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SKF® Agri Hub

Less maintenance, so you can plough on.

 

All ILGI Aragon tillage equipment now features SKF® Agri Hub Maintenance-Free Bearings

Agri Hub is a fully integrated bearing and sealing system that provides sealing against straw, mud, fertilizer and dust. Sealed for life, these hubs reduce downtime and maintenance costs thanks to their robust design and ongoing reliability.

SKF Agri Hub is a robust unit for independent tillage discs that has been specifically developed to meet the demands from the agriculture industry for increase productivity reduced costs and care for the environment.

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SKF® Agri Hub

Less maintenance, so you can plough on.

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All ILGI Aragon tillage equipment now features SKF® Agri Hub Maintenance-Free Bearings

Agri Hub is a fully integrated bearing and sealing system that provides sealing against straw, mud, fertilizer and dust. Sealed for life, these hubs reduce downtime and maintenance costs thanks to their robust design and ongoing reliability.

SKF Agri Hub is a robust unit for independent tillage discs that has been specifically developed to meet the demands from the agriculture industry for increase productivity reduced costs and care for the environment.

Modern Tillage aims to avoid soil erosion by ensuring that any mechanical tillage is carried out so the essential ecological systems and excellent crop growing conditions are maintained. With this in mind conservative cultivation or minimum tillage of the basic soil provides the flattest possible cultivation and low soil penetration. Enabling harvest residues to remain and be integrated into the upper soil layer and enhancing resistance to soil erosion and sustain soil fertility.

These modern techniques require new tillage machines to deliver these benefits. Modern tillage now favours independent disc suspension rather than a rigid or gang frame harrows. With independent discs, machines offer distinct advantages such as increased speed, flexibility, reliability and soil turnover compared with gang mounting. The most obvious advantage is speed with independent disc suspension allowing a higher working speed (up to 16km/h).

Independent disc suspension increases demands on bearings as the bearing requires the ability to support the disc against various tilting forces coming into contact with it. Is also able to repel contaminates such as mud dust and jet washing, and still enable the disc to rotate effectively during operation.

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The SKF Agri Hub has been developed to deliver not only these requirements, but to also allow considerable productivity improvements. Agri Hub is fitted with a special seal that has been successfully tested in various extreme conditions, including full operation at minus 20 degrees Celsius. This strength was proven during a successful first season of tillage in Russia with out any performance problems. Best of all Agri Hub negates the need to ongoing greasing of each bearing which can run to 500kg of lubricant over the ten year life of the average machine. Plus you gain a time saving of approximately half an hour not having to wash and re-re-greasing each time. By contrast SKF Agri Hub hermetic seals ensures no lubricant loss over the life span of this ‘plug and play’ unit.

Through higher productivity, cost reductions, and ease of use, the new SKF Agri Hub plays a key role in improving modern tillage machinery.

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