How two Agri telehandlers handle 40,000 tonnes of fodder every month
In one of Poland’s largest livestock farms, two Dieci telehandlers work 20 hours a day moving hundreds of tonnes of cereals: agility and comfort are not an option!
Agrocentrum is Poland’s largest producer of milk and feed for livestock farming.
To meet its cereal handling needs, Agrocentrum recently equipped itself with two Agri Plus 40.7 VS agricultural telehandlers (the vehicles were purchased from Agro-Rolnik Sp. z o.o. in Sniadowo, one of the Dieci dealers in Poland).
Agrocentrum was established in 1992 and has expanded its monthly production from 300 tonnes of cereals and fodder at the outset to the current output of 40,000 tonnes of concentrated and premixed fodder of the highest quality, in addition to 12 million litres of milk per year.
This incredible growth is also due to Agrocentrum’s constant focus on innovation: its workshops rigorously check raw materials (to ensure they are of the highest quality) and develop new feed mixtures.
Every day, a fleet of Agrocentrum trucks passes through the gates of its two production plants, in Kałeczyn and Grajewo, to replenish the raw material depots and make deliveries throughout Poland.
Moving mountains of grain: a task made for a telehandler
For 20 hours a day, every day, the Dieci telehandlers, equipped with a bucket, are put to the test moving hundreds of tonnes of top-quality wheat, barley, triticale, rye, oats, corn and canola, which are unloaded into silos and mixing plants for fodder production.
How the comfort of a DIECI telehandler can make a difference
Operators have expressed great satisfaction with the comfort of our Agri Plus 40.7 telehandler: northeastern Poland borders the Baltic region and when the north wind blows (which it does almost every day in winter), the air conditioning system of the Agri Plus is particularly appreciated!
In view of the long shifts they spend on board, operators also really appreciate other features of the cab that make their work easier, namely:
- joystick built into the armrest
- height- and tilt-adjustable steering wheel
- electric windows
- storage spaces
- stereo system (a bit of music is always nice!)
- ergonomic seat
- sun screens and sunroof (for the short but sweltering Polish summers!)
- high-visibility raised driver’s seat
- high-efficiency windscreen wipers
- and two independent rearview mirrors!
Agrocentrum operators have also been impressed by how easy it is to use this telescopic handler with loading shovel, especially when working on silage in Creeper mode, and by the fast and precise movement of the boom, even under high load and with the engine running at low speed.
The Grajewo plant is currently undergoing expansion: the installation of new production lines is scheduled with a view to expanding the range with new products currently being developed, and it is highly likely that the company’s two Agri Plus vehicles will soon be joined by other models from the new Dieci Agricultural Range.
DIECI in the world: Agri Plus in the Land of a Thousand Lakes
The versatility of Dieci vehicles is also exemplified by the diverse geographical locations and conditions in which our telescopic handlers operate. In this case, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in northeastern Poland, one of the 16 historical regions into which the country is divided. The province is also evocatively known as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes” or the “Green Lungs of Poland”, due to the more than 2000 bodies of water (connected by navigable canals) and ancient, lush forests that cover the area.
Poland is a land of ancient civilizations but it has always embraced the future, a country with a natural instinct for renewal and innovation that is apparent even in its agriculture, one of the cornerstones of the Polish economy. After a period of stagnation that lasted until the 1990s, the country’s accession to the Europe Union (and consequent modernisation of its agricultural techniques and machinery) revived the sector, especially livestock farming.