Retrofit part halves trailing shoe row spacing

  • Vogelsang has launched a new DoubleFlow linkage option for its trailing shoe slurry applicators that enables the operator to halve the row spacing from 25 centimetres to 12.5
  • This doubles the surface area coverage operators can achieve without affecting tractor forward speed

“The DoubleFlow runner divides the drop hose into two outlets, using a Y shaped piece, which splits the row spacing when spreading liquid manure to enable operators to cover more ground with a narrower spreading belt,” says Vogelsang’s Andy Hayhurst.

The new DoubleFlow trailing shoe part is easy to retrofit and can be added to the Vogelsang UniSpread and BlackBird trailing shoe linkages from May 2024. It has been designed to fit the flow optimised PrecisionFlow nozzle that existing Vogelsang customers will recognise from the BlackBird.

Mr Hayhurst suggests Vogelsang’s trailing shoe applicators are becoming more popular in the UK due to the PrecisionFlow spout used, which ensures precise slurry positioning.

“This is especially important on grassland to improve forage quality and reduce the risk of slurry contaminating the green crop,” he adds.

The lightweight design of the Vogelsang trailing shoe applicators features a new runner design which is made from Hardox steel blades and wear-resistant plastic. This offers operators a hard-wearing and robust design that is easy to operate and maintain.

“The steel blades can be replaced individually. Operators will also benefit from the long service life of the applicators and low cost of spare parts,” concludes Mr Hayhurst.

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