High Performance Wearing Parts
Developed from the ground up!

High Performance Wearing Parts – Developed from the ground up!

With a rich heritage spanning over 100 years in farming the harsh soils of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, the Browning’s family business of APM, which has been run alongside the family farming business, has evolved from a local country store into innovators and manufacturers of superb quality, high performing wearing parts, supplied throughout the UK.

Coming from the unique background of owning and running a large arable farm, the Browning’s experienced the real frustrations of poor quality, poor fitting and often expensive wear parts themselves. This contributed significantly to the birth and development of Maxipart®, which is now seen as an established brand offering premium, high performance wearing parts.

Maxipart®

Outstanding in our field – Nationwide!

  • Maxipart Concorde point and wing for Sumo Trio
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have used Maxipart wearing metal for four seasons now on our Sumo Trio, and before using Maxipart, we tried and tested both genuine and several aftermarket options. We found the Maxipart Concorde point and wing to be of superior design with tungsten in the right areas to drastically reduce wear and increase the life of the parts. Not only does it cut downtime, but more importantly, after working large acreages, the original shape of the point and wing is retained, resulting in a consistent cultivation job from start to finish.

    Last year we tested the new Maxipart ridged tungsten wing, the revised design further increased the lifespan of the part demonstrating Maxipart’s commitment to continually improving their products.

    Competitive pricing, great products and excellent sales and service make Maxipart wearing metal hard to beat.

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  • Soil type & conditions:
  • Low Lindrick Farm (Andrew Mason)
  • Ripon, North Yorkshire
Maxipart Concorde Points
  • Tungsten Hardfaced Plough Point on a 5 furrow slatted Kverneland Plough
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Due to our Hampshire based farms using Maxipart® tungsten with some positive results we tried some tungsten plough parts for the first time and have been happy with the results.

    We plough about 1,000 acres a year and as we’re growing potatoes this can be quite deep going down 12 – 13 inches. On the non-tungsten points we could be turning these every 40-45 acres, however with the Maxipart® Tungsten points we would get about 300 acres when we were deep ploughing and up to 460 acres when ploughing a little shallower. We also used the Maxipart® tungsten shares and got between 900 -1,100 acres out of these whereas we used to get approximately 90 acres from a non-tungsten set. It really helps with downtime as none of us like to be stationary, it helps so much to be continually moving forward.

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Loam with high sand and gravel content along with some larger stones.
  • Whitewater Pototoes (a supplier of seed potatoes for the Walkers brand.)
  • Forfar, Angus, Scotland
460 Acres & New
  • 110mm Maxipart tungsten Vibroflex points used on Vibroflex.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    When Chris Pearce originally changed from standard metal to tungsten he was delighted with the saved down time, he went from cultivating 50 to 80 acres a day. He then trialled the original tungsten point with our new Maxipart® point with each placed behind the wheels. The pictures below show the difference in wear Both points have done 250 acres direct into stubble which. was then worked down and pressed and then cultivated again a few weeks later. After 500 acres Chris says he was “shocked by the difference in wear with Maxipart® clearly out-performing the original points, I’m sure I would get at least another 250 acres from your Maxipart® but the others are seriously worn”.

    Chris was also keen to point out the difference in the bolt wear as, “you can still see the pattern on the bolts from the Maxipart® points, however the bolts from the original point are almost worn through.”

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Very abrasive, high density of flint in clay
  • J A Pearce
  • Hungerford, Berkshire
  • AMC30116MXP Universal Tungsten Point 40mm on a Lemken Terradisc
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Very good wear rate, kept shape well. Done over 2000 acres and still going
    Strong. Used to use your competitors but these are much better.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalky Lincolnshire Wold land, bit of flint
  • Lincolnshire based farmer
  • Lincolnshire
  • AMC30208MXP Lemken Karat 80mm tungsten point on a Lemken Karat 9 5 meter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Very impressed with these points. We trialled them behind the wheel and
    elsewhere in a very hard season (Autumn 2018) and they kept their shape really well. We’ve used genuine before and they go down to about 2″ across after about 900 to 1,000 acres and we get a maximum of 1,200 acres out of them.

    However, your Maxipart® points did a good 1,500 acres trialled behind the wheel and elsewhere. They kept their 80mm profile throughout. Very impressed.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed - Sand, flint, chalk & clay
  • A W Neish (Richard Cripps)
  • Warminster, Wiltshire
Left: Original Right: Maxipart®
  • Maxipart® 80mm tungsten point on a Vaderstad TopDown
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “Very pleased with the Maxipart® points; we fitted them on our TopDown and after 900 acres in a dry, hard season we were very impressed with the wear life against genuine Vaderstad points”.

    The pictures below show a Maxipart® point against a Vaderstad Marathon point in the same position on the cultivator.

  • Time of year: Spring 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalky ground in a very dry, hard Spring
  • Hanford Ltd
  • Dorset
Vaderstad
Maxipart®
  • AMC30506 -Vaderstad 80mm tungsten point on
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We ran the Maxipart® 80mm tungsten point on our Vaderstad TopDown in
    spring 2017 against new Agricarb 80mm tungsten points. The Maxipart® point fitted perfectly and the wear results speak for themselves; we worked over 600 acres in some pretty unforgiving soils, and when the Agricarb point had completely failed, the Maxipart® one would have still given another 100-150 acres.”

    We also noted the Maxipart® point has retained its tungsten plaques and its original width, and the bolt head protection can clearly be seen to be working well. The pictures show a comparable Agricarb point from the same position on the TopDown, to give a fair comparison.

  • Time of year: Spring 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Flinty and chalky soils in a comparatively dry and abrasive year
  • Norman Court Contracting (Velcourt)
  • Hampshire/Wiltshire border
600 Acres Vs New
Maxipart® Vs Agricarb
  • Rapid Lift Toolbar fitted to Vaderstad Rapid
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    There are two main advantages, they last so much better and have real cost savings. The originals I was using before would do about 60 hectares whereas the Maxipart did over 300 hectares. The cost per hectare is considerable especially when you take in to account the down time.

    The other major advantage is with the tungsten on the nose, wings and up the shin parts keep their intended shape throughout it’s life so does a great job. We have had very consistent rape establishment and these parts will have contributed towards this. I’m therefore impressed with these.

