Purpose built tanker on display at LAMMA 2020

As part of their display at LAMMA, Hi-Spec Engineering will have on their stand (Hall 6, Stand 6.610) a 3500 TD-S tanker purpose designed and built for a contractor in Wales. In order to ensure the 3,500 gallon tanker is safe on the road, they have specified it with heavy duty, commercial specification tandem axles with forced steering rear axle, air brakes, LED lighting and centralised greasing.

A particular feature of Hi-Spec tankers is the option to be able to have a tanker purpose designed and built to meet the customer’s specific needs, and just such a tanker will be on display on the Hi-Spec stand at LAMMA in January.

The high specification Hi-Spec 3500 TD-S tanker has a capacity of 3,500 gallons (15,911 litres). This comes as standard with a sprung drawbar and commercial 150×150 sprung parabolic tandem axles, complete with a forced steering rear axle, which have been fitted with 710/50 R26.5 Nokian Country King tyres.

The customer has also specified 420×180 load sensing air brakes, a bolt-on ball type hitch and central greasing point for the rear axle. To keep turnaround time to a minimum, they have also opted for a 6-inch autofill system, with a 10-inch overhead emptying funnel complete with a 6-inch breather valve.. The tanker has also been fitted with a wide-angle Walterscheid PTO shaft, lockable toolbox, bolt-on galvanised mudguards, rear LED lights, work lights and strobe flashing beacon.

Also on display at the show will be a Hi-Spec 3500TD-R tanker with recessed twin axles, a high capacity 14,000 litre Jurop vacuum pump and an 8-inch autofill system and flow meter.

The tanker is fitted with the latest Vogelsang Blackbird 12-meter trailing shoe, which was launched at Agritechnica and received an award from the DLG who organise the show. The new design provides precise application thanks to the optimised position of the distributor heads and new design of the skids, resulting in a coefficient of variation of less than 2% in tests.

XCEL 1250 spreader

Also on the Hi-Spec stand will be the Hi-Spec XCEL 1250 rear discharge spreader. Unlike other rear discharge spreaders, the XCEL 1250 is unique in that it uses a rotary chain and flail system to achieve a good break up of material, which is then spread using a pair of spinning discs.

The Xcel 1250 has the capacity to achieve an even spread pattern up to 24 metres. It has a capacity of 12 tonnes, typical discharge time is 3-5 minutes and it is able to spread all types of material such as farmyard manure, sludge cake, muck lime, wood mulch and chicken compost.

V12 Vertical Auger feeder

Completing the display will be a V12 vertical auger feeder. The Hi-Spec Vertical Auger range of feeders is available in both single and twin auger variants with sizes from 7m3 up to 32m3. The Vertical Auger range uses a low pitch mixing and chopping auger that creates a simple cycle action and is fitted with eight self-sharpening knives. A specific feature is its ability to quickly and efficiently incorporate complete bales into the mix, due to the unique knife arrangement, which also allows the Vertical Auger mixer to be used with lower horsepower tractors.

The V12 model on display features two feed-out doors and is fitted with a 36-inch feed-out elevator on the left-hand side with a fully programmable weighing system.



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