Independent Testing on Ferobide
Giel-Don Bosco Agricultural College, Normandy, France
Ferobide wear part reinforcing tiles combine tungsten and steel. This alloy allows the plates to be welded directly to the farm on the parts to be protected. Moreover, even if the material is hard, it can be cut to fit the parts to be protected.
Tenmats exclusive agent in France Mr Patrice Gendre, provided sample tiles of Ferobide, so an independent test could be conducted at Giel-Don Bosco Agricultural College in Normandy. A Varilarge 4 non-stop hydraulic body plough was equipped with standard carbide tips. Half received the reinforcement of two Ferobide wafers by simple welding. The eight tips were weighed before work commenced. After ploughing 25 ha of a very stony clay-loam soil, at 7 km / h, the 8 points were dismounted and weighed a second time. The result is that the spikes protected with Ferobide Tiles had lost only 11.4% of their mass, compared to a loss of 24.09% for the spikes using only the standard carbide tips.
Author: Pierre-joseph Delorme – journalist for Entraid