    In general, I’ve always been really impressed with Maxipart® metal, I’d always used genuine parts before but now we use Maxipart®. I really like the way you listen to what farmers tell you then try to incorporate this feedback in to your designs.

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  • Soil type & conditions: 6,200 acres of mixed land
  • Albanwise Farming Ltd
  • Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • AMP579MXP Sumo Low Disturbance tungsten point on a Sumo Trio
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Richard; It’s the first time I’ve used these and have used them predominantly
    for establishing oil seed rape. It’s a great design and I’m very happy with the establishment achieved. The tungsten nose and wings, the business end, held up amazingly well.

    We took them off after the rape and we could see that it is wearing through the side protection plates that go around the leg. It wouldn’t stop us buying or recommending them but this is where it wears.

    APM; We do purposefully design the shin protection thinner. We pull the casting of the shin forward and braze on a thin piece of tungsten up the front so it slices smoothly through the ground with no bull-dozing effect. The side walls are about
    4mm thinner than our other tungsten Trio points (AMP580MXP) We have compromised the wall thickness in order to make this point as low disturbance as possible.

    Richard; This is understandable, I can see there is a need for compromise here. It may be that I buy two sets and once the first set is partly worn I can take them off and swap over. I can then add a bit of a hard facing on the worn ones when I get a rainy day.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Predominantly red clay
  • Oxton Contracting Ltd (Richard Cross)
  • Nr Southwell, Nottinghamshire
  • AMP610MXP Sumo DTS Leg on a 3m DTS with 9 Legs
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I’m very happy with the metal and have had twice the amount of wear from it compared to the original legs. I was amazed by how good they were. They have done 1,000 acres and will do 1,000 more.
    They’ve lasted twice as long and are much cheaper. I’ve always worked on about £1 an acre, as I go quite deep, but will need half this now. They have worked very well.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018 & Spring (set to also do Autumn) 2019
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay
  • H J & J C Emery (Mr Emery)
  • Tonbridge, Kent
  • Boxer Point (AMP104) on a Simba X-Press & ST Bar
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “I was getting 50 to 60 acres a point when using standard knock-on points and needed to get 200 acres out of the Boxer point to justify the price. After working 230 acres they are still in almost perfect shape, and showing very little signs of wear. I have happily re-ordered for autumn cultivations.”

  • Time of year: February – March 2015
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalky and flint downland, in a hard season comparatively
  • Colin Godwin/Keysley Ltd
  • Warminster – South Wiltshire
  • AMP610MXP Sumo DTS Leg on a Sumo DTS
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I interspersed your Maxipart® legs and genuine Sumo legs on my DTS at the same time in order to get fair wear rates. The Sumo ones have completely worn out but the Maxipart® ones have loads of tungsten left and will do a lot more yet.
    Maxipart® will be my leg of choice going forward.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018 and still going
  • Soil type & conditions: Stoney soil with a high percentage of sand.
  • Lightwater Farms Ltd (Jonathan Fryatt)
  • Ripon, North Yorkshire
  • AMP727MXP Vaderstad Carrier discs (Topdown Discs) on a 5 meter Vaderstad Carrier.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have always used genuine discs before and were quite concerned about changing as we have had issues with non-genuine discs before. However we’d got on well with your metal on other products so thought we’d chance the Maxipart® discs.

    We’ve been happy. First of all the fitment was perfect and there was no issue at all as we put them on. We have done the Spring and Autumn of 2018 with the autumn being incredibly hard. We have worked down about 1,200 acres and they’ve
    only taken the edge off them. I didn’t trial them against anything else but they appear equally as good as genuine. I’m really pleased with them and will be ordering Maxipart® discs for my Rapid next.

  • Time of year: Spring & Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Cotswold Brash
  • Barton Abbey Farm (Richard Long)
  • Nr. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Sumo Trio Low Disturbance point on Post 2012 Leg.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “We helped out with the development trial of the new Maxipart® Low disturbance point, and we ran it against a competitor point. It was a very hard year, and both points came off the machine after approximately 125 acres. The competitor point had to be changed as it had worn to the point where the leg was exposed, but the Maxipart® version would probably go on for another 20 acres or so. Very pleased with this point.”
    We noticed that because of the location of the tungsten tiles on the competition point, soil is passed more aggressively to the back end of the part, thus wearing the shin more heavily, the backs of the wings, and the area where the shin meets the leg. This has led to it needing to be changed. Sometimes having more tungsten actually doesn’t help!
    We also noticed that the competition point has taken more wear to the underside of the leading tungsten tile, which won’t help the part to pull into the soil as effectively as the Maxipart® version.

  • Time of year: Spring 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Weald Clay in a dry year
  • Huddlestone Farmers
  • West Sussex
  • AMP708 Tungsten Points & AMP711 standard wings on a Simba DTX
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “We cultivate around 600 acres each year in the spring. We normally expect to get 100 acres out of a standard point. This year we used one set of tungsten points and they would still do more. The conditions were no less wearing than normal and we used the Maxipart®wings too – normally we would get 200 acres out of Simba wings but got 300 acres out of Maxipart® version. They are noticeably thicker than the Simba version.

    I would definitely buy these again.”

  • Time of year: Spring 2016
  • Soil type & conditions: Flinty downland
  • The Woodhorn Group (Sustainable Farm of the Year 2016)
  • West Sussex
  • AMP727 – Topdown Disc on a Vaderstad Topdown 5m
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “We’ve more recently gone back to using Vaderstad original discs on both our
    Topdown cultivator and rapid drill, due to the fact that we’ve found the fitment and wear of non-original discs to be poor. However we bought a set of the Maxipart® Topdown discs and fitted two original discs amongst them. The fitment of the Maxipart® disc was fine and after around 2800 acres of work this autumn, it is clear that the wear is completely comparable between the two. With the Maxipart® only costing 60% of the original product it’s a no brainer to fit the Maxipart® disc and we will continue to do so.”

