Loader specialist Quicke Australia recently released the Q-companion with digital screen and smart sensor technology to give operators unmatched accuracy and easier, safer control of loader operations.
With on-the-go efficiency, Q-companion allows weighing during the loader lift cycle, displaying the information on a screen in the cab and it also displays current and remaining lifting capacity in the same view.
Angle sensors on the top of the loader arm and at the tool carrier end allow the system to display the height and angle of the implement.
Implements can be calibrated to level with ease and calibration settings for up to 10 implements can be stored making the next work session even more efficient.
Quicke Australia’s Adam Durston said the company developed and spent many thousands of hours extensively testing the new product particularly for agricultural applications such as bucket work, bale handling, pallets and big bag lifting.
‘‘Like other ground-breaking innovations from Quicke Australia, the Q-companion is all about increasing productivity by delivering more efficiencies,’’ Mr Durston said.
‘‘It’s a smart product built to very high quality standards and it’s something farmers have been waiting for.
‘‘When it comes to safety, productivity and control, the Q-companion is a big step forward. It’s a unique system for easily weighing your load while lifting and monitoring the position of your implement and load.
‘‘You can also set up maintenance reminders to help prolong the life of your loader and minimise downtime,’’ he said.
Q-companion can be fitted to the new Q-series loaders by Quicke Australia.
■For more information, visit www.quicke.com.au or contact your local Quicke dealer.