Monthly Archives: October 2011

National Memorial Arboretum campaign for Land Girls monument

A fundraising campaign has started for a memorial to the women who served in the Land Army during World War II.

The Women’s Food and Farming Union (WFU) said it hoped to raise £100,000 for a bronze sculpture at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Julie Scott, from the WFU, said: “They fed Britain throughout the war and they deserve the tribute of a permanent memorial to acknowledge this.”

The sculpture would be based on a wartime recruitment poster.

It will also commemorate the work of the Women’s Timber Corp, known as “Lumber Jills”.

The WFU said that by 1943, 80,000 women were serving in the Land Army, producing 70% of Britain’s food.

The Women’s Land Army was first formed in 1917. Women were trained in agricultural skills and posted to work on farms across the UK.

The fundraising campaign is being co-ordinated by the local Staffordshire branch of the WFU.

The Womens Food & Farming Union website is here

National Archives have a page about the land army here

Find out more about the ‘Land Girls’ here

story courtesy BBC News

Eco Thaw Sprayer Trail Video

Here are some short videos of the trial of the Eco Thaw sprayer system that we built for Lancashire County Council.

This was a bespoke build for a spray bar to be fitted to a council owned truck. We can make kits to suit all vehicles, just contact us for more details.

All videos courtesy of Lancashire County Council.

Bespoke Sprayer Build : Eco Thaw System

Here at Agratech we were very excited to be asked build a Spray Bar system for Lancashire County Council. This was an Eco Thaw system that the council plan to put to use on the county roads and highways during icy weather, as an alternative to salt and grit spreading.

After a few technical meetings to discuss the technical specification required, Chris set to work to build the Spray Bar that was to be fitted to a council truck.

After this first system was trialled, the county council ordered a further 3 systems for their trucks!

For more information about Bespoke Builds see our website. If you would like to discuss an Eco Thaw system please email or call us.

PUMPS – new range of pumps and spares added to website

We’ve expanded our range of pumps and spares, and added them to the website for easy. convenient ordering.                                       

The range now includes pumps by  Annovi Reverberi (AR), Pacer, Comet and Hypro, along with associated parts and spares.

You can see them all here

New Solo Sprayers and hand operated Spreader

New Product range now on our website, include the Solo range of sprayers.

The Solo range also includes a 9Kg capacity hand operated spreader, ideal for groundsmen, home and amenity use.              

This is also suitable for applying winter salt & grit to footpaths and driveways etc.

The full feature list is:

Part number 421ST

Specifications – Large hopper. Large screw cap. Manual crank. Adjustable strap.

Application – Home, Garden, Contractors, Groundsmen.

Benefits – Easy filling. Protection from dust.

Up to 9kg of granulated matter can be held.

Easy to control distribution.

Properties – Controllable distribution.

Ideal for getting into hard to reach areas.

Consists of fully assembled spreader.

Technical information – Manually operated.

Adjustable volume and spreading direction.

c/w Carrying harness.

Fill volume 9kg.

For more details on the spreader please click here , and you can view the full solo range here.