  • Time of year: Autumn 2016
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk and Flint downland in a comparatively hard year
  • Marden Contracting
  • West Sussex
  • Great Plains SLD with Prolift Legs
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Previously I’d used non-tungsten points and would get about 60 hectares from a set. I then switched over and got some Maxipart® tungsten points (AMP708MXP) from APM and these were very good but now they were lasting so much longer, I started to notice wear underneath on the bottom side of the leg. Then APM introduced the heavy duty tungsten point which has more tungsten as well as a nose that goes down further, and hard facing underneath. This stopped the wear underneath and I will now get 400 hectares out of a set of HD points and APM’s tungsten wings. I’m really impressed with these. In general, I’ve always been really impressed with the Maxipart® metal, I’d always used genuine before but now use Maxipart®.

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  • Soil type & conditions: 6,200 acres of mixed land
  • Albanwise Farming Ltd
  • Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • Double tungsten point on a 6m Horsch sprinter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Tim Walters has been dealing with APM for many years, and has been very helpful to APM with developing Maxipart® products for several machines that he runs. The latest development he has helped with is the new double tungsten point for the Horsch Sprinter, and he was very impressed with the results.
    ‘We already use the Maxipart® double tungsten point, and tungsten baseplate, having helped to develop these items a few years ago, and find them to work incredibly well in our very stony soils. However the new double tungsten point was a step up – we drilled 400 hectares with it during the autumn 2017, and spring 2018, and its still looking like new. It will go on and do a further significant acreage, by which point it will have well outperformed what was always a very good point, the current Maxipart® point that we have used for years.

    It’s lost very little width on the cheeks of the point behind the tungsten, which is normally where it wears, and the bottom of the point has only taken a small amount of wear. Normally we see points wearing in these areas much more quickly, and then the tungsten will break off. However this new style of point looks to have overcome these issues.’

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017 & Spring 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Very flinty/chalky soils
  • RCH Morgan Giles – Tim Walters
  • Hampshire
The new double tungsten point after 400 hectares work
  • AMC30101MXP Universal single hole tungsten hardfaced point on a Dalbo Cultimax 8 Meter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I was originally using single hole reversible points and would use 2 sets per Season which when you consider there are 100 points that’s an awful lot of down time. I tried your Maxipart® tungsten Points – they have done a full season and by the look of them will do another and then some more. It’s not just the financial saving but the point stays the same shape so the depth and width of the point is always consistent so they do a much better job. Very Impressed.

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  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed but generally chalky boulder clay over medium loam.
  • H J Fairs (Chris Barron)
  • Nr. Colchester, Essex
  • AMC30102MXP Universal Point used on a Vaderstad Rexius Twin Press
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Overall I’ve been really happy with your metal “I’ve tried just about everybody’s and yours is best”.

    The Rexius points have lasted really well and I’m very happy with them. They hold up really well and I’ve never lost a tungsten plaque.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed – Red clay and gravel
  • J R Wilson & Sons (Will Dixon)
  • Nr. Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • AMC30108MXP Kockerling Tungsten Allrounder point on a Kockerling Allrounder.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    The Maxipart® Allrounder points have done at least as many acres as the
    genuine Kockerling tungsten points, probably more. The reason I really like them though is that the Maxipart® ones are much better priced.

  • Time of year: Spring and Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay with chalk – no flints, some gravel
  • E W Davies Farms Ltd (Jeremy Durrant)
  • Nr Braintree, Essex
  • AMC30205MXP 120mm tungsten Lemken Karat point on a Lemken Karat 9 5 meter machine
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have bought a tungsten part from a well-established manufacturer before and to be fair have always got on well with these. We would typically do about 1500 – 1800 on a set depending on the season. However we trialled your Maxipart® ones alongside these last year and they’ve now done 2000 acres and still going strong.

    We have changed all the original points but the Maxipart® points still have a lot left on it. They have also kept their shape much better so it continues to do the job throughout it’s life. Very happy with it.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay & light chalk
  • Ashley Farm (Richard Cowley)
  • Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire
  • AMC30302 & AMC30210 Gregoire Besson Discordon tungsten point and wing on a Gregoire Besson Discordon 3.2m
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We worked about 1,200 acres across a couple of seasons. With regards to the points, with the fin up through the shin and the increased size of the “foot” below it meant that they didn’t snap through the middle, which we’d had with genuine. This was a considerable advantage and meant that they lasted twice as long as genuine.
    The wings also lasted much longer as they’re thicker and have more tungsten.
    Both points and wings are also much better priced than genuine so I was very happy with them.

  • Time of year: Summer and Autumn 2017 / Summer and Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay with a bit of chalk, no flint
  • R H Maycock (Richard Maycock)
  • Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • AMC30409MXP Horsch tungsten Mulch point on a Horsch Terrano MT - 4 Meter.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    The fitment and retention of shape of the point is great, I haven’t lost a single one.
    Although no direct comparison was done I would say that we’ve got pretty much double the wear out of the Maxipart® point compared to any other tungsten point we’ve used before. Also that’s in the summer/autumn of 2018 which was an
    extremely hard year. It has really helped with down time. I’ve been really impressed with them.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Flint, chalk, clay
  • David Foot Ltd (Leigh West)
  • Weymouth, Dorset
  • AMC30506MXP Vaderstand Topdown Points 80mm tungsten on a Vaderstand Topdown 5 meter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    They’re very good. I’ve tried half a set of Maxipart® points and half a set of genuine points. I put the Maxipart® on one side and the genuine on the other and there’s no difference at all. It then comes down to price and the Maxipart® are quite a bit cheaper. I’ve tried other non-genuine ones as well in the past but these didn’t last long.

  • Time of year: Spring and Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Primarily with some clay cap and flints
  • Stuarts Partners Ltd (Adrian Eavis)
  • Nr Exeter, Devon
  • AMC30506MXP Vaderstad 80mm Tungsten Topdown Points on a Vaderstad Topdown 5 meter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We trialled the Maxipart® points against other non-geniune parts, as well as genuine in the Spring and Autumn of 2018. The other non-genuine did 1,000 acres and the genuine did 1,900. Your Maxipart® parts are still going and have now done over 2,000 acres. The really good thing was that the Maxiparts® points kept their shape throughout so are doing as good a job now as when they started.

    Also, even now when they’re getting to the end of their life the bolts are still as good as new as the bolts sink down so deep into the point. The other good thing is that as well as outlasting genuine they’re also a lot better priced. A brilliant point.

