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Low-Cost Flow Monitor For Liquid Manure Tanks
"Our new in-cab flow monitor for liquid manure tanks lets you know exactly when the tank runs out of manure so you can avoid skips and over or under application," says Terry Therkilsen, Progressive Designs, Comfrey, Minn.
  The flow monitor consists of a 6-in. dia. steel tube equipped with a mechanical flow valve. A length of flexible rubber hose (supplied) connects the top of the tube with the horizontal discharge pipe along the top of the tank. A bright orange flag attaches to the valve. As long as manure flows through the impeller, the flag extends straight up. When the flow stops, the flag flips over so the tractor driver can't see it.
  A model with an in-cab monitor, indicator light, and audio alarm is also available. They're activated by a microswitch that's protected by a metal shield.
  "It lets you know exactly when the manure stops flowing, which is something much more expensive models can't do," says Therkilsen. "There's only one moving part and it's made from stainless steel."
  Fits any liquid manure tank equipped with a 6-in. dia. discharge pipe.
  The standard mechanical flag model sells for $495 plus S&H; with stainless steel, $549. The standard model equipped with an in-cab monitor sells for $795 plus S&H; with stainless steel, $849.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Terry Therkilsen, Progressive Designs, 10339 Co. Rd. 2, Comfrey, Minn. 56019 (ph 507 723-6130).

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2001 - Volume #25, Issue #3