New plough for agricultural tractors: The smaller DPH has all the big advantages
Mählers DPH3700 high-throw diagonal plough was a great hit last winter. Now it’s time for little brother DPH3400 to make its debut – the same robust design as the DPH3700, but 300 mm narrower.
“It works great. When the side wing was in for maintenance a while ago, we discovered it’s not needed when we use the DPH plough.”
JJS Transport in Sundsvall, Sweden, was founded by Janis Spurins six years ago and currently has two employees. During the summer months, i.e. from April to November, they work on agricultural contracts through Maskinringen, the equipment owner network.
“It’s mainly slurry handling. I have two tractors, a Fendt 820 from 2008 and a brand-new Fendt 828. We also use an 18 cubic metre Samson slurry tank, front tanks and silage trailers,” Janis tells us.
During the winter months they plough, salt and grit two districts for Peab. One is a stretch of road around 42 miles long on Alnö, the other is a 48 mile road in Bergsåker and Kovland. The Fendt 820 operated on Alnö during the winter and was fitted with Mählers’ new high-throw DPH plough with a width of 3.4 m with a gritting trailer and front bin that together hold 15 tonnes of sand. The plough is the follow-up to last winter’s well-received new product for trucks, the DPH plough with a width of 3.7 m and a unique design that throws the snow high and far.
No more windrows
Despite our rather odd winter – “In January we did not plough once, only gritted” – there was a lot of ploughing in February. And it was Peter Nilsson who drove the DPH plough on Alnö. “It felt a bit strange in the beginning with a plough that is so high, but that soon passed. And it throws the snow really well! Especially when you get up around 20 mph, there’s no windrow left for the side wing to clear,” says Peter. According to Peter, the DPH plough comes into its own at somewhat higher speeds out on the highway, but it still gets full marks at lower speeds in built-up areas. “And then it works like a normal Mählers plough, and that’s no mean feat either,” laughs Peter.