Cost to setup and run an umbilical slurry system

Davy

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Bramble

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I hire a system for a week to empty our lagoons. 2000m of hose, reelers etc, tractor driven pump and basic 12m dribble bar usually about £450/day. Pump can be driven by a 130hp tractor but we’re only pumping dirty water.

A 12 month old all singing and dancing remote engine driven pump set sold at R C Bakers sale for 43k
 

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
We do all of our own work, don't use a contractor for anything, but if we give anything up it will be spreading with umbilical, it really is a sh!t job and I'd quite happily pay someone else to do it
Interesting, what don't you like about it? Years ago now but I used to do it every day for most of the year and found it a fairly cruisy and a clean job when you get the hang of it. Quite satisfying too when you cover everything with no misses and no mess.
Used spreadwise stuff with a mounted 8 hose reeler. Nice and simple.
 

Wilber32

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I was in same position as you 3-4 year back bought recon doda pump 5.5k some used 4 inch pipe of 3-4quid a metre. Spread bar £1000 and reeler for 1500.Don’t get me wrong it’s no contractors kit but I can move some stuff with it in a day. I still get contractors in for the long pump stuff over 1000m . But if im in a pickle or just want to get few fields done in a few hours it’s ideal. 4 inch pipe will b fine.b sure to get a decent pump tho. New Holland ts115a on spread bar and 125 or mx110 on pump.
 

Spudley

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Pembrokeshire
I just asked the boss (slurry spreading is not my department!) and the whole set up, pump, 1000 m pipe , dribble bar would have been 30k, 7 or 8 years ago.
It's a big time commitment and because it doesn't get constant use there is always a problem. Saying that we are glad to have it because we can spread when we want.
 
Just had a quick scan, what @Grassman247 says is smack on. Some plastic pipe available to take up to 4000psi, what are umbilical pipes rated at?
From memory 4inch is around 250psi and then it goes down as the size of the pipe increases. That’s working pressure I think burst pressures are generally higher. If you do fit a main make sure you put a small amount of concrete on the joints where it changes direction and it will never let you down. Cost of fertiliser will soon pay for hiring a digger and laying the pipe. Can put them under roads as well to access more land if needed
 
Any chance of digging in some 6 inch pipes with taps on stand pipes to set up and pump easier
I wouldn’t fit taps as the frost tends to break them a simple screw on storz cap is best. Got Bauer caps on mine and the cows play with them and undo them making a right mess when you go pumping again
 

pellow

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Location
Newquay
We do all of our own work, don't use a contractor for anything, but if we give anything up it will be spreading with umbilical, it really is a sh!t job and I'd quite happily pay someone else to do it
make sure you do the sums before you do that, we have our own kit and costs of running it are less than half what I saw someone on here quote per cubic metre of slurry spread
 

Cowski

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South West
From memory 4inch is around 250psi and then it goes down as the size of the pipe increases. That’s working pressure I think burst pressures are generally higher. If you do fit a main make sure you put a small amount of concrete on the joints where it changes direction and it will never let you down. Cost of fertiliser will soon pay for hiring a digger and laying the pipe. Can put them under roads as well to access more land if needed
Did you use MDPE pipe or ABS/PVC?
 
I bought tramspread random wrap reeler and 1000m of good 5” P&H used pipe on Storz couplings for £11k.
Compressor for £500.
Good used 18mth old Ferrari pump for £5k and a dribble bar without mascerator or can be used as double splash plate for £2k.
New pump was £8750 and I’d like better dribble bar but looking at £11/12.
Anyway, got me up and running.
I dug another lagoon away from buildings stored all slurry since November.
 

rusty

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I put my system in about 10 years ago.
1000m of 6” underground upvc pressure pipe. Two under road crossings and 3 hydrants.pipe was £10m , hydrants about £1000 each by the time you have the riser, wheel valve and coupling. Road crossings contractor cost £6000 for the pair.
1000m of 4” lay flat was £9m
6 compartment mounted reeler about4k
Doda L35 pump about 5k
Tanlake 6.4 M trailing shoe with flow meter about 13k

Underground main is really good and with it being 6” you don’t get to much friction losses. We pump upto 1700m with just one pump and still get 80m3 hr output. Our main lagoon mostly gravity feeds the pump with an outlet pipe through the side of the bank which helps output. If we pump straight from our small lagoon where the pump has to suck it up output can be 10m3 an hour less.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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