2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #47[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Manure Spreader Built From Garbage Truck
Inventor Sean Jackman calls it the "Big Green Spreading Machine". The spreader is powered by a 225 hp diesel engine and can handle a 20-ton load.
Jackman installed four vertical spreader beaters on back of the garbage truck. The truck's original hydraulic-operated ram pushes manure toward the back to a short chain-driven slat floor in front of the beaters. A 100 hp engine, bolted on the side of the machine, drives a hydraulic pump that operates the beaters, apron chain, and ram.
The machine was fitted with tandem axle rear flotation wheels, which are offset to reduce soil compaction.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sean Jackman (ph 011 44 1525 240206 or 011 44 07971 952015; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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