Slurry tanker dribble bar

dgjeynes

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So we’re getting a 7.5m dribble bar for our tanker currently stuck between a mastek or a storth, I like the masteks macerator but not seen the guts of the storth to compare anybody running either? Replacement metal for the mastek is £1k and the storth is £140 apparently. Looked at the both today at Lamma but without knowing how they both hold up to sandy slurry I’m stuck on the fence.
 

kill

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Livestock Farmer
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South West
@Ben_Willcox
I bought a new 8 metre Mastek before Christmas and it looks a nice bit of kit on my Hispec tanker. I understand that Mastek have designed the macerator with sand in mind as mine will have to deal with sand but hopefully the internal stirrer will help a little.
I had asked a few guys with dribble bars and the Mastek was the one that I was advised to buy. Unfortunately the dribble bar hasn't been used yet.
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james ds

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leinster
So we’re getting a 7.5m dribble bar for our tanker currently stuck between a mastek or a storth, I like the masteks macerator but not seen the guts of the storth to compare anybody running either? Replacement metal for the mastek is £1k and the storth is £140 apparently. Looked at the both today at Lamma but without knowing how they both hold up to sandy slurry I’m stuck on the fence.
Slurryquip are much better than mastek, better macerator that is a lot cheaper to run, built on to the chassis in tight to the tanker , safer out of the way , better balanced not hanging from the back door , bigger pipes that slurry flows through better. The Slurryquip has the break back half way out the beam , this means it can break back when folded up if it hits a tree on the road.
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Scribus

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Central Atlantic
So we’re getting a 7.5m dribble bar for our tanker currently stuck between a mastek or a storth, I like the masteks macerator but not seen the guts of the storth to compare anybody running either? Replacement metal for the mastek is £1k and the storth is £140 apparently. Looked at the both today at Lamma but without knowing how they both hold up to sandy slurry I’m stuck on the fence.
Was using a Mastek conversion last year, worked well although be prepared for the macerator to take 15hp from the tractor, they are all pretty much the same I'm told. Only one pipe blocked during the season when a stone jammed in the macerator end. You'll need to check the stone trap regularly as well.

EDIT.

There was another blockage when an old battery drill got sucked up into the system, the rotor pushed it up against the inspection hatch which popped off and no damage was done, although it was messy!
 
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grass man

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Slurryquip are much better than mastek, better macerator that is a lot cheaper to run, built on to the chassis in tight to the tanker , safer out of the way , better balanced not hanging from the back door , bigger pipes that slurry flows through better. The Slurryquip has the break back half way out the beam , this means it can break back when folded up if it hits a tree on the road. View attachment 852530
What type of macerator do slurryquip use. Any examples of how it is cheaper to run?
 

Speedstar

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Location
Scottish Borders
We have Joskin & bormec trailing shoes on tankers both have Vogelsang macerator & both types pan type & Exacut work very well & accurate which other makes are not to good at , running cost are very low on them unless you get a foreign object in there.
 

dgjeynes

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Thanks for the replies, didn’t know slurryquip did one although not sure our tanker would take one, like the idea of the break back half way up to booms but seeing as it’s a farm machine any trees are kept up through gateways. Trailing shoe would be nice but more cost and more weight that you can’t hang off the rear door. Ideally wants a linkage mounted tanker but all more money as we only bought our tanker last feb second hand would be reluctant to change.
 

Blackbird

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Have u considered Agquip based in Co. Antrim? Great company to deal with and very well designed products. Worth considering before you make a decision. James has designed his own macerator now too with fast, easy access. Agquip Website is basic with some latest products/designs not listed. Redrock and Hi spec offer Agquip attachments on their tankers if you are looking for more photos.
 

yin ewe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim

Was speaking to the chap who sells these at Lamma, less than 1k and supposed to get more nutrients into the plant than a dribble bar. Anyone use or know someone who uses one. Certainly a cheaper option if it works. Will it pass the new ammonia regs as it isn't much different from a spreadplate?
 

Chips

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Location
Shropshire

Was speaking to the chap who sells these at Lamma, less than 1k and supposed to get more nutrients into the plant than a dribble bar. Anyone use or know someone who uses one. Certainly a cheaper option if it works. Will it pass the new ammonia regs as it isn't much different from a spreadplate?
Had one a couple of years now and it works really well , probably get banned though !
 

yin ewe

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Co Antrim
I'd be scared of them getting banned as it is basically a spreadplate. Didn't really get a proper answer when I asked him, something about the department not knowing their ar5e from their elbow ?.
Does the slurry need to be thin?
 

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