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    Ó hÉidin
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    SP Slurry Tanker

    what would it take to build a low weight SP slurry tanker, been talking to quite a few that run the larger tankers especially the veraet users, they rave about the floatation and ability to spread stuff fast, but they are such a big tool i wonder how good they really are (expensive mistakes and proud users)

    i'm thinking of making a conversion, 2000-2200 gals to keep it relatively light with a tractor unit for a base up front.

    similar to the old sprayer conversions like below.




    shouldn't be difficult, spec the tanker with ground drive for tough going, make sure the donor tractor is suitably equipped etc.

    brakes hydraulic services all should be no bother, spec the tractor rear as 710's or 800's match the rear of the tanker.

    thinking aloud so all thoughts welcome.

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    mud6920s
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    I would have thought the floatation advantage would be reduced unless it had crab steer,?
    Seen alot of those homemade conversions for sale years ago,apparently a flop

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    Tree mover
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    I see your point - but I find its our tanker thats not 'floating' not the tractor. I would reckon, fitment of 710's or even larger 800/900 would be more usefull on a tractor than the expenditure of converting a machine. Tractor would then be ideal for alot of top end work.

    Again, running a 2000-2250 gallon tanker on appropriate tyres should go a long way to improving flotation. Everyone tells me the 28.1r26 is crap in comparison with the larger 30.5r32. yet diameter is 750 vs 775. I guess same argument comparing a 650 on 38 rims vs 650 on 42???

    I see alot of specialist self propelleds for sale for anything from €12,000- 30,000; and often thought might be worth a better look?

    I see my friend Mr Starling has a terragator Big A for small money- and being able to spread slurry- dung, etc would be a huge advantage.

    Other option- how about those hydremas? I reckon 1600 gal would be max, but being small, means easily geared into kit such as dung spreaders, dumper bodies, etc?

  4. #4
    Ó hÉidin
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    I'd be looking to but something now to do do 15 years, and proper mechanical transmission excites me more than hydromotors. I'd also be thinking that the unit should have atuosteering, self fill and a shallow disc injectors as well as a 12000l pump.

    Perhaps I'm seeing more mileage in this than others

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    Tree mover
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    There was a forum member with an extended MB Trac? Or do you prefer artic steer.

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    v12cat
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by Ó hÉidin View Post
    what would it take to build a low weight SP slurry tanker, been talking to quite a few that run the larger tankers especially the veraet users, they rave about the floatation and ability to spread stuff fast, but they are such a big tool i wonder how good they really are (expensive mistakes and proud users)

    i'm thinking of making a conversion, 2000-2200 gals to keep it relatively light with a tractor unit for a base up front.

    similar to the old sprayer conversions like below.




    shouldn't be difficult, spec the tanker with ground drive for tough going, make sure the donor tractor is suitably equipped etc.

    brakes hydraulic services all should be no bother, spec the tractor rear as 710's or 800's match the rear of the tanker.

    thinking aloud so all thoughts welcome.
    Maybe use the 4WD output to power the tanker axle some how. Or maybe a County trumpet housing spun over to drive backwards if this is possible.

    Interesting.

    Keep us posted.

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    tweco
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    maybe extend a artic tractor like mf 1200 but with more power

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    James
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    do a search for cooke bros self propelled slurry tanker (i don't know how to put a link up )
    they did a muir hill version in early 90's would give you an idea

  9. #9
    Ó hÉidin
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    I've always thought it more sensible to have gear to suit your locality rather than force it apon locals. 700hp choppers, 4000gal sp tankers etc don't work when the average farm size is 55ac.

    I just saw with our tractors and tankers during the wet fortnight that 6 ton tractor and tanker with payload was a bit ungainly and not massively mobile. You are carrying baggage!

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    marco
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    DAZ6930
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Any one got any pics of an 'on top' self proppelled tanker ? they did lime spreader conversions too .

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    James
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    think redrock built a few as well

  13. #13
    Ó hÉidin
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    think redrock built a few as well
    I'll be talking to them about building a tank assy. With a short drawbar and groundrive!

