Friday, 18 May 2012

Bath & West

Masterco Compact Tractors have just acquired an OLD GREY FERGIE T20 which will be on the Stand at the Bath & West Show 30th May - 2nd June.

Everyone welcome to come and see it, have a chat, meet us. 

Wide range of compact tractors and machinery also available.
Find us near the Model Railway and opposite the Safety Zone on Tenth Avenue.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Different Mowers for Different jobs : Topper

If you need a mower to run behind your compact tractor the options are quite confusing. We are often asked at Masterco Compact Tractors “What is the difference between a flail mower, topper or finishing mower”.
The answer is they all do a different job and if you tell us what you are planning to cut we can tell you what is right!
The Topper Mower
To start with. : The topper mower is the classic Farmers mower. They have been used for many years to do as the name suggests - take the “Top” grass off only. They are ideal for cutting pasture after grazing as they will remove quickly the ungrazed grass and weeds. Toppers can cut long grass, brambles, nettles, docks  etc. They are robust and can be used in the higher gear ranges on a tractor.  Good topping will control weeds by cutting off the growing tips of weeds and the seed heads.  Topping grass will also stimulate good re-growth and will ensure more fleshy leaves and increased grazing.

Topper mowers usually have a single large rotary blade. Some use a chain but they are not as common now. Blades are replaceable but usually give many years use. Cut height is controlled by skids which can be raised or lowered as needed. Some Toppers are fitted with wheels. Its worth noting that the single rear-wheel type are not great to use as the cut height varies on uneven ground. The only real advantage of these toppers is that if you need to turn tightly on wet ground the wheel avoids marking the ground, but for most paddocks this is not a problem.

Toppers are supplied with a PTO shaft with shear bolt protection. They require a 540 PTO drive and most 4 or 5ft machines are category 1 linkage.

In short : Toppers are robust, can be used in higher gears and do not require high Horsepower to run them.

The next article will focus on the Flail mower, but feel free to contact Masterco Compact Tractors if you need any help or advice

Friday, 4 May 2012

Masterco have moved

Having outgrown our small workshop facilities in Chilton Polden, Masterco now have a large workshop and storage area about 3 miles from our previous site.

The new workshop allows us to alter, assemble and produce many different implements and machines that add to our growing range to go with your compact tractor. We also now have workshop space for servicing tractors and we are able to undertake any repairs or maintenance that is needed.
Sam and his team work at the new premises during working hours and our new telephone line 01278 686352 goes straight into the workshop and you can get in touch with Sam for advice and help or to enquire about stocks of tractors and machines.

Our new address is Unit A, Coombe Lane Business Units, Woolavington, Bridgwater TA7 8BF.
Our office phone number is still in use 01278 723171.