Bauer is relaunching its high-spec tankers in Britain by supplying contractors and large farm operators direct at more favourable prices, but with service and parts support still available nationwide through Bauer dealers.

“The market for large tankers with specialist application equipment is very competitive, with a number of players involved,” says Adrian Tindall, Bauer UK & Ireland sales manager. “Dealing direct with the professional operators most likely to use our machines will enable us to ensure we provide the right features and specification for their needs.”

Bauer tankers come in sizes from 10.5cu m to 24cu m – 10,500 litres to 24,000 litres – and are unusual in the UK and Ireland in having a handmade polyester tank mounted on a galvanised steel chassis. The heart-shaped tank cross-section is said to give a low centre of gravity for good stability in hilly fields and on the road.

Using polyester rather than steel also saves weight compared with a quality-spec steel tanker – roughly 3t with the 24cu m model. It also provides a container impervious to corrosion.

Application options include a double-nozzle spray boom for surface spreading up to 27m wide, and a dribble hose applicator in widths from 9-30m with a macerating distributor, hydraulic drip stop and hydraulic folding.

A drag shoe applicator with working widths of 5.3-21m provides in-crop application of slurry or digestate directly on to the ground; a disc injector in 5.2-8m widths places liquid beneath the surface for minimum losses through evaporation and quick resumption of pasture grazing; and a spring tine cultivator injector is available for incorporating slurry or digestate into seed-beds.

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