Tanker demonstration tour

  • J Riley Agri is undertaking a demo tour with a Kumm KTR 20.5m³ twin-axle tanker equipped with a Bomech Farmer 15m trailing shoe applicator

J Riley Agri is the sole importer of the premium Kumm Technik slurry tanker range which is new to the UK. The company is currently undertaking a demonstration tour with a Kumm KTR 20.5m³ twin-axle tanker equipped with a Bomech Farmer 15m trailing shoe applicator.

The tanker’s specification includes a four-tonne capacity adjustable drawbar, air-suspension and Michelin 800/60R32 tyres with central tyre inflation. The tanker itself is divided into two chambers. In the field the rear compartment is emptied first maintaining weight transfer to the drawbar, a feature which comes into its own when working on undulating ground. Additionally, air can be released from the front axle suspension system for 90 seconds to transfer more weight onto the tractor.

The KTR features a double-hinged 8” filling arm which can be adapted to fill from a tanker docking station or lagoon. The macerator and stonetrap are mounted ahead of the 9000 litre/min pump and application rate is controlled via the Kumm touchscreen display, although the tanker is also Isobus compatible.

“We are pleased to be able to offer the KTR range of Kumm tankers,” says Sion Williams, sales director for slurry equipment at J Riley Agri. “Michael Kumm built his first tanker after being unable to find a machine on the market which was suitable for his contracting business in Germany. Now 15 years later, Kumm Technik is known for its high-quality tankers. The KTR range runs from 14 to 30m³, and we can also supply the KTS 30m³ articulated road tanker which is fully UK compliant.”

“We have the 20.5m³ KTR tanker available for demonstration, fitted with a 15m Bomech Farmer trailing shoe applicator,” he continues. “This tanker maintains an accurate application rate even when applying lower volumes thanks to the rotary lobe pump and 8” flow-meter working with a three-way valve which directs the correct volume to the boom and sends the excess back to the tank.”

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