Proven performance: Smart-Drive Off-Road alternative to legacy heavy-duty axles and drop-box system keeps the Little Rascal Orchard Bin Carrier moving even in the most rugged situations.
Harvesting fields can be a messy business and with tight timeframes to complete a harvest the last thing farmers need to deal with is digging equipment out of wet muddy fields. Spencer Fluid Power identified an alternative four-wheel off road system that replaces the use of heavy duty axles and keeps the focus on getting the job done.
Spencer Fluid Power introduced Poclain Hydraulics to The Little Rascal Orchard Bin Carrier founder George Cabral, and with the help of Poclain Hydraulics, Spencer Fluid Power displaced the axle system. Even when these bin carriers are working in mud up to the axles, the Poclains keep the machine moving. That’s why Spencer Fluid Power supplies the Poclain MS05 motors with the Smart Drive Off-Road software –proven to perform in strawberry harvesting.
The Smart Drive Off-Road package creates a four-wheel drive system by sensing wheel slip and diverting flow to the hydraulic motors that are not slipping. Because this function is automatic, it doesn’t require an operator to do anything other than keep driving.
The Smart Drive Off-Road package includes:
- Eaton HD transmission with a 2600 PS pump
- Vickers E490 D03 mobile valves
- Spencer Ag Cylinders, TT oil cooler
- Char-Lynn motors and orbitrol