1989 - Volume #13, Issue #2, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Fuel tanker slurry spreader"Performance has been excellent. It throws manure out in an even 25-ft. wide pattern. Total cost, including the tanker, was just $850," says Bruce M. Klemm, Whitelaw, Wis., who built his own 4,000-gal. liquid manure spreader tank out of a "junked" fuel tanker.
The first step in converting the tanker to handle manure was to cut open all of the baffled compartments inside the tank so manure can flow freely to fill the entire tanker. Then he cut a 36 by 36-in. hole in the top of the tanker at the rear and welded 12-in. high sides around the opening to form a fill hopper.
At the rear, Klemm made his own "slurry slinger" out of a blower from an old International Harvester grinder mixer. "I welded a short piece of 6-in. dia. well casing horizontally into the lower rear end of the tanker. I made a hydraulic gate valve out of plate steel and an 8-in. stroke cylinder. It controls the flow of slurry to the slinger assembly which consists of the blower chain-driven by a 250 rpm hydraulic motor," says Klemm, noting that the motor is geared up 2: 1 with sprockets to drive the blower at 500 rpm's.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bruce M. Klemm, 9008 Meier Rd., Whitelaw, Wis. 54247 (ph 414 732-4592).
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