  • Time of year: Used since Spring 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed - Flint, chalk, clay, loam & some green sand
  • T P Hayward (Ron)
  • Nr. Marlborough, Wiltshire
  • AMC30801MXP & AMP640MXP Keeble Subsoiler points tungsten and non tungsten, on a Keeble 9 leg progressive.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We were originally using genuine non-winged (non-tungsten) points and were getting about 40 acres from them. We then moved on to the genuine Keeble winged subsoiler points and got about 60 acres from them. We then tried the Maxipart® points. We have tried other suppliers’ tungsten points before and have been very unconvinced that you get enough value from them so we were very dubious about taking these. We therefore had 36 non tungsten winged subsoiler points and 9 with tungsten on the nose and wings to take us through the season.

    Your non-tungsten did about 25% more than the standard Keeble points – however your tungsten version outlasted your standard points by about 8 or 9 times. I wish I’d gone all tungsten now. They’re a great point.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed but generally chalky boulder clay over medium loam.
  • H J Fairs (Chris Barron)
  • Nr. Colchester, Essex
  • AMC30802MXP & AMC30803MCP & AMP643MXP & AMP644MXP Keeble J Leg Points tungsten and non tungsten, with wings and without wings on a Keeble 7 leg rigid.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I was originally using genuine Keeble J leg points and not getting a great deal of
    wear – perhaps 40-60 acres.

    We then tried the Maxipart® points. We have tried other supplies tungsten parts and weren’t convinced that tungsten was good value for money. We looked at what we would need for the season and took 8 non winged J leg tungsten points and
    40 non winged J leg non tungsten points to go on the front of the machine and the same quantities of non winged to go on the back. Your standard non tungsten points ones are better, with them lasting about 25% longer than the genuine Keeble, but your tungsten points were something else. We got 9 times the wear from your tungsten points over the genuine Keeble and what’s more, once they were worn, we could then take the winged version from the back and put them on the front so we got another three changes. We therefore got 12 points to 1 when you consider the move from the back to the front.

    They’re great points and we will always go for the Maxipart® tungsten ones in the future.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed but generally chalky boulder clay over medium loam.
  • H J Fairs (Chris Barron)
  • Nr. Colchester, Essex
  • AMP104MXP Knock on 4” Boxer point on a Simba Xpress 3 meter with an ST bar.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “I’ve been delighted with these points – they’ve been absolutely fantastic”
    I put a set on and they’ve now done 1,500 acres and are still going strong. I would have used over 8 sets of Borgault non-tungsten points in that acreage – also if this had been the case a lot of the acreage worked would have been done with semi-worn or worn points so you lose the efficiency of the machine. With the Maxipart® boxer point you keep the integrity of the point. You keep the shape and width of the point throughout its long life. With 1,500 acres done on a 3 meter machine – that’s an awful lot of passes, an awful lot of downtime saved and a great job done as the point keeps its shape. Great product, I’d highly recommend them.

  • Time of year: Used since Spring 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed - loamy clay and some flinty clay
  • SP Miles
  • Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Tungsten Boxer point AMP104, on a 5m Simba SL
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    The Boxer point was trialled alongside normal cast 4” sweepshares. There was a spread of 4 Boxer points across the machine, and they lasted approx. 800 acres. However, the cast sweepshares were being changed about every 50 acres so the boxer point lasted approximately 16 changes of standard sweepshares.

    The customer was amazed; the boxer point paid for itself several times over on wear alone, let alone factoring in the down time! The customer now purchases Boxer points regularly.

  • Time of year: Autumn 2015
  • Soil type & conditions: Stony chalk downland in not a very abrasive year comparatively.
  • Litchfield Farms - Paul
  • Hampshire
  • AMP280MXP 11” ridged sweepshares on a Sumo “Four One” – A prototype similar to a Quadro but also has a set of discs, 19 legs, another set of discs then a packer.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I like your stuff very much. I was given a point to trial after visiting your stand at
    a show, the point was great and we’ve used you ever since.
    We have a prototype Sumo “Four One”, it’s a bit like a Quadro but with a set of discs, 19 legs which have knock on adaptors, another set of discs then a packer.
    We take your Maxipart® 11” Sweepshares with the ridges on and we’re really happy. They fit perfectly, wear well, keep their shape and penetrate fantastically. They certainly last much longer than the sweepshares we were using before.

  • Time of year: Since the Spring of 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay to chalk and flints
  • Ledger Farm (Shaun)
  • Nr. Deal, Kent
  • AMP530MXP Tungsten Heavy Duty Subsoiler points 12” on a Tim Howard.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I’m really happy with the wear on these. I get about 600-700 hundred acres out of the points which is great. Also even in harsh conditions I’ve never lost a tungsten plaque
    With regards to wearing parts – “I’ve tried just about everybody’s and yours are the best.”

  • Time of year: Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed – Red clay and gravel
  • J R Wilson & Sons (Will Dixon)
  • Nr. Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  • AMP531MXP 8” Tungsten Tim Howard points on a TWB with Tim Howard legs.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We now use your Tim Howard points and have found that they are really very good.
    We don’t buy cheap metal as it’s just not worth it. We’ve tried other suppliers who we no longer entertain. We can’t afford to stop mid-season to change over to poor quality metal. Your metal is very good so we have no problem buying or recommending your parts. Your metal is obviously very good and your prices are so much better than genuine.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk over clay clap, lots of flint and some gravel
  • M & MF French (Martin)
  • Nr. Gravesend, Kent
  • AMP532MXP Cousins Tungsten Micro leg on a Cousins V Form
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I started with the genuine Cousins non-tungsten legs and on my land these disappeared in no time. I then moved on to Cousins tungsten legs which did last longer as they had a tungsten tip and tungsten on the wings however they then wore through the shin and I lost the point. I didn’t feel they were worth the extra money so went back to non-tungsten.

    I then tried your Maxipart® full tungsten legs. These really are fantastic. The shape holds up throughout with tungsten not only on the nose and wings but also right up the shin. They would also last a good four or five times longer than the Cousins tungsten points on my land. The really important part is that they hold their shape. As the genuine points wear, you can see the difference in the establishment of the crop as it comes up and this results in lost crop. You used to be able to clearly see how well the rape established as the points wove, with a clear demarcation as new parts were fitted.

