1993 - Volume #17, Issue #6, Page #27[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
World's Biggest Manure Spreader
The 32-ft. long tank rides on 8 wheels, 6 of them steerable. The front and two rear axles are connected by a closed circuit hydraulic system that allows the giant spreader to turn on corners and headlands without digging up fields. Two cylinders mounted on the front axle connect to four cylinders on the rear axles. All four axles have independent suspension.
"It turns as short as a 2-wheel tank and can follow right in the tractor wheel tracks," says Bunke. "Because of the weight it re-quires a 300 hp tractor and is designed mainly for flat country. We sold about 25 units this year. One Nebraska feedlot opera-tor mounted a pair of irrigation guns on top of the tank and used it to shoot water onto his feedlot to control dust."
Sells for about $55,000. Can be fitted with a toolbar to incorporate manure.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J. Houle & Fils Inc., 4591 Rte. 143, CP:370, Drummondville, Quebec, CanadaJ2B 6W3 (ph 819 477-7444).
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