Until now the possibility of taking data from existing mechanical implements and feeding the information into farm management systems has been a pipedream for most farmers.
German manufacturer Lemken has recently announced the division of its tillage wear parts into two ranges: Dural for a long service life and DuraMaxx for long service life particularly in abrasive conditions.
Utilising its comprehensive knowledge gained from in-house production -- including heat treatment -- the German company says it consistently designs and produces high-quality replacement parts.
From the mid-1980s this saw the introduction of Dural plough bodies, followed in the early 2000s by DuraMaxx bodies made from specially hardened steel, increasing service life by up to 150%.
Now it also offers high wear-resistant parts for stubble cultivation, including a full range of carbide parts to supplement existing standard steel and hard-faced items. The company now also offers discs made from high-temper steel that gives 20% longer service life.