Tramspread has launched the new Suffolk range of dribble bars in widths from 6 metres to 24 metres.
Boom widths from 6 metres to 15 metres fold vertically and feature automatic transport latches with safety lock. These can be fitted to tankers or tractors as umbilical applicators. The 24-metre boom neatly and horizontally folds around the tractor’s cab without impairing the operator’s vision. Due to the low profile it doesn’t block the view out of the rear of the tractor and the position of the swinging arm does not compromise the tractor’s pick-up hitch, which allows the tractor to tow a pump or reeler whilst the dribble bars are fitted.
Dribble bars from 6 to 12 metres feature a single macerator and tractor spool valve controls. The 12 metre is also available with twin macerators, which are fitted on the 15 metre and 24 metre models as standard. All twin macerator dribble bars benefit from electro-hydraulic folding mechanisms, operated from cab mounted controls.
Left- and right-hand geometric control is standard on all twin macerator dribble bars and allows for independent boom adjustment, a feature that will help those spreading on undulating land where boom height can be adjusted for field gradient and out crops.
The Suffolk range has pipework designed for flow meters and slurry monitors to be retro fitted using the Tramspread Isobus Raven Box. This transmits monitoring and mapping data to a display in the cab, which should encourage all users to test and measure slurry to make the most of its nutrients.
All booms up to 15 metres are made of galvanised steel whilst the larger 24 metre model has an aluminium construction. This balance of strength and weight is important – spreading umbilically is only better for the land if the weight of the dribble bar is not too high.