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Nevada invites you to ask us for advice...sharing is caring and we can all learn from the different effluent management situations farmers ask about. Below are some of your questions so far...
Lloyd Thomas - Nevada Effluent Management Specialist
Lloyd Thomas
Michael Prestidge - Nevada Effluent Management Specialist
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Quentin Thomas - Nevada Effluent Management Specialist
Quentin Thomas
I’m looking at a used 10,000L tanker. It’s 8 years old and looks to be in good condition. The owner has just upgraded to a larger one of yours. Is there anything I should be looking out for?

A good, well looked after tanker could easily last 25 years or more, so it sounds like it still has a lot more life in it.  There are a few things we’d recommend looking out for with a used or even new slurry tanker such as:

  • Ask if it is fully galvanised or check for a good paint job – this massively reduces the chances of rusting. If the steel is not protected, unless the tank has been very well cared for it could be rusting from the inside out. If the integrity of the tank is compromised, you risk implosion or explosion from the vacuum pressure.
  • Has the tank got baffles and anti-implosion rings? These are also important in providing the strength needed to withstand the vacuum pressure.
  • Check it has wide tyres for flotation.
  • Make sure it has brakes.
  • Is the 10,000L a single or tandem axle? If it is a single axle you’ll want to have larger wheels and a full chassis to support the weight. Tanks are stronger when they are a complete cylinder, so we generally don’t recommend recessed wheels into the tank.
  • Spreading applicator – if the slurry tanker has a splash plate you may want to consider switching this out to a more efficient applicator like our Nevada RainWave™. Switching the applicator is usually a simple and inexpensive job and will give you a lot more control over application while spreading further.
Hi, I've just got a slurry tanker after having irrigators for years, what's a good way to spread the with the tanker?

Every farm situation is different, but one of the best strategies we’ve seen in terms of getting the most efficient use of nutrients is to spread just after milking.

When the cows have been milked, and the shed hosed, rather than take the motorbike down to close the gate, take the tractor along with your slurry tanker and spread a load over the grazed paddock. This means the nutrients are fresh, and you’re spreading onto short grass so the nutrients can get straight into the soil. It also allows for rotation around the farm.

An added tip if you have auto-fill is to make sure you have a pod set up at each of your storage locations (ponds/sumps etc). This is a huge time saver for being able to drive up and suck from storage right away.    

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