Article: Farmers Weekly
Responding to increased demand in the Nordic countries, the engineering division at SlurryKat, based in Waringstown, Co Armagh, designed and built the ‘mobile nurse tank’ which acts as the master tank when spreading digestate with an umbilical slurry system.
This system allows the trucks to bring the digestate to the roadside and discharge their load into the tank without affecting the operation of the umbilical system and most importantly no stoppages during the spreading process. The tank acts as a buffer with the level in it rising and falling as the trucks discharge their load into it. Results have shown that the system allows for continuous spreading for hours and is considered a great technical advance in slurry handling management.”
The tanks are constructed with a full frame monocoque construction with press formed side panels for added strength. The tank runs on a specialised floating bogie axle system that can be raised and lowered from the safety of the tractor cab.
SlurryKat can build tanks to various sizes including; 40m3, 60m3, 80m3, 100m3, 120m3 and 150m3. Fitted with a commercial hydraulic lifting braked axle the tanks run on 385/65R22.5 road tyres. They have level indicators front and rear with a top access hatch with external and internal ladders.
All tanks have a venting system with front and rear discharge/fill ports with sump system.
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