Slurry specialist Tramspread has launched the first contractor trailer to feature its Teletram GSM remote control system. The chassis has been widened by 200mm to also enable the trailer to carry more equipment and the remote control will reportedly enable single operator use.
The remote does not rely on radio connectivity and can instead connect to a mobile device, using 2G to 5G data connection, to one or multiple engine driven pumps.
It features a seven-inch colour screen and can be operated using Apple or Android mobile devices. Communication is not comprised by distance.
“This means that an operator pumping over an eight-kilometre distance with four pump units will only need one device to monitor and operate all of the pump units,” explained Tramspread managing director, Terry Baker.
Combined with pressure sensors and a flowmeter, this means that the entire umbilical system can be accurately operated and monitored by just one man. When fitted with Tramspread’s Raven Box mapping and recording technology, the unit can also report the area’s treated and the quantity of slurry applied.
“The combination of knowing the speed of flow and being able to control it remotely is key to the time and equipment savings this trailer offers. The unit also keeps a record of the slurry utilised so operators can measure how effective each application is and improve distribution in the future,” said Mr Baker.
The trailer is powered by a 175hp Iveco engine, coupled to a Bauer SX2000 pump which can pump up to 300m3 per hour depending on distance and hose diameter. Up to 2,000m of drag hose can be carried on two detachable spools located at the front of the trailer, with a possible 1,000m carried on the tractor’s front linkage.
Over the twin, spring, high-speed axles there is a 900-litre fuel tank, with a remote control compressor mounted over it and a suction hose loading area with two large toolboxes.
For more information go to www.tramspread.co.uk