1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Trailer Speeds Manure Hauling
The Samson Company's water-tight slurry trailer ù towed behind the slurry tank to the spreading site ù has twice the capacity of the tank. The operator, without leaving the seat of the tractor, pumps and loads three times as much manure on each trip to the field as he formerly handled without the tag-along trailer.
A hydraulically-operated suction tower, mounted on top the slurry tank, resembles a giant goose neck. It's made up of 8 in dia. hose and hinged support arms that guide it hydraulically into position for moving slurry in and out of the tag-long trailer.
Key to the entire system is Samson's exclusive pto-driven pump that works both as a pressure and a vacuum pump. It loads a 2,700 gal. slurry tank in one minute, and the 5,400 gal. tag-along trailer towed behind, in about 5 minutes.
When he gets to the spreading site, the tractor operator unhooks the trailer, then goes into the field to unload the 2,700 gal. tank. When empty, he returns to the trailer and, using the gooseneck suction tower, refills the tank with another 2,700 gals. He spreads this load, then returns to pump out and spread the remaining 2,700 gals. of slurry in the trailer.
Contact: Fabriken Samson Tange, Bjerringbrovej 10, Bjerringbro, Denmark DK-8850 (ph 06 65 85 33).
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