Friday, 18 October 2019 12:58

Quicke, don’t miss out

Written by  Mark Daniel
Quicke joystick. Quicke joystick.

Leading frontloader maker Quicke has released details of its latest technology – the Quicke Control System (QCS), all designed by the company itself.

It offers a full range, from the simple and cost efficient mechanical loader control QM-command, to the ergonomic QE-command – a new electronic joystick. 

The QE-command enables electronic control with great hand ergonomics and the possibility of operating all loader functions as standard. Combined with a three-section valve, a conveniently located rocker allows independent and proportional third-service control, dubbed Live3.

 Q-companion, a driver support system that includes load weighing, can be integrated with the QE-command joystick on which a scrolling wheel makes menu selection easy and comfortable. 

QE-command and Q-companion combine to offer advanced control allowing, for example, user settings and instructions to be delivered via a colour display. The combination also provides a platform for future software updates where active loader functions will be introduced, such as repeatable work cycles and range limitation.

 The mechanical joystick, QM-command, is available with different handles to suit customer preference and the number of electro-hydraulic options on the loader. This removes the need for external switches or buttons, which can be difficult to locate effectively. 

Also new are multi-couplers, called QC4 and QC6. These deliver 4- or 6-port configuration and use an integrated electrical connector. The couplings have been increased to 0.5 inch size for lower frictional losses, quicker cycle times and savings on fuel. A dust protection cover opens and closes automatically, and the couplings are connectable under full working pressure.Electro-hydraulic valves have stepper motor actuators for best possible driveability, and low-pressure regeneration eliminates the risk of cavitation in the loader cylinders. An inlet pressure compensator ensures load-independent control on open centre tractor hydraulic systems. 

The QCS design briefs included key areas like reducing pressure drop, easier to use multi-couplers, quicker lift cycles and better integration with tractors equipped with high output hydraulic systems. 

Also, customers choosing the electronic joystick and Q-companion combined will be able to upgrade to active and application-based software functions soon.

More like this

New cab key to redesign

Demand for a retrofit option for its older loader models has prompted Quicke to develop ‘Q-companion’, a unit that fits the 350,000 Dimension and Trima Plus loaders made 2005 - 2017.

Companion helps with loading

Frontloader specialist Quicke's Q-companion is designed to allow operators to record weights of materials loaded, so it proves useful for mixing rations or loading trucks with produce for hauling away from a farm. 

ALO lifts its game

Swedish manufacturer ALO, famous for its Quicke and Trima brands, is credited with building the first detachable loader in the late 1950s.

» The RNG Weather Report

Featured

Soil moisture: no more looking over the fence

Farm manager Bryan Mitchell describes as brilliant the SCADAfarm systems that allow him to remotely monitor and manage the irrigation of his 300ha of leased grazing land near Kirwee.

 

Separation gives constant result

Effluent separation offers a number of unique advantages, and opportunities that other systems don’t offer, says farm equipment manufacturer Rakaia Engineering Ltd (REL) Group.

Cultivating the right way

Cultivation of paddocks is common on farms at this time of year. It’s also a time when local storms may occur, adding substantial risk to an important farming practice.

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

Milking It

Angry as usual

The usual culprits are angry at hearing last week that the Government and the agri sector will work together to…

Vladimir the dairy farmer

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a master tactician in taking advantage of international conflicts.

» Connect with Dairy News