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 tanker has a capacity of 4,000 gallons (18,184 litres) which is standard. It also has a sprung drawbar and commercial 150×150 sprung parabolic tandem axles, complete with steering, which have been fitted with 710/50 R26.5 BKT tyres.
The specific specification for this tanker includes commercial air/hydraulic 420×180 brakes. To keep turnaround time to a minimum, the tanker has been fitted with a high capacity, hydraulically driven 14,000 litre Jurop pump and a side-mounted, hydraulically operated 8-inch autofill arm, complete with a turbo-fill system controlled from the cab. The tank, which is manufactured from 6-mm thick British steel, is fitted with anti-implosion rings and internal baffles.
For spreading, the customer has opted for a Bomech 6.4 disc disc injector for injecting into grassland. The injector is carried on a four-point linkage and over its 6.4m working width there are 32 outlets, supplied via a Vogelsang Exacut distributor with stonetrap. All hydraulic functions are operated via electro-hydraulic controls and the tanker has also been fitted with a Krohne flowmeter and a Tanlake DD slurry monitor for complete application rate monitoring and recording.
As a finishing touch, in order to match the customer’s tractor the tanker has been painted in John Deere green, complete with yellow wheel rims.