Farmers praise innovative approach to concrete
TG Concrete unveil three new ready-mix products specifically for the agricultural sector
FARMERS across Shropshire have praised a team of concrete specialists who have developed three brand new products specifically for the agricultural sector. The TG Concrete division, part of the Tudor Griffiths Group in Ellesmere, has unveiled its new TG AgriCrete range after many months of research and development work.
General manager Dave Morris (pictured) said the products had been created as a direct result of requests from local farmers and contractors: ‘They told us they were looking for hard-wearing and highly durable solutions for their yards and buildings, and so our team set to work to create products that met their very specific requirements. As a result, all three of our new ready-mixed concrete products comply with the very latest agricultural standards and are designed to help resist abrasion, erosion and chemical damage.’
The TG AgriCrete range is made up of granulated blast-furnace slag combined with local sand and glacial gravel, to produce sulphur-resistant properties. The range includes: TG YardCrete for outside areas including stock housing, tracks and access roads; TG StoreCrete for grain stores and partition walls; and TG SilageCrete for slurry and manure storage, silage and maize pits.
‘Each of the products has its own unique qualities but the common theme is that they’re all designed to help make durable concrete for the agricultural industry,’ said Mr Morris.
- TG YardCrete is hard-wearing and designed to resist damage from heavy plant and machinery. It can also be used in livestock housing.
- TG StoreCrete provides a mix that can be polished up for use in grain store applications.
- TG SilageCrete offers better durability against silage effluent than other more general products.
Farmers who were involved in the development of the TG AgriCrete range have already praised the products for solving a range of common everyday issues that, they say, were both frustrating and costly at the same time.
‘The response so far has been excellent,’ said Mr Morris, ‘and we believe the new range will prove very popular with our agricultural customers across Shropshire and beyond.’