At LAMMA, Hi-Spec Engineering will have two new additions to their range on display. The first is a high capacity specialist tanker for use within a high capacity liquid waste handling system. The second is a larger addition to the Hi-Spec Kompactor ‘compaction/push-off’ trailer range introduced earlier this year.
Hi-Spec will have on display a new 4,500 gallon (20,450 litre) capacity service tanker for ferrying liquid waste to the spreading vehicle in the field, which is one of two that has been designed and built for an eastern counties customer.
To spread the weight, the tanker is carried on triple, high road speed axles with hydraulic braking and fitted with 600/50-22.5 tyres. The tank is manufactured from 6mm thick steel and mounted on a full frame chassis to ensure that it is completely supported.
For filling, the tanker is fitted with a high capacity 14,000 litres per minute pump, while at the rear of the tanker there is an 8 inch pipe and cone to accommodate the filling boom from the spreading vehicle.
High capacity K40 Kompactor trailer
Also on display at LAMMA will be the latest high capacity addition to the Kompactor ‘compaction/push-off’ trailer range introduced earlier this year.
This latest addition is 24ft long and has a total capacity of 40 cubic metres. It is carried on a triple axle fitted with air-brakes and front and rear passive steering axles as standard. As with other models in the Kompactor range, it features a hydraulically operated headboard. For compacting, with the heavy duty tailgate shut, the headboard can be used to compact material such as grass or maize silage, so increasing the load carried by up to 80 percent compared to a conventional trailer. However, due to its size, this high capacity addition to the Kompactor range is also ideally suited for transporting bulky materials, such as woodchip or grain.
To empty the Kompactor, having raised the tailgate, the headboard is then fully extended and, depending on the load, has the capacity to completely empty the trailer in as little as 30 seconds. Because the load is pushed off and so avoids the need to tip the trailer body, the Kompactor is ideal for use in areas where conventional tipping trailers cannot access.
Allied to this, a key highlight is that by using a push-off mechanism and due to it having a low centre of gravity, all the inherent risks posed by using a tipping trailer are diminished or even avoided, such as striking overhead power lines or trailer instability when tipping on soft and uneven ground.
The Kompactor chassis incorporates a hydraulically dampened drawbar, through which all the hydraulic and electric lines are routed. Options include a unique hydraulically operated sliding bogie axle. This allows the axle to be moved by up to 600mm, by moving the axle backwards more weight will be placed on the tractor to increase grip.