1981 - Volume #5, Issue #3, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Manure Mixer Pump Solves Pit Problems
"It also eliminates the time consuming job of back flushing with a manure pump," explains Scott Graham, inventor-manufacturer.
The Turbo Mixer is 11 ft., 3 in. long and small enough in diameter (6% in.) to slip into standard 8 in. pump-out portholes. It combines liquids and solids into a thoroughly mixed slurry for easy removal with a vacuum pump, explains Graham. "Basically, it's designed for the hog operator who's having sludge accumulation problems in a confinement building manure pit and doesn't want to go a lot of time and expense in solving the sludge accumulation problem."
The unit is powered by a 3 hp. electric motor (220 or 110 V.) and weighs 245 lbs. It comes complete with a winch which works in conjunction with a tractor or skid steer loader for moving the mixer in and out of pump-out portholes.
The Turbo Mixer pulls liquid manure off the top and pumps it with force down into the sludge layer to completely homogenize the pit manure into a slurry which a vacuum pump can easily handle, explains Scott. He hadn't established a retail price on the Turbo Mixer when this issue of FARM SHOW went to press.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Graham Co., Scott Graham, President, Gibson, Iowa 50104 (ph 515 634-2500).
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