We generally have two artic loads of products on our stand and endeavour to launch a few new products each year, with some customers coming on to the stand for a look just to see what is new.
It’s great to have the show back in its original format post COVID restrictions and we will have a number of products on display that would have been launched at the show in 2020 and 2021, had there not have been the COVID restrictions. These include a XL Mixing Slat at 1290mm wide, which has a bigger manhole to accommodate the modern larger slurry pump. Also, on display will be the Youngstock Slat designed with narrower gaps to accommodate the smaller footprint of younger cattle and the Ox Post, an intermediate concrete fencing post inspired by the success of the Ox Strain Strainer Post which we launched a few years ago
A number of the products we have launched at previous shows have been customer led, including the very practical and versatile Bunker Wall, designed to store any bulk material including grain, oilseed rape, feed, silage, etc. Features include two forklift recesses to allow it to be installed rapidly (a one man job) and re-positioned safely and easily as required; can safely be loaded on one side with grain, or similarly dense material with nothing on the other and should not move and no need to fix down (up to 3m (10’) high). Corner units are also available so bays can be formed.
Some of the other products launched at previous shows include 1500mm wide Slurry Channel with Diagonal Slats on top, Surefoot slip resistant cattle slats and more recently the concrete Ox Strain Strainer post which can be driven in with a post driver. This is another of our customer led products, as we were constantly hearing customers say that the wooden strainers they were using were not lasting, in some cases rotting within a few years from installation, resulting in the fence no longer being taut.
Due to the growing demand from both farmers and fencing contractors, the posts are now available in 2135mm (7’), 2590mm (8’6”) and 3050mm (10’) lengths – depending on ground conditions and application. Regardless of ground conditions, Ox Strain Posts provide a durable, strong, maintenance free fencing solution with a 50-year design life and can be driven in using a standard post driver, in conjunction with a specifically designed cap, making installation easy.
We have subsequently released the Ox Post, which can also be driven in mechanically and has a plastic fixing strip in the middle of the front face to allow wire to be stapled directly to the post.