1998 - Volume #22, Issue #4, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Liquid Manure Vacuum Tand Made From Anhydrous Ammonia Applicator
To fill the tank I connect a hose to a short pipe that sticks out the back of the tank. A transparent hose runs from the top of the tank to a small tank that mounts in front of the an-hydrous tank. As soon as I see manure flowing through the hose I know it's time to stop the flow of manure into the tank.
Manure is discharged out the back onto a small disc harrow. It splashes out in an 18-ft.
wide pattern. The pipe at the back of the tank makes a 90 degree bend inside the tank and goes down to the bottom of the tank, so when I'm done unloading there are only a couple gallons of manure still left in the tank. The tank mounts on a steel chassis that I built out of 2-in. sq. tubing.
I raise 400 to 500 hogs per year and my manure pit isn't big enough to hold a year's worth of manure. Because the rear wheels on my vacuum tank are always pulling, I can apply manure at any time of the year without worrying about getting stuck. (Jens E. Andersen, Hyrdevej 61, 5300 Kerteminde, Denmark; ph and fax 011 45 65 32 44 30)
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