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Darryl Hickey, Dairy Farmer - South Taranaki

Upgrading to the 16,500L was a logical choice for Darryl

Going bigger was the logical choice for Darryl Hickey...

As Darryl's business has grown, so has his machinery - it's only logical 

Located in South Taranaki, Darryl Hickey has grown his dairy farming business to include 3 farms, and 2,000 milking cows.  As you can imagine, that means he's got a lot of effluent to manage.

Darryl's always used a slurry tanker to spread the effluent over all 3 farms, but the 10,000 litre manual fill was too slow and messy for the amount of ground he needed to cover.  Coming from a family of farmers, it's really handy when your brother has already experienced a good thing - Graham already has a Nevada 14,700L slurry tanker, so he'd seen first hand how they operate, so gave Nevada a call.

With several creeks and drains around the farms, a Darryl finds a slurry tanker to be a better method of spreading than spray irrigation.

"You've just got much more control, so there's less chance of getting into waterways"

While Darryl could have gone for a 14,700L tanker, Graham suggested he upsize to a 16,500L.  He's already got bigger tractors, so a bigger tanker to spread even more was just logical.

"I'd seen them [Nevada slurry tankers] in action on my brother's farm, so already knew what I'd be getting - they're strong, well built, fast and easy to use. But the logical choice was to go bigger. We needed something hassle free, that'd get the job done faster with less mess.”

I’ve had experience using other tankers, but I prefer Nevada over any other brand. I move a lot of product in a very short time with the Ezi-Load system.

Paul Neumann, Northland Contractor
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