The entire conceptual basis for the development of Agro Bag is based on combining efficiency with safety. Therefore, the Agro Bag is equipped with 4 coil springs and a top frame that shields the knives in the middle which provide greater safety in a busy work environment.
When the sack is lowered over the top frame and weight is applied, the coil springs will be released and the blades will then go up between the top frame to cut the sack. After the sack is emptied and this is lifted, the coil springs will return to their original position and again shield the blades when no emptying is taking place.
The entire Agro Bag construction is created to be an assembly set with replaceable parts. Therefore 12 handles are used to set both height, length, location of the platform and also to make the assembly user-friendly.
When the Agro Bag is mounted on the edge of the fertiliser spreader and set to the correct length, the supplied M-16 bolt must be clamped against the fertiliser spreader to mount the device. For the sake of preventing the farmer from drilling holes and changing the construction of the fertiliser spreader, rubber is inserted between the brackets and the bolts. This is done to buckle the M-16 bolts to the rubber and prevent damaging the fertiliser spreader.
All brackets each have 2 lifting hooks, and all platforms have 4 lifting hooks to make the installation as easy and user-friendly as possible, which also means that the installation can be performed safely and quickly by only one person.
Agro Bag is equipped with adjustable profile pipes, which allows the farmer to fine-tune his Agro Bag to his own fertiliser spreader regardless of the model and with only 2,5 cm. deviation between each hole.
The individual brackets are moveable at the bottom, which makes the Agro Bag flexible. It’s an advantage the sack is placed obliquely on the platform, as the moveable brackets then distribute the pressure on the entire edge of the fertiliser spreader and thus prevent damage to the construction. We call this a flex system.
In addition to Agro Bag’s automatic spring safety system, the implement is also equipped with a manual locking system that, when activated, prevents any kind of emptying and exposure of knives.
The locking system works in such a way that two steel profiles are clicked up so that they sit under the top frame and thus prevent the coil springs from releasing even if weight is applied to the platform. The locking system is relevant in situations where Agro Bag is to be removed and kept on the floor, or if the farmer has to do work tasks up in the fertiliser spreader.
Agro Bag is equipped with a specially developed knife system with barbs which make sure that the sack is getting cut the first time – every time. Even through the barbs grip and rake the bottom of the sack it will still give a nice cut that doesn’t leave flaws from the sack in the fertiliser spreader.
To make it easier for the farmer to empty big bags with Agro Bag, the big bag stop will help brake a swinging sack and at the safe time make sure that the sack is always centrally located above the platform before it’s lowered and cut. *Big bag stop is additional equipment.
Agro Bag is geared with individual brackets for every single fertiliser spreader and is also adjustable in the height so the farmer can operate the platform up or down. This function is especially relevant if there’s a tarpaulin system in the fertiliser spreader so it’s not possible to close the tarpaulin after the emptying.
Vi er patent pending.