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    Goose
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    It would be the Redrock ontop your thinking of. i can't find a picture of one online, but there is a few model one's on fb if that's any help?

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    marco
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    to be honest, if you get a tractor with ground drive and tanker to match you may as well leave the front axle on.

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    maxxuum-man
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Often wondered, if you got an old Volvo dumper or the smaller JCB dumper, replace the dumper part with a tanker. Surely this would make a good SP slurry tanker. Put a tanker on one of these guys
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tod1RrAb9Bs
    and some ag tyres

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    tweco
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    A fella called Mosely around northalerton , iirc used to run volvo dumpers with tanks on and a chavtrac !

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    boyo
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    I am in the process of trying to do a deal on exactly what your talking about. The unit in question is a 1989 Ford 7710 converted by MT engineering who made alot of gravel carts. This machine was one of two made and is fitted with a pivot steer joint on to a 2400gal tanker which MT made themselves. It is running on 710 tyres and is said to go anywhere. It is currently employed as a dust suppression tanker in a quarry and im having a job getting him to sell it. The tractor uses a long shaft to power the rear wheels and I think this was a weak spot and required many mods before it stopped bending shafts. Another downside is it would be a bit slow on the road compared to a modern tanker.

    If I get it im hoping to use it putting slurry out behind the cows on a daily basis thus I wouldnt tie up an existing tractor. Was also hoping to fit a trailing shoe? Ill let you know how I get on

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    boyo
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Thats an MT conversion.

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    Gerbert
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Or something like this.

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    Kipper
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    Andy Rae
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Kellands/Multidrive and PrimeX have done a few. Kind of limited on tank size tho, unless you go for a triple axle like at LAMMA!




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    gwm
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
    thats an ontop built by john gillon - gillon bros balgowan nr perth
    passed today often have used ones about
    g

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    Kipper
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

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    peppa pig
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    is there still a on-top in the dumfries area with a 2000 gallon tanker and wide tyres that used to belong to a well known ayrshire contractor.it was the muts nuts in its day.

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    TP
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    What you want is to find one of these in it's crop spraying guise and then put a new tank and big boots on it.In days of yore I did all the maintenance on this machine and I never saw anything that could better it in soft ground.It was also a very cost effective machine for a one man band contractor.Not without it's issues but never that hard to fix.The one to have is the four speed powershift not the later 5 speed autoshift which was a bit of a disaster for slurry work.




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    DAZ6930
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by peppa pig View Post
    is there still a on-top in the dumfries area with a 2000 gallon tanker and wide tyres that used to belong to a well known ayrshire contractor.it was the muts nuts in its day.
    Yip there is .

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    MJB
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    Quote Originally Posted by TP View Post
    What you want is to find one of these in it's crop spraying guise and then put a new tank and big boots on it.In days of yore I did all the maintenance on this machine and I never saw anything that could better it in soft ground.It was also a very cost effective machine for a one man band contractor.Not without it's issues but never that hard to fix.The one to have is the four speed powershift not the later 5 speed autoshift which was a bit of a disaster for slurry work.




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    Do Chavtrac still exist? Are they still building machines?

    Matt

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    gmc_contracts
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    There was a guy many moons ago in Dumfriesshire had a brief flirtation with a Twose Vibraject S/P slurry tanker (think that was the name of it) ....if i'm correct it had a deutz engine and a securor cab like what you would get on a David Brown or Marshall tractor. It was a complete white elephant, he ended up trading it in for a tractor, don't think he kept it a year. It then lay at the dealers for probably a good 2 years, before they found a candidate to take it off there hands!

    I've never seen another since, probably robbed of there good bits and sent on the slow boat to China!

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    tweco
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    Re: SP Slurry Tanker

    they don't make the chavtrac anymore which is a pity as with a bit more devopment they could have been a great machine .We had the tanker version on demo in the mid 90's and it was a good machine,it would go anywere and leave very little in the way of wheel marks . the problems for me were ,it was under powered ,only had a 1600 gallon tank and the gearbox was a bit limited . It could have been a success if it had 150/200hp, a 2000 gallon tank and a better gearbox , yet stayed relatively light weight .

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