    However, we put in over 1,500 acres of rape with your leg in the Autumn of 2018, which was insanely hard, and we have hardly lost an acre to either the flea beetle or pigeons and I put this down to large part to your leg. The establishment was
    so good that the rape got up and away so quickly. I would certainly recommend these to anybody.

  • Time of year: Used since Autumn 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalky flints, sands and gravels
  • Foudry Farming (Peter Miller)
  • Nr. Reading, Berkshire
  • AMP532MXP Cousins Micro-leg with full tungsten on a Cousins V Form
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “These have been very good – you’ve got these just right”

    I haven’t worn these out yet – they have done about 1,000 acres but still have plenty of life left. On the genuine ones we were getting wear on the wings. Once we got wear we would weld and build up the wings so we would then start getting wear on the shin. I used to have to change the genuine ones about every 150 acres so the MXP are looking like they will do up to 10 times what genuine did. Would certainly recommend them to anyone.

  • Time of year: Used since Autumn 2017 (still going)
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay with a bit of chalk, no flint
  • R H Maycock (Richard Maycock)
  • Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • AMP540MXP Rapid lift Tungston point on a Vaderstad Rapid with Rapid lift Toolbar.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I found that the Maxipart® Rapid Lift points worked very well. I was very pleased
    with these. Although there is not a huge amount of choice out there and I have tried a few different ones and yours are the best. They’ve lasted very well and I’ll be sticking with them.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy clay
  • Hinckford Farming Ltd
  • Halstead, Essex
  • AMP540MXP Rapidlift points on a Rapidlift with toolbar.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Your rapid lift points are exceptional – I have no complaints what-so-ever.
    They’re really very good.

    We don’t buy cheap metal it’s just not worth it. We’ve tried other suppliers who we no longer entertain. We can’t afford to stop mid-season to change over to poor quality metal. Your metal is very good so I have no problem buying of
    pushing your parts. Your metal is obviously very good and your prices are so much better than genuine.

  • Time of year:
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk over clay clap, lots of flint and some gravel
  • M & MF French (Martin)
  • Nr. Gravesend, Kent
  • Rapidlift Point on Cultivating Solutions Rapidlift
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “I liked the look of the Maxipart® Rapidlift points but with the competitions product already outlasting the genuine product I was reluctant at first to try them. APM sent me a sample and they outlasted the competitions product by a fair way. I will be buying Maxipart® going forward!”

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: 15,000 acres of very mixed soils
  • HR Bourne & Sons – Ian Thompson
  • Lincolnshire
  • AMP580MXP Sumo tungsten point & AMP581A/BMXP Sumo tungsten wings on a Sumo 6 Leg.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have been very pleased with these, they’ve lasted very well. We started out on the original Sumo point without the leg protection and then moved onto a non-genuine point with the protection around the leg. Neither of these used tungsten.
    We then tried your tungsten points with bolt on tungsten wings and the price stacks up. The points keep their shape and downtime is greatly reduced.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy Clay
  • K I Lingham (Tom Lingham)
  • Seven Oaks, Kent
  • AMP580MXP Sumo tungsten point & AMP581A/BMXP Sumo tungsten Wings & AMP577A/BMXP new wrap around Sumo tungsten wings on a Sumo 6 Leg and a Sumo 9 leg.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I originally used genuine Sumo points years ago but found the non-tungsten points wore very quickly so changed over to the Prolift system. This was much better but the system we adopted did have a fair bit of drag and the stress on the machines was greater than it had to be.
    We then used the Maxipart® Sumo tungsten points and the Maxipart® tungsten wings to suit. These have made an absolutely huge difference. As a contractor we need to look at the pounds per acre and the Maxipart® points have made a big difference to the drag on the machines, which has been improved.

    As well as them doing a great job one of the biggest advantages has been the absolutely massive reduction in down time.
    With an average set of points lasting 400 acres we can get a huge amount done before we need to mess about changing points. We’ve been seriously impressed with these and have no problem recommending them to others.
    We also did some spring time trial work with a new “ridged” wing (AMP577A/BMXP). I was really impressed with what we used before but initial trials suggest that these will be even better as the wings seem to be wearing better and they’re protecting the same foot they’re drilled to.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018 & Spring 2019
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed abrasive land, chalk, clay with flints and gravel
  • P & C Channer (Paul & Toby Channer)
  • Nr. Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • APC1062MXP & AMP723 Vaderstad drill disc and system disc on a Vaderstand Rapid Drill.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have trailed the discs over two drills so it’s hard to say exactly what acreage
    they’ve done but we’re happy with the wear. We’ve also now bought more so that tells a story. We trialled them against Genuine discs and results show the wear is comparable.
    We don’t buy cheap metal it’s just not worth it. We’ve tried other suppliers who we no longer entertain. We can’t afford to stop mid-season to change over to poor quality metal. You’re metal is very good so I have no problem buying or pushing your parts. Your metal is obviously very good and your prices are so much better than genuine.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk over clay clap, lots of flint and some gravel
  • M & MF French (Martin)
  • Nr. Gravesend, Kent
  • AMP723 Vaderstad drill disc and system disc on a Vaderstand Rapid Drill.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have trailed the discs over two drills so it’s hard to say exactly what acreage they’ve done but we’re happy with the wear. We’ve also now bought more so that tells a story. We trialled them against Genuine discs and results show the wear is comparable.
    We don’t buy cheap metal it’s just not worth it. We’ve tried other suppliers who we no longer entertain. We can’t afford to stop mid-season to change over to poor quality metal. You’re metal is very good so I have no problem buying of pushing your parts. Your metal is obviously very good and your prices are so much better than genuine.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk over clay clap, lots of flint and some gravel
  • M & MF French (Martin)
  • Nr. Gravesend, Kent
  • AMP727 discs on a Vaderstad TopDown
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    “We fitted APM’s Maxipart® discs to our TopDown in Autumn 2015, and have done roughly 650ha since, running them alongside the original Vaderstad disc for comparison. Our ground is very abrasive and hard-wearing, with a high flint content, and we have a high metal usage compared to other areas of the country. Based on what we have proved with these discs I would recommend them to anyone with similar ground – they’re doing a great job and I would buy them again.”

