Northern Ireland contractor and manufacturer SlurryKat is well known for its bespoke slurry tankers and dribble bar/trailing shoe systems, but its trailer range was largely made for its own use and for neighbours. But it’s now putting a new range of trailers on general sale.
It has lightened the trailer by a tonne or so by changing the design to use strengthening ribs along the side panels, plus a curved bottom where it meets the chassis. A single, almost vertical, ram gives fast raising and lowering and also makes for a higher tip angle.
A sprung drawbar and LED lights are standard, as are 10-stud commercial axles with 480×120 brakes. A typical 14.5t trailer with silage kit costs £13,500.
SlurryKat’s UK sales manager John Burnham also says that the 40-50% grants offered to farmers by some of the regional development agencies have helped sales of its slurry tankers and injection equipment