Ennor unbreakable build offers unique bearing innovation

 Ennor has led the way in making big disc ploughs and now has 40 Years’ experience in disc implement manufacturing with over 35 years’ working with 32-inch discs. It has been 15 years’ since Ennor designed and manufactured its famous oil-bath hub and released the first 40-inch disc machine

 Ennor was one of the first local manufacturers to incorporate all bearing hubs machined from solid billet steel (no castings) and then you need to add to that some of the heaviest frame designs available and with unparalleled quality.

This has been part of the reason why Ennor used models offer the highest resale value in the industry.

Ennor Engineering started to install a higher level of build in the early 1980’s with the development of gang hub designs manufactured from billet steel rather than cast iron that was common in the industry at the time.

Billet steel gave Ennor the ability to improve the design at any time required to keep up with market requirements, and also gave buyers the advantage of the strongest and most precise bearing hub in the industry, leading to a longer life.

 

After a relatively short period the production volume of bearing housings was so great that it would have been more economical to change to a casting.

Ennor Engineering could have shifted to introducing a more economical change to a casting but made the decision to stick with billet steel bearing housings.

The reasoning it chose the more expensive production path was because Ennor could offer a far more accurate housing for a precision bearing fit.

A housing with so much strength that it would never be broken. This is something Ennor can still state today, even with tens of thousands of gang hubs out in the paddocks, not one has ever been broken.

In 1998 the 32 Series machines were released, with the number 32 representing inches as being the maximum size of the disc.

One of the first models to be produced was a 40 foot (12.2m) 96-disc monster weighing 22 tonnes, and that made it twice the size any competing brand had dared to manufacture up to that point.

Since then the 32 Series range of machines produced by Ennor has evolved into three ranges and weight levels.

The 32 Series 9.0 released in 2010, 32 Series 12.7 in 2005 and 32 Series Contractor in 2003.

Hundreds of models have been manufactured with many variants.

One of the most ambitious developments for the company was the 36 and 40 Series, released in 2006 and 2009 respectively.

These models were developed to basically go through any terrain with as much power up front as any tractor could muster.

The design brief was straight to the point, make an invincible machine “put the entire weight of the machine on any one point and not worry it.”

The entire structure of these models was designed utilising computer Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to ensure adequate strength.

Every component of these two ranges had to be designed from scratch including the Oil-Bath gang bearing system.

This new design system had to be the ultimate in reliability. Just one bearing unit weighs over 75kg and has a rated capacity of 49 tonnes, to put this into perspective a normal plough bearing has a 4.5 tonnes capacity.

A key range that is popular with large-scale farmers and contractors is the Ennor 32 Series 12.7 with working discs ranging from 28 to 100 plates. Working with 32-inch discs the 12.5mm RHS Frame has a 50mm (2-inch) gang axle that runs either Aircraft or Ag tyres

The first 36 Series machine has clocked over 8,000 hours of service and is still running the original bearings untouched.

In 2015 the latest Oil-Bath bearing design was released. This system had been developed over 10 years and based on the experience and knowledge gained by the 36 and 40 Series models.

This latest Oil-Bath bearing design is now available on the 28 Series, 28 Series Contractor, 32 Series 9.0, 32 Series 12.7 and 32 Series Contractor.

The main problem faced during the development was to produce an extremely strong and reliable system at an affordable price.

The Ennor system is now the benchmark, as it is the only oil-bath gang bearing system designed and manufactured in Australia for local conditions.

Another development that has been filtering into Ennor models over the past few years has been hardened pins on pivot points.

This is something generally only seen on machinery like Caterpillar Bulldozers due to the high cost to manufacture.

Ennor has invested in specialised machinery to be able to produce this highly advantageous addition at an affordable price.

Other Key ranges that are popular with large-scale farmers and big contractors include the 32 Series 12.7 with working discs ranging from 28 to 100 plates.

Working with 32-inch discs the 12.5mm RHS Frame has a 50mm (2-inch) gang axle that runs either Aircraft or Ag tyres.

The oil-bath gang bearing option is recommended for users wanting thousands of hours of service for this true all-rounder.

The 32 Series has been developed for cereal, sugar cane, and cotton crops, and is also ideal for handling any re-growth.

Ennor’s 32 Series Contractor is a more recent addition to the range with working discs ranging from 28 to 72 plates.

The 32-inch discs are 12mm on the front, while 10mm are fitted to the rear. The 16mm RHS Frame has a (2-inch) gang axle that runs either Aircraft or Solid tyres.

These contractor models have been developed for working with Bulldozers through any re-growth and are also used for many cotton and sugar cane operations.

Ennor’s 36 Series Generation II was released in 2019 as a lower cost 36 inch disc machine

ranging from 24 to 48 plates.

Standard working widths for the 36 Series Generation II are 4.02 to 6.88m (13.18 to 22.58ft).

The 36-inch discs are 12mm for both the front and rear.

While the 16mm RHS frame has a 50mm (2-inch) gang axle that runs either Aircraft or Solid tyres.

This range is capable of penetrating down to 355mm (14-inches) deep and is ideal for clearing re-growth, and very deep tillage applications in sugar cane, cotton and even land forming.

These machines offer an average weight of 2,500kg for each metre of cut.

The 42-inch discs are 12mm for both the front and rear with an optional 20-inch by 8mm backing disc. The 16mm RHS frame has a 90mm (3.5-inch) gang axle that runs either Aircraft or Solid tyres. Oil-bath gang bearings are standard

Ennor’s 42 Series machines is where stubborn pans or growth have to yield.

Big 42-inch discs simply cut through anything the 24 to 44 plate sections come across. Standard working widths are 4.02 to 6.88m (13.18 to 22.58ft).

The 42-inch discs are 12mm for both the front and rear with an optional 20-inch by 8mm backing disc.

The 16mm RHS frame has a 90mm (3.5-inch) gang axle that runs either Aircraft or Solid tyres. Oil-bath gang bearings are fitted as standard.

This range is capable of penetrating down to 400mm (16-inches) deep and is ideal for clearing re-growth as they can reach below the root system of many types of shrubs.

This is the model you need to couple with a bulldozer and for a primary cultivation machine. The average weight is 3,940kg for each metre of cut.

The gang angle and overall design of Ennor models allows operators to apply the minimum level of power to ensure low running costs.

While also self-sharpening the discs and achieving the required depth and tilth of the soil across all operations.

Contact Ennor Engineering for any specialised build or production model availability for the coming season on tel: 1800 813 115, on tel: 03 5881 2280, fax: 03 58813 622 or email craig.ennor@ennor.com.au

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