cat 4 and Cat 5 sizes to suit various tractor and seeding bar sizes.

Ausplow sales and marketing manager Chris Blight says the rear hitch can be configured to accept a implement guidance system with the front and rear towing hitch connections accepting Cat 4 and Cat 5 sizes to suit various tractor and seeding bar sizes.

By KEN WILSON
THE first completed production schedule of Ausplow’s latest Series 2 Multistream liquid-ready air seeders started hitting the road last week to WA and eastern states customers.
And the big news is that they come with optional liquid section control. The company will also trial a patented granular section control system next year with the intent of commercial production for the 2021 season.
The new models come with a host of changes which company sales and marketing manager Chris Blight represents “big value for money”.
“I think more importantly, though, is the fact we are evolving the Multistream with the DBS precision seeder to position both products at the cutting edge of new farming technologies,” he said.
“Farmers definitely want value for money but they also want products that are flexible to suit their individual needs and we’re providing that, along with equipment that is strongly-built and made in WA.”
The main new features include a stainless steel air system, implement guidance systems-ready, updated hydraulic control valve which is ISOBUS compatibility to suit the most popular controllers in the market; a fully hydraulic auger with remote control as standard; hydraulic metering to suit variable rate applications from prescription maps; a dual fan option to cater for higher rates and wider bars; a stainless steel Hypro pump with ‘dial-up’ agitation; push-button LED light package mounted on the chassis for implements, service, walkway, auger and safety; diversion of heated air from the heat exchanger into delivery hoses; separate looms for lights, cameras and controller; marine-grade stainless steel metering units; optional cameras fitted onto the granular metering unit; choice of tyres or tracks and a re-designed safety platform (tow-behind models).
“We’ve also done a lot of work to make the Multistream more functional and easier to use and service,” Mr Blight said.
“An example is the positioning of a small accumulator as oil enters toe heat exchanger radiator to eliminate oil surges.
“Such events cause high pressure and can crack the radiator.
“There’s also the ability to bridge tanks to suit product configurations.
“We have capacities from 1500 litres to 4700L which can be bridged, for example, a 4700L and a 4400L to give you 9100L of the same product.
“Another example is a separate fill station with a 75mm connection for faster fill, which comes as standard on all models.
“And the stainless cabinet which houses the liquid work station is easily accessed for service and has an added feature where you can flush the bar circuit, apart from tank rinse and purging controls.
“We’ve also designed a stand-alone hungry board to attach to the auger hopper to increase in-fill capacity.
“This can then be easily and quickly removed when the auger is used for back-fill.””
According to Ausplow general manager Chris Farmer, the company has four build spots available for the 2020 season.
“With the DBS, we’re out to May and June production now and surprisingly we’re getting orders from the eastern States for the 2021 season,” he said.
“We are now building year-round to an expanding market,” he said.
Ausplow is the biggest seeding and tillage manufacturer in Australia.
By kind permission Farm Weekly, Photo credits: Farm Weekly.

2018 orders rolling outing of factory

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Multistream
Ausplow multistream m28000

Ausplow multistream m28000

Our flagship M28000 Multistream rolled out of our Cockburn Central factory this week bound for Albany. It was sold by Farmer’s Centre 1978 Albany and is one of many Multistreams heading to new homes for the 2018 season. 
Production has ramped up at all our factories and we are now out to late January and early February deliveries.

We still have some factory allocations available so please ring your local dealer to book a slot for your required machine or rig.
And remember, orders also can include our Easitill deep ripping range.

 

Latest Multistream off to Katanning

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Multistream
Katanning branch manager Kevin Newman inspects the new Multistream before it is delivered to a local farmer.

Katanning branch manager Kevin Newman inspects the new Multistream before it is delivered to a local farmer.

By KEN WILSON WA manufacturer Ausplow has sold one of its first 28,500 litre capacity Multistreams, arguably the world’s biggest multi-purpose granular and liquid delivery system. The monster unit has been bought by a Kojonup farmer who also bought an Ausplow DBS 18.3m precision seeding bar. It is self evident from the design the Multistream will cater for increasing interest in deep banding and in-furrow nutrient and fungicide treatments. Configured as a two-between unit on a single heavy duty axle, it is equipped with dual Trelleborg 800/70R38 tyres. According to Farmer’s Centre Katanning branch manager Kevin Newman, the new rig will be pulled by a Case IH Steiger Quadtrac with a power rating of 410kW (550hp). “It’s the biggest one made by Ausplow with seven bins to provide granular and liquid inputs,” he said. “Four of the bins have a capacity of 4400 litres each, two each hold 47000L and one bin holds 1500L. “Plus there’s a side saddle tank that holds 500L of chemical plumbed to a Dosatron which also receives water from the sixth tank. “The saddle tank will be used by the owner to hold trifluralin which will be metered out via the Dosatron to a spray line attached to the front of the DBS during sowing. “Effectively it mimics a spray-ahead operation before the seeder incorporates the chemical.” The design of the new Multistream has been well thought out and includes a dual fan system with two air streams for seed and fertiliser. Variable fan speed settings will enable low air for sowing canola and high air for sowing cereals. According to Mr Newman, the Steiger Quadtrac is a perfect match to meet the hydraulic requirements of the Multistream with a dual flow (427 litres a minute) to separately handle hydraulics on the Multistream and the DBS, meaning the bar’s lift and fold functions will not compromise hydraulic pressures for fan speeds on the Multistream. The Dosatron is operated by one of two Mono worm drive pumps providing chemical delivery to the Sprayline and nutrients to plumbed lines on each of the DBS tines for deep banding. In-furrow treatments also can be achieved. The seventh tank on the Multistream can hold liquid trace elements and fungicides and is equipped with agitation. Five remotes are grouped together at the rear of the Multistream to accommodate hydraulic plumbing to the bar. And an optional hitch is fitted at the rear which can be used to fit a ProTrakker guidance system. On this model, 10 cameras are fitted to allow the operator to sight the metering units and bin interiors while a separate rear camera is focused on the DBS. Metering is achieved remotely via Topcon X20 controller although manual control allows override to adjust rates to suit. The Multistream also is equipped with a hydraulically-operated 25cm (10in) load-unload auger. “It is definitely designed for today’s higher production requirements,” Mr Newman said. “And there’s built-in flexibility for a range of options for crop establishment.” Published in Farm Weekly December 24, 2015.