New Bauer Turbomix provides effective, power-efficient mixing of slurry ready for spreading

Heavy-duty construction, efficient macerating of fibrous material and a blade design that makes the most of available tractor power are features of the new Bauer Turbomix MTXH slurry mixer.

The tractor-mounted device is designed for use in slurry lagoons and below-floor slurry tanks to homogenise solids and liquids in readiness for field application by tanker or umbilical system.

“Although a slurry mixer is a pretty simple device, a lot of thought has gone into making this new Bauer model one of the most effective and efficient on the market,” says Adrian Tindall, UK & Ireland sales manager for Bauer. “The special design of the blades, together with the unusual protection ring, makes a real difference to its performance.”

The Bauer Turbomix MTXH has a cranked frame to position the mixing blades, which are mounted on a shaft housed within a 120mm x 120mm square section tube constructed from 4mm galvanised steel.

Inside this tube, the propeller shaft is supported by multiple bearings and runs in oil for guaranteed constant lubrication. Together with the heavy-duty build of the tube, these measures ensure the Turbomix MTXH is robust enough to handle a demanding workload.

Two hydraulic cylinders raise and lower the frame and a third is available to tilt the shaft to get access to an underground tank – an opening of no more than 80cm square is needed.

Each of the three overlapping blades has a sharp cutting edge and a guard ring surrounding the 600mm diameter assembly is shaped to channel the flow of material over the blades and so optimise their chopping performance.

The design is also very power-efficient – according to comparative tests at research centres in Austria, the Turbomix MTXH recording the lowest power consumption for homogenising slurry, converting pto power into thrust more effectively than other slurry mixers tested.

There are ‘pushing’ blades, considered best for incorporating surface crust, and ‘pulling’ blades for the most efficient mixing of solids and liquids. Both are available on shafts 4m, 5m and 6m long designed to work effectively in storage facilities of 1000-1400cu m.

An ‘L’ version with larger diameter blades and a reinforced tube in four lengths from 7m to 10m is also available.

Prices start at £2710 for the 4m Turbomixer MTXH; a 6m version is £3000.

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