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Top Gallagher Tech on site at Regional Field Days


The latest in innovative fencing and weigh scale technology will dominate the Gallagher portfolio of new equipment for farmers to check out at this year’s Regional Field Day events Southland, Northland and Central Districts.

Gallagher National Sales Manager Darrell Jones says 2018 marks a major year for the company with its 80th Anniversary celebrations as well as several exciting new products released into the New Zealand market.

“The theme for our celebrations this year is ‘Sparking Possibilities’. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the spark of the first electric fence that started 80 years ago. It’s that culture of bright thinking that continues to deliver new possibilities to help make farmers lives easier.”

“The latest product releases represent what Gallagher has does best over all those years, providing weigh scale and fencing solutions where Gallagher has established a strong reputation for high quality, relevant equipment,” he says.

The fencing technology leads off with the completion of the Solar Energizer family and the introduction of the S200 and S400’s. Developed after the huge success of the smaller S10 - S100 models, the two big brothers are perfect for heavy crop grazing.

The rugged units include an integrated battery and solar unit, with smart technology to keep the battery power at its optimum even over the darkest days. A ruggedised, high quality casing and circuit protection ensures it can be relied upon in the roughest farming environment, day in day out.

Gallagher designers have also put a spotlight on some of the stalwarts of fencing components and developed superior solutions. This includes launching a new Extra High Voltage Strain Insulator, created to deal with the significantly increased voltages modern Energizers deliver.

The strain insulator is especially suited to places where the farmer does not want stray voltage, including electric fences close to dairy sheds and hay barns.

Released late last year the new Insulated Line Posts will also be set up on display, highlighting their flexibility and easy installation with a wide range of applications from fencing sheep, cattle, deer and horses.

Farmers wanting to sharpen up their livestock management will also be able to put the company’s award-winning TW weigh scales through their paces.

“We know they will appreciate how we have combined a very user-friendly touch screen interface with some really smart, time saving technology that has eliminated any need to re-enter data at the end of your weigh run. The TW scales can even generate useful reports right there, in the field,” says Darrell.

He says Gallagher staff look forward to the close contact the Regional Field Day events provide with farmers.

“The regional field days are the ideal venues to show case what we have to offer to farmers. They can get up close and personal with the gear, have a really good look over it and ask all the questions they want, we are here to help.”