  • Time of year: Autumn 2015
  • Soil type & conditions: Abrasive ground with high flint content
  • J.M. Stratton
  • Warminster, Wiltshire
  • AMP736MXP Vaderstad Carrier 19” cutaway disc on a Vaderstad Carrier 8.5 meter.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I like your stuff very much. I was given a point to trial after visiting your stand at
    a show, the point was great and we’ve used you ever since.
    We’ve used your discs previously, having fitted the Maxipart® drill discs on out 8m Rapid these fitted and had wear properties like genuine so we thought we’d try your new 470mm (19”) cultivation discs for the carrier.
    Again they fitted like genuine and although they’ve not worn out yet these also look to be wearing as well as genuine.
    Once again we’ve been very impressed with your parts.

  • Time of year: Late Autumn / Winter 2018 & Spring 2019 (trials ongoing)
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy Clay to chalk and flints
  • Ledger Farm (Shaun)
  • Nr. Deal, Kent
  • Double tungsten point on a 6m Horsch sprinter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Tim Walters has been dealing with APM for many years, and has been very helpful to APM with developing Maxipart® products for several machines that he runs. The latest development he has helped with is the new double tungsten point for the Horsch Sprinter, and he was very impressed with the results.
    ‘We already use the Maxipart® double tungsten point, and tungsten baseplate, having helped to develop these items a few years ago, and find them to work incredibly well in our very stony soils. However the new double tungsten point was a step up – we drilled 400 hectares with it during the autumn 2017, and spring 2018, and its still looking like new. It will go on and do a further significant acreage, by which point it will have
    well outperformed what was always a very good point, the current Maxipart® point that we have used for years.
    It’s lost very little width on the cheeks of the point behind the tungsten, which is normally where it wears, and the bottom of the point has only taken a small amount of wear. Normally we see points wearing in these areas much more quickly, and then the tungsten will break off. However this new style of point looks to have overcome these issues.’

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017 & Spring 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Very flinty/chalky soils
  • RCH Morgan Giles – Tim Walters
  • Hampshire
  • AMP745MXP Horsch Duet Baseplate on a Horsch Sprinter - 6m
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Although more expensive initially, they outlast the competition by a huge amount so they work out much cheaper. They keep their shape throughout, and keep their full width as there is plenty of tungsten where needed. Absolutely great baseplate. Even with the additional wear the bolts are completely protected with the tungsten bolt hole protection. Would strongly recommend to other farmers.

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017, Spring & Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed - Flint, chalk, clay, loam & some green sand
  • T P Hayward (Ron)
  • Nr. Marlborough, Wiltshire
  • AMP759MXP Single plaque Tungsten Horsch duet point on a Horsch Sprinter 6m
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    They’re at least as good as genuine if anything slightly better.
    Main advantage is the cost per acre as they’re much better priced and every bit as good.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Flint, chalk, clay (mixed over 7,000 acres – overall quite hard wearing)
  • David Foot Ltd (Leigh West)
  • Weymouth, Dorset
  • Great Plains SLD with Prolift Legs
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Previously I’d used non-tungsten points and would get about 60 hectares from a set. I then switched over and got some Maxipart® tungsten points (AMP708MXP) from APM and these were very good but now they were lasting so much longer, I started to notice wear underneath on the bottom side of the leg. Then APM introduced the heavy duty tungsten point which has more tungsten as well as a nose that goes down further, and hard facing underneath. This stopped the wear underneath and I will now get 400 hectares out of a set of HD points and APM’s tungsten wings. I’m really impressed with these. In general, I’ve always been really impressed with the Maxipart® metal, I’d always used genuine before but now use Maxipart®.

  • Time of year:
  • Soil type & conditions: 6,200 acres of mixed land
  • Albanwise Farming Ltd
  • Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • AMP805MXP & AMP806MXP 28” Gregoire Besson Discordon discs, plain and notched, on a Gregoire Besson Discordon
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Trials aren’t complete yet – but having successfully trailed other Maxipart® products we’re currently trialling these. Genuine are very expensive compared to the Maxipart® and after the Autumn 2018 they’ve worn the same – so – so far so good.
    We don’t buy cheap metal it’s just not worth it. We’ve tried other suppliers who we no longer entertain. We can’t afford to stop mid-season to change over to poor quality metal. You’re metal is very good so I have no problem buying or pushing your parts. Your metal is obviously very good and your prices are so much better than genuine.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018 (trials continuing)
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk over clay clap, lots of flint and some gravel
  • M & MF French (Martin)
  • Nr. Gravesend, Kent
  • AMP811MXP 20” Cutaway Disc on a Simba Xpress 3m
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    The fitment on these discs is perfect and the wear rate it great. I’ve only done 500 acres on a 3m Xpress but if you painted them purple again they’d be like new. This is very impressive as the Autumn of 2018 was incredibly hard so I’m really happy.
    I didn’t trial them against genuine which I had used before but I know that they’d be at least as good.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018 and still going strong
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed - loamy clay and some flinty clay
  • SP Miles
  • Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • AMP812MXP Sumo cultivation discs on a Sumo 6 leg on Concord system
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I bought the Sumo on original discs and these were very good. When I needed more I decided to buy Maxipart® and have been very impressed. They were on there an awfully long time and had done a lot of work before they even took the edge off them. I didn’t directly compare them with the originals but I can’t tell any difference whatsoever. They’re really good, I like them.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy Clay with some sand in places
  • C Grimwood & Sons (Josh Grimwood)
  • Nr. Halstead, Essex
  • AMP826MXP Horsch Joker 20” Cutaway Disc
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We first priced up the Maxipart® Joker discs in 2017. We were looking for a set for both our 9M machines. Compared to genuine discs, the cost was so significantly different that I took an interest but thought that something must be wrong with them. So often before we have tried non OEM discs and the fitment hasn’t been good and they’re softer. It takes a lot of courage to fit a set of 100 non-original discs to a machine and send it out in the field. I took a sample and had it hardness tested which came back the same as Horsch. We checked the fitment and it was perfect. We took the plunge and bought 400 from APM! We are just in the process of buying another 200 for this season, having no issues whatsoever.

