Spread manure like a pro
Kuhn Knight has released its ProSpread PS/PSC/PXL apron box manure spreaders, minimizing moving parts for more dependable operation. The box spreaders can be equipped with a multitude of beater modules, spreader sizes, truck or trailer mounts, and other additional options. An all-steel construction provides the backbone for the spreaders, which include a hydraulically driven apron and a high-density, solid poly floor that reduces friction and winter freeze-down. For more information, call 608-897-2131, or go to kuhnnorthamerica.com.
Quantum drive reel
The Bazooka Farmstar 20-12 hose reel can hold 20 pieces of 6-inch hose or 12 pieces of 8-inch hose. It also has a mounted camera to see the hose deploy from the cab. The quantum drive enables power to go directly to the spool. “This minimizes assets to get the job done,” says Steve Pittman, sales manager. The reel comes with a handheld control option for instant speed control. Hydraulic horsepower in the range of 50 gallons per minute is needed. Prices range from $50,000 to $70,000, depending on options and size. Contact Pittman at 319-461-1588 or [email protected].
Demand for manure injectors is on the rise, and Nuhn Industries has a product that is all about speed. The company’s 12-row, 30-inch manure injector can go up to 10 mph, injecting 4,000 gallons an acre. The company also offers a manure injector with 24-inch spacing and a 14-row, 30-inch injector. The 12-row injector is priced in the high $20,000s, according to Dennis Nuhn, company president. For more information, visit nuhn.ca.
Versatile manure spreader
The Fp2-EzSpred, a 24-foot manure spreader from Roto-Mix, is truck-mounted and all hydraulically driven. The spreader is a modular shell design that can support various attachments and a capacity of 697 cubic feet. During operation, material is moved by two sets of heavy-duty 88C floor chain. The horizontal beaters generate 225 hydraulic horsepower that gives a consistent and even application of nutrients to the field. Price starts at $100,000. For more information, go to rotomix.com.
Manure tanker suspension upgrade
Jamesway Farm Equipment’s Maxx-Trax manure tanker has a new suspension design with ball joints that allow for smaller maintenance intervals and smoother turning. It also includes larger industrial truck brakes that are air- or hydraulic-operated; larger hubs and spindles; and heavier-duty axles. The upgrades add $5,000 to the tanker’s price and are now standard on all equipment. For more information, go to jameswayfarmeq.com.
Spread manure the Meyer’s way
Meyer’s Equipment Manufacturing Corp. introduces the VB235 manure spreader. It has the Twin Twister vertical beater design with a loading height of 72 inches and an inside box width of 61 inches. Sides are slanted on this model for easier loading of manure. It holds 235 cubic feet or 375 bushels of manure, and features a guillotine-style gate ahead of the beaters. List price is $35,465. Contact Meyer’s Equipment Manufacturing Corp., Dorchester, Wis., or visit emcspreaders.com.