Back in 1990 the first Hydro Trike was originally built as a
self-propelled slurry spreader, and although now a truly multipurpose
machine it still excels at slurry application. Tanks are produced and
fitted by Vervaet with two sizes available for the standard three-wheel
Hydro Trike - 14,000 or 16,000 litres. For the five-wheel Hydro Trike XL
a 19,000 litre tank is offered. All tanks are filled in less than three
The extremely high-output slurry handling system is produced in-house
by Vervaet. A side-mounted suction arm allows extremely quick and clean
filling. A stone trap in the intake system prevents damage to the
hydraulically-driven high-capacity Börger slurry pump. Vervaet’s own
macerator has a reputation for being virtually un-blockable and is
positioned behind the pump for maximum output. When turning on the
headland the macerator switches from injecting to flushing, to ensure it
is kept clean. However, should a blockage occur both the macerator and
pump are reversible.
Accuracy is particularly impressive with the application rate
controlled automatically by Vervaet’s own Tri-Control colour touch
screen computer. The desired rate is set in the system, and the computer varies
the application proportionally according to the machine’s forward speed to apply the correct amount.
GPS-steering systems can also be used for further levels of
precision.The Tri-Control screen also displays important machine
and spreader data from engine rpm and hydraulic system pressure to
slurry door position. It also supplies useful machine monitoring
statistics such as fuel usage and work rate as well as customer or job
specific data which is appreciated by contractors and farmers alike.
With input costs still increasing the value of organic manures and
digestate is becoming more widely appreciated. Injecting minimises
losses and maximises nutrient recovery by the crop. The Hydro Trike can
be fitted with a variety of rear injector tools on the category 3
quick-couple rear linkage to suit the desired application, from disc
injectors for working in grassland and growing crops to cultivator
injectors for working in stubble.
For more information please contact Matt Carse on 07825 631377.