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Samson Agro exhibits latest slurry tanker

December 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Machinery

Danish spreader experts Samson Agro exhibited its new Slurry tanker – the PG II 28 – at last year’s Agritechnica event in Hanover, Germany. Customers have already given a good reception to the 28,000litre tanker, which was launched in July 2017 and replaces the PG II 27.

“The development of slurry implements has accelerated in recent years, and customer demands for complete flexibility to choose filling systems, regardless of the implement, have been intensifying, not least in international markets,” said product manager Soren Mejlstrup Jensen.

“This explains why the new tanker has been lengthened by 35cm to provide more space for large drip hose booms. However, the PG II 28 tanker has also been updated in a number of areas, so it matches the requirements of professional users.”

A new 36m boom from Samson Agro has a brand new compact boom design, with fewer hose metres and a faster reaction time to the start and stop functions. The two wings can be adjusted up and down independently of each other, so they always follow the surface of the soil.

Meanwhile, hoses always stay in contact with the soil, so the slurry does not splash out from a greater or lower height, resulting in the increased emission of ammonia and reduced utilisation of nutrients in the slurry.

The goal when designing the new machine was to optimise slurry application while reducing mechanical complexity. The boom and boom functions are monitored constantly via sensors to minimise faulty operation during folding and when driving in the field.

Samson Agro has introduced some big innovations in slurry tanker and spreaders in recent years – both in terms of capacity, handling of difficult materials and documentation of the dosage/spread with regard to authorities or customers.

Customers increasingly want the ability to prove they are abiding by environmental legislation by recording the amount of solid manure spread. They also want to document the work that has been performed using the spreaders when invoicing customers.