Merredin, 200 km out if Perth, in Western Australia is at the heart of Australia’s “wheat belt”. Two brothers owning a large wheat and sheep farm required compressed air to clean their farming vehicles. Atlas Copco’s dealer, Atlas CEA, offered them a U190 PACE utility compressor as the best fit for the job.
The wheat belt in Australia faces extremely hot and dry weather in summer and light winter rainfalls. The Atlas CEA representative went on-site to observe the farmers’ operations and noticed that the primary purpose of the compressor was blow-cleaning harvesting equipment such as tractors, headers and balers. Cleaning is crucial to prevent any build-up of fine particles and straws around the moving parts within the machines. In combination with extreme temperatures in the warmer months, the build-up of these fine particles can result in a serious fire hazard.
How compressors in agriculture help with safety
Atlas CEA advised the U190 PACE compressor as a good fit for the job. Even though this “utility compressor” isn’t fitted with wheels, the integrated features make this a highly mobile, easy to move compressor. Lightweight, tough and compact, a utility compressor can be serviced in less than an hour. The U190 PACE also comes with PACE technology, which enables the operator to adjust the pressure of the unit. Thanks to this technology, one compressor can be used for various applications on and around the farm.