Friday, 08 March 2019 14:55

Pushing boundaries

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Heiniger's Icon FX shearing handpiece. Heiniger's Icon FX shearing handpiece.

Heiniger New Zealand released its Icon FX shearing handpiece late February to catch the regional field days and the Golden Shears event in Masterton.

R&D and testing will see the FX pushing the boundaries of shearing, thanks to the Swiss quality, precision and reliability in its Icon brand, the company says.

The Icon FX stands out with its bright orange colour, flock and back-joint cover. It will sit alongside the current Icon Cyclone to offer shearers more choice in a new handpiece.

A redesigned, slimmer barrel provides better handpiece balance and offers increased comfort and ergonomics to reduce strain. It also has superior manoeuvrability, control and grip. 

Heiniger says the lighter FX requires less effort and time to start and stop each blow, helping users to shear more efficiently and maximise their tallies. 


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