1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Multi-Level Manure PumpNew "multi-level" manure pump removes manure from pits of varying depths, says John Spanjer, Tavistock, Ontario.
The rig's hydraulically adjustable frame and extended 4 1/2 ft. long driveline lets you set the pump at pit depths ranging from 8 to 12 1/2 ft. "Other manure pumps are de-signed to work at only one pit depth, and have short 1 ft. drivelines," says Spanjer. "This adjustable rig lets farmers use one manure pump on any pit. It's especially useful to farmers who, over the years, have made their pits deeper or acquired other farms with manure pits of different depths."
The manure pump is equipped with two hydraulic cylinders. One cylinder, attached to the trailer frame, regulates driveline depth. Mother cylinder lines up the extended driveline and holds the pump upright.
Cost ranges from $5,750 to $6,400 (Canadian) depending on size.
For more information, contact: J. Spanjer Manure Equipment, Tavistock, Ontario, Canada N0B 2R0 (ph 519 655-2678).
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