Webbline increases offering with MDE partnership

Webbline Agriculture Ltd has expanded its already extensive agriculture and farm machinery range by partnering with Northern Ireland’s MDE Engineering – a leading manufacturer of a range of innovative attachments. 

Founded in 2013, MDE has developed into one of the most forward-thinking manufacturers in the industry, producing tree shears, silage forks, buckrakes and a range of buckets designed for excavators, wheel loaders, telehandlers and tractors to efficiently handle a wide range of material in the agricultural, farming and forestry industries. 

The new MDE equipment will increase Webbline’s attachments range by adding products that meet the increasing needs of agricultural contractors as they strive to utilise their machinery more efficiently and effectively. 

“MDE has built a reputation of designing and manufacturing equipment that is both robust and durable, but also constantly evolving based on feedback from customers,” says Webbline’s MDE Product Specialist, Carl Malcolm. 

“That ongoing drive for product development and improvement reflects Webbline’s commitment to its customers, so partnering with MDE is a natural fit, and we’re looking forward to bringing its range of equipment to the New Zealand market.” 

The range of Warrior buckrakes and Falcon push-off buckrakes are two equipment lines that are immediately seasonally relevant for agricultural contractors. 

The Warrior series comes in three sizes from 3.6m/12ft to 5m/16ft, is constructed around a heavy-duty single-piece chassis for durability and fitted with 50mm tines as standard. These 1.8m long tines allow more forage to be carried up the rake and are fitted at 350mm centres to provide easy flow-through as the forage is being spread at the stack. 

With its high-specification standard design, the Falcon push-off buckrake range is designed for larger and more powerful tractors and loaders and is available in four sizes from 2.75m/9ft to 4.3m/14ft, including folding versions in the two larger options (3.7m/12ft and 4.3m/14ft). This gives capacity ranging between 5.4m3 and 9m3.  

The push-off gate is manufactured from high-grade steel, the Hardox tines range from 1600m to 1750mm in length and are fitted with rounded wear shoes, while the bottom of chassis is fitted with hardened wear plates for added durability.  

The MDE bucket range includes high tip buckets up to 4m3 capacity, grapple buckets from 2.1-2.8m3, grain buckets up to 3.5m3 and multipurpose buckets in both standard and high-capacity designs. 

Across the board, these buckets are manufactured from high-grade steel in areas that have the most contact with high-wear surfaces. They have a rounded curve back, a hardened wear edge and an optional bolt-on wear edge to improve durability while added strength is provided by steel supports inside the bucket. 

Manufactured around a robust steel chassis, Koala tree shears offer strength and durability and suit excavators from 1.5-30 tonne. 

The efficient and powerful design has an arm that grabs the tree and a hydraulically-operated Hardox edge that shears the trunk. The jaw then retains a secure grip on the tree which means it can be placed in a safe location before being released. 

The Koala range is available in four different cutting diameters, ranging from the K150, which suits machinery from 1.5-5 tonne, through to the K400 for excavators from 12-36 tonne.  

The full Koala range is fitted with the MDE designed and manufactured wing-style blade, which is completely replaceable. 

MDE attachments are available from Webbline and enquiries can be directed to Carl Malcolm directly on 021 240 9075 or through Webbline on 0800 932 254. 

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