Bomech has launched a kit that allows its tanker-mounted trailing shoes to double up as an umbilical system.
To set it up, the trailing shoe is removed from the tanker and hung straight off the tractor’s three-point linkage.
The adaptor kit then hangs under the framework and attaches to the tractor.
This means the umbilical pipe is being pulled directly by the tractor and it doesn’t interfere with the trailing shoe’s framework.
Bomech says this is crucial as the system is designed so that each foot exerts 10kg of ground pressure.
Any interference with the movement of the frame would cause this to vary across the width of the machine.
Prices for Bomech’s 7.5m trailing shoe system start at £12,300.