Slurry-handling equipment manufacturer Tramspread has launched its Suffolk range of tanker applicators, that reduce the weight stress on the tanker’s rear door and are available in working widths from 6 to 10.5 metres.
The Suffolk range features hydraulic, vertically folding booms that include auto transport latches with safety pins. The new range of dribble bar applicators use a similar technology to that of Tramspread’s umbilical systems, however, the Suffolk applicators uniquely attach to tankers.
“The clamping on tanker doors can often fail due to the stress of large booms being mounted on fixings attached to the doors,” explains Tramspread managing director Terry Baker.
“To avoid environmentally costly tanker failures, Tramspread welds fixing points on the rear of the tanker that the boom framework attaches to using telescopic arms. This balances the load more safely and also makes the booms more stable.”
With this method, larger booms can be fitted to smaller tankers without any significant modification. Plus, the design creates additional space for a flow meter to be added to the application system.
“Operators can apply more accurately by testing slurry and using a slurry meter. Tramspread’s Suffolk Range tanker booms can also be used with third party systems such as John Deere’s HarvestLab because the frame provides enough space to integrate the technology into the application system,” Mr Baker continued.