Moore Concrete is confirming a strong demand for its new range of precast concrete tractor weights. The products have been designed to give farmers and contractors improved grip in field and greater stability on the road.
Available in 0.5T, 0.75T, 1T and 1.25T options, it has an incorporated facility for a three point linkage and can be front or rear mounted. A towing eye is an integral part of the weight’s compact design.
One of the first farmers to invest in the new tractor weight option was Cyril Humes, a beef producer form Ballinamallard in Co Fermanagh who drives a Massey 5455.
“Baled silage is traditionally fed to the stock and, normally, these would have been transported around the farm using a rear mounted bale spike,” explained Cyril.
“Last autumn I purchased a 945 MF loader and had it attached to the tractor. This would give me more versatility round the yard and would allow me to stack the silage bales.
“But given that each silage bale weights about 700 kilos, I knew that I would need a rear mounted tractor weight to balance up the tractor while feeding the silage.”
Cyril then contacted Moore Concrete and purchased a one tonne weight.
“It’s just the job,” Cyril confirmed.
“I have been using it for the past three months and it has helped deliver the stability that I was looking for. I keep the weight permanently attached to the tractor. However, it can be unhitched very quickly.”
Moore’s Jeff Haslett was a recent visitor to the Humes’ farm.
“We are seeing a significant demand for the various tractor weight options from both farmers and contractors,” he said.
“When attached, they provide much greater levels of stability for all aspects of yard and field work.”