  • Time of year:
  • Soil type & conditions: 15,000 acres
  • H R Bourne
  • Wragby, Lincolnshire
  • APC263MXP – Claydon tungsten leading leg on a Claydon Hybrid 6 meter.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    It’s easily done as much as genuine so is comparable if not better. However when you consider the price then the pounds per hectare makes the Maxipart® leg a much better choice.
    It really has performed very well and has done over 600 hectares in the hard 2018 season so it’s impressive. We did trial another non genuine leg but this disappeared in no time.
    Will be buying Maxipart® going forward.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Medium to heavy loams
  • M E S Dart (Mark Oldroyd)
  • Nr. Wallinford, Oxfordshire
  • APC608MXP Sumo Concord low disturbance tungsten point on a Sumo 6 Leg
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    These Maxipart® low disturbance points are very good, I really like them. It moves the ground and does the job where needed but doesn’t move it where I didn’t want the ground moved. The tungsten nose and wings work really well together and they held their shape well. They also went on very well – everything lined up perfectly with all the holes in the right places so very impressed.
    I got 3 or 4 times longer out of these points compared to what I’d have used before which although initially more expensive does mean that I’ve really cut my costs. I got about 400 acres out of a set which I was very impressed with.

  • Time of year: Summer/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy Clay with some sand in places
  • C Grimwood & Sons (Josh Grimwood)
  • Nr. Halstead, Essex
  • APC608MXP Sumo low disturbance point for Concord system on a Sumo – Concord system 5 leg.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We were running your Maxipart® tungsten Concord points before which were Good, however we wanted to move less dirt and look into strip tilling so we thought we’d try your Maxipart® low disturbance points.
    We were really impressed, there’s far less surface disturbance which is what we were after and the wear properties are brilliant. They did a really good job in both the damp spring and very dry autumn of 2018.
    We haven’t trialled them against any competition but have been impressed with them. That’s now the only point on our shelf. I wouldn’t use anything else.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Green sand and weald clay
  • Huddlestone farmers Ltd (Neil Stokes)
  • Steyning, West Sussex
  • APC1062MXP Vaderstad drill disc and system disc on a Vaderstand Rapid Drill.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have trialled the discs over two drills so it’s hard to say exactly what acreage they’ve done but we’re happy with the wear. We’ve also now bought more so that tells a story. We trialled them against genuine discs and results show the wear is comparable.
    We don’t buy cheap metal, it’s just not worth it. We’ve tried other suppliers who we no longer entertain. We can’t afford to stop mid-season to change over to poor quality metal. Your metal is very good so I have no problem buying or pushing your parts. Your metal is obviously very good and your prices are so much better than genuine.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Chalk over clay clap, lots of flint and some gravel
  • M & MF French (Martin)
  • Nr. Gravesend, Kent
  • APC1062MXP Vaderstad Drill discs on a Vaderstad Rapid 4 meter
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    Yes I’ve been very pleased with these. I didn’t trial them alongside any others but I’ve had genuine and non-genuine before and I’d say they’re definitely as good as genuine and much better than non-genuine ones.
    I was also very impressed with the fitment which was also as good as genuine.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed, clay, flint, chalk and gravel.
  • Westrope Brothers
  • Dunstable, Bedfordshire
  • APC1062MXP Vaderstad Rapid Drill discs on a Vaderstad Rapid Drill 8 meter.
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    I like your stuff very much. I was given a point to trial after visiting your stand at a show, the point was great and we’ve used you ever since.
    With regards to the rapid discs these have been as good as gold. We had genuine on before but thought we’d try yours to see how they fared. We’ve been impressed and can’t see anything between them. We haven’t trialled them side by side but we’ve done the spring and autumn of 2018, about 2000 acres, with that drill and we’ve not moved the coulters up a notch yet. So I’d say that there’s nothing between yours and genuine. There’s nothing in it. Also fitment was perfect which is also vitally important.

  • Time of year: Spring/Autumn 2018 & still going
  • Soil type & conditions: Heavy Clay to chalk and flints
  • Ledger Farm (Shaun)
  • Nr. Deal, Kent
  • APC1684MXP & APC1685A/BMXP Cousins Roman nose points and wings On a Cousins V-Form
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We have used a number of points & wings over the years and would say that we get on very well with the Maxipart® points & wings. These are the ones that we choose to buy and I’d be happy to strongly recommend them to anybody else.

  • Time of year: Bought since 2017
  • Soil type & conditions: Mixed, brick clay, chalk, flints, blue clay
  • Nonington Farms (Richard)
  • Nr. Canterbury, Kent
  • AMP708MXP Tungsten Prolift point and AMP790MXP Heavy Duty Prolift Point on a Simba DTX
  • Customer comments/feedback:

    We were very impressed with these points. We put them on with one of your competitors tungsten points and they easily outlasted it. I then kept yours on and put 2 more of your competitors standard non-tungsten points on to finish the season. These also wore through and there’s still plenty left on yours. We’ve also just put on your Heavy Duty Tungsten Prolift Points. These are quite a bit bigger, plus the angle is slightly more aggressive. I found that these cut into the hard ground easily and it also doesn’t require a short top link so the machine pulled easier. The only thing I would recommend, if the conditions are hard, is that you double up On the roll pins as there is more pressure on the smaller roll pin AGX54875 inside the larger roll pin AMP713

  • Time of year: Autumn 2017. Spring & Autumn 2018
  • Soil type & conditions: Clay & flint with some chalk
  • Little Horsenden Farm (Phil McIntosh)
  • Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

Maxipart® in the Field

High Performance

Maxipart® – A story of improving performance

Through a long history of supplying farmers every day with a wide range of products – including wearing metal parts – APM was continually experiencing the headache of poor quality aftermarket metal.
Non-branded and vague-looking pieces of steel were passed off as acceptable replacements to the original fitment parts, with farmers understandably becoming frustrated with inferior fitment and poor wear performances. On the other hand, manufacturers original fit wearing metal was unreasonably expensive, however it had good wear and performance characteristics. It appeared that nobody was listening to the needs of the arable farmer with the choices on offer being poor quality with low price, or good quality with a high price.
We decided we could do better, and besides, no other supplier to the farming market seemed willing to tackle the issue – so we set out to produce a range of parts that had to:
  • Fit like the original product
  • Perform at least as well as the original product
  • Offer a significant price saving over the original product
  • And where possible, provide further performance benefits  through the inclusion of additional features.

