Some have asked previously for more photo's and videos of the Mix'it working, the plan is to put a product video together, for now please look on the facebook site where i'll be uploading some pics and vids, example:
This is our 25ft machine with middle size impeller working in a thick crust...
Firstly, thank you all for the positive comments; it's great to hear the feedback. Please feel free to post your positive reviews, photos, videos etc on our Mixit Facebook site:
@onesiedale We can confirm we're still selling direct and continuing to...
20ft/6m with walterscheid star tube pto, auger and impeller to suit your power - £1980
14-18ft for under slats ditto
25ft/7.5m ditto £2300
with heavy 2600 pto for contractors £2790
2 stage impellers - 80/120hp 110/150hp...
my son has decided to come back from the j deere factory in Germany, so, when he joins me, he will be having a good look round uk, and is a dab hand at video's.
might take a while but if his mountain bike videos featured on my website are anything to go by - it will be good.
he also has a drone...
its all so wet I had a browse of the Irish scene - very happy to find this posting.
Look up MIXIT, https://www.mixitstirrers.co.uk/made by contractor in UK, got one, worth 3 standard whisk put together, agent in Ireland now, also contractor near Limerick rents it out
if it is worth 3...
the methane is the product of digesting slurry. As far as i know, and i am not an 'expert', no methane comes from an open slurry store.
In fact, little ammonia evaporates until spread. There is a study on spreading which found - the runnier the slurry being spread, the less the ammonia...
i am a bit puzzled as to why a crust is not considered a cover. ammonia is lighter than air so will escape whatever.
if you leave your slurry unstirred until you wish to spread it then the thickness of crust is not a problem IF you have enough liquid.
anything less than 2/3 liquid is a problem...
you dont need a big stirrer. the mixit will deliver 200hp and is widely used with the big Scottish lagoons.
they also have an extension frame see here http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1760&d=1447155950
i will try and find the link to this chap stirring a big lagoon.
re costs - had a farmer collect the main and pto bearings last night.
he has a 1997 20ft mixit lagoon stirrer. it was the second time i have seen him in that time.
total costs so far (ignoring upgrading his impeller) is £400
this equates to £20 per year for this farmer, and service intervals of...
not sure what you have spent so far but would think £100/year would cover it. you are a busy contractor so things like pto's are pretty busy.
tower stirrers seem good for 8 years and then the belts fail. best then to renew the pulley bearings at the same time. belts are around £300-400...