SKF, the knowledge engineering company, presented a selection of its solutions for the agriculture sector at Agritechnica 2015. SKF also officially launched a brand new agricultural tillage hub unit, which meets the market’s demand for higher speed and deeper tilling in harsh environments.
The brand new SKF Agri Hub unit enables deeper, heavier and faster tilling in challenging soil conditions, helping to extend service life and lower management costs while delivering high performance. Connecting the disc harrow arms to larger tillage discs (>600 mm diameter), the new unit features a unique dual seal solution for exceptional sealing performance. It is also relubrication-free, so users can benefit from reducing the time and costs normally required to lubricate disc harrow machines after each use.
Commenting on the new SKF Agri Hub unit, Yannick Sellier, Global Segment Manager, Agriculture at SKF, said, “Extending the service life of a critical component of agriculture tillage machinery is essential to improving productivity and profitability for farmers. The new SKF Agri Hub unit achieves this by optimizing tillage performance on farms and reducing maintenance costs in the process.”
Also on show was SKF’s Agri Solutions portfolio of bearings, bearing units, actuators, seals, lubricators and steer-by-wire solutions. This includes relubrication-free SKF Agri Y-bearings, which feature a robust five-lip seal design and are able to withstand the toughest of operating conditions. Whereas conventional bearings deliver a life cycle of one to three years, the SKF Agri Y-bearings are built to last up to five seeding seasons and significantly reduce maintenance and ownership costs.