Silent blocks for disc harrows
The company Vigolo was founded in 1963 and produces both fixed and folding rotary harrows, brush and flail shredders, hole diggers and subsoilers.
Since 1969 Vigolo began developing its sales network overseas and the competition in the international market contributed to the enhancement of quality standards and to the study of technological innovations, often improved and protected by patents.
With a strong engineering and design expertise, the technical department is engaged in continuous research and development in order to meet the needs of the operators in this field.
The management of mechanical stresses
Disc harrows are among the towed agricultural machines and are used to carry out surface work on the soil.
The soils are rarely homogeneous and these machines have to face forces both in the longitudinal direction, but also in the latitudinal direction (due to the inclination of the discs), with problems of wear, breakdowns and possible compromise of the equipment.
For this it is necessary to insert supports that stabilize the system and allow the stresses acting on the joints to be absorbed and dissipated homogeneously.
A special compound for our silent blocks
Disc harrow manufacturers have found in the SILENT BLOCK an essential component to dampen the forces in place (longitudinal and latitudinal) during the tillage.
Thanks to this particular torsional spring made of high performance rubber, the tensions acting on the hinged joints are absorbed and the swivel joints can therefore carry out the work more easily and safely. less wear and drastic reduction in maintenance.
Our silent blocks have been subjected to assembly and use tests in the early start-up phases of the harrows and in the phase of prolonged and continuous use by the customer, demonstrating a correct behavior free of stress and failures.
Compared to similar components, Athena silent blocks guarantee:
- + 20% of damping of latitudinal and longitudinal forces,
- + 30% of tension absorption on the hinged joints,
- - 50% of wear and time spent on maintenance.
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