The result? – Maxipart® High performance wearing parts

What does high performance mean?

To a lot of farmers, the term ‘high performance’ means that the product wears well, and you don’t have to change it sooner than you think is reasonable.

To Maxipart®, the term means an awful lot more. For sure, it’s massively important to have a product that wears well, but we feel that it’s as important to have a product that does the best job when in work, breathing life into your soil. Here are the main factors;

Having a part which wears exceptionally well, is a major aim for us.

Downtime is expensive, and it always seems to come when the pressure is on, ie a weather window is looming, or progress in front of the next field operation has slowed. Often when we analyse an original product, believe it or not, they aren’t as good as they could be, even in terms of the grade of metal used, or the hardness of the part. Corners are often cut. Or the shape and angles of the part are poorly designed, leading to quicker than necessary wear rates.

We at Maxipart® don’t just follow what everyone else is doing, here’s what we do:

  • We use the highest grade of metal, and harden the part to be as hard as possible, without making it brittle. The balance between hardness and flexibility with each specific part is essential.
  • Look at the design of the product, can this be improved? Is the angle of approach into the soil having a negative impact with regards to wear, draft and performance? Can any or all of these be improved upon? What is essential throughout this process is ensuring that the performance of the machine is not compromised and that wear is not transferred elsewhere.
  • Can we add extra metal or hard-wearing products such as tungsten carbide tiles or hardfacing, to further reduce wear? Consideration is given to the value of the product, and how much hardwearing material will be needed to revolutionise the part, as it may not always be viable to do so. Also, the position of the hard-wearing material needs careful thought; a badly placed tungsten carbide tile can actually cause the part to wear in a different area, thus leading to earlier than necessary change or wear and damage to a more expensive component.

Every wearing part has a job to do. The wearing parts on any machine are actually the most important parts – they are the bits that are doing the job that you’ve gone out into the field to do. So you need them to perform, otherwise the intended effect of the job is different. Sadly, you can’t stop a part from wearing out, but you can make sure that the part is always in the right shape, throughout its expected life, so it’s doing the job of a new part. This ensures that your soil is moved consistently across your complete acreage, and you have better control over the outcome of the job you intend to do. If the part reduces in width or changes shape the whole time, your cultivation strategy has to change too! Also, you have to consider WHERE you are cultivating – it’s in the area of your seedbed that needs the most work, often the area where the new crop is established. A poorly shaped or excessively worn part will not do the job it was intended for reliably, often only smearing the soil and not improving it’s structure. Once the original shape and design is gone the job you’re doing is being compromised. This doesn’t help the new crop.

Here are the 2 main ways that we overcome the obstacle of uneven and poor wear:

  • Use tungsten carbide tiles. This is the best way of ensuring original shape is maintained. Wing widths are retained, penetration points are held, and whilst metal behind wears out slowly, the ‘business’ edges of the part continue to do what you need them to do. It will also sharpen as it wears, ensuring that smearing of the soil is reduced.

  • Consider the shape of the part to start with. As it wears, will it maintain its original shape, will it reduce in width, or will it quickly resemble something different? Can we add small extra features to help throw wear away from the leading edges of the part allowing it to move through the soil and maintain it’s original shape?

The cost of pulling wearing parts through the soil is relatively high, bearing in mind the cost of the machine in the first place, the tractor on the front, the operator in the seat, and then the fuel you use to do it. Machine fatigue can be enormous when basic parts are fitted. As they wear, the working depth of the machine may have to be altered, thus increasing draft and putting more strain on the machine frame. This can then push fuel consumption through the roof, reduce forward speeds, increase tyre wear, and reduce hourly output, increasing cost per hectre. It can also lead to a job having to be done twice, as the operator may not have spotted the change in the performance of the parts.

Here are the main things we consider when looking to overcome such issues:

  • Ensuring that a part maintains its original shape so that machine set up changes are not necessary is a big consideration for us. Have we done enough to ensure that leading edges will not break up quickly, or narrow off? We always consider how much base metal is needed to support any hard-wearing material, to ensure that this is the case.
Our mission is...
  • To set personal service at the forefront of our vision for growth
  • To make it easy for our customers, with simple and clear working procedures
  • To maintain consistent supply of top quality farm parts and consumables
  • To be the indispensable partner to the UK arable farmer for a wide range of premium quality products
Our vision is...
  • To innovate and develop unique and beneficial advantages in wearing metal parts
  • To match or be superior to the quality of machinery manufacturer’s wearing metal with the development of the Maxipart® brand
  • To expand our loyal customer base through the power of recommendation, proven value
Our values are…
Integrity; at every stage in our business we operate in an ethical and principled manner, and reward our staff for their loyalty and commitment

Transparency; we recognise that what we do behind the scenes within the company is mirrored by what our customers see

Honesty; we tell you the truth, and give you the right advice, even if it comes at the expense of a sale for us

Open-mindedness; we sit in your seat, viewing what we do from your angle and only providing products and service we’d be happy to receive ourselves
Our commitment to you...
Our customer service team work hard to ensure we get products right; and a huge amount of time and energy goes into field trials and tests to ensure fitment and performance is absolutely perfect. Farmer support is tremendously important to us, and while we set our product standards high, we acknowledge that sometimes issues do arise. We’re a family-owned British company with traditional values at heart, so rest assured that you’ll not be left stranded in the event of a problem.

Experience tells us that due to a combination of events, wear rate patterns can vary hugely from year to year. It’s almost always entirely down to Mother Nature. Different weather can produce vastly differing soil conditions each year. We’re always glad to keep in touch with you with feedback on what’s happening out there, and suggestions for improvements to help you cope with the challenges set by the soil. We are very proud of Maxipart® high performance wearing parts, and should there be a problem our warranty support gives our customers peace of mind.
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  • Cultivation and Subsoil
  • Drilling
  • Ploughs
  • Power, Harrow & Rotary Tillers
  • Hedgecutter Flails

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