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3500 Tandem Axle AD Tanker

Industrial Tankers > 3500 Tandem Axle AD Tanker
Major 3500 Tandem Tanker
Major 3500 Tandem Tanker

3500 Tandem Axle AD Tanker

Farmed area:  2000ha (5000acres)Farmed area:  2000ha (5000acres)
AD Plant: 1.1MW twin-tank MT Energie system fed predominatly with veg. packhouse waste running 2 x 20-cylinder 1500hp engines

Often the biggest headache for anyone running a biogas plant is in dealing with the digestate.With over 50million litres of liquid to deal with each year from a 2.3MW digester, Barfoot Farms in West Sussex has a very professional system in place to handle its slurry and needed reliable tankers to back up its operations.  Growing some 5000acres of vegetables, Barfoots were keen to make best use of the nutrient value of the digestate.

The work is handled by two Major 3500 gallon tankers with a 5.2m disc injector and a 10m Vogelsang dribble bar.  The dribble bar linkage on Major tankers is connected directly to the chassis, which puts less strain on the machine so it lasts longer. The tanker has a steering rear axle. It makes the tanker much more manoeuvrable and on concrete there’s no scuffing of tyres. Filling is by a Battioni vacuum pump with a drop down fill-arm. It makes loading a clean, two to three minute job.

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– 3500 gallon tankers on twin axles with a steering axle
– 30” back door
– Full galvanised finish
– 6” Auto filler for quick and simple filling
– LED lights and beacon
– 13500 litre hydraulic pump
– 650/50R225N Nokian tyres

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With over 50million litres of liquid to deal with each year from a 2.3MW digester, we need to be very efficient on how we handle our slurry. 90% of our land is away from the plant - some up to 10miles away. It was clear that we would need to use tankers to make the most of the digestate across all of our ground. There are plenty of tanker manufacturers to choose from, but it was Major Equipment Ltd that sat down with us a really talked us through the most suitable solution for our operation. We now have four Major 3500-gallon tandem tankers in our fleet. Having tandem axles makes a big difference to stability on the road.

Grant Lumsden, Manager, Barfoot Farms, UK

In order to provide a highly reliable and efficient service to our customers, we researched the bulk tanker market to establish which machines would best suit a high output capability. We spoke to Major and did the deal on three 3500-gallon Major tankers on twin axles with a steerable rear-axle, hydraulic and air brakes and a high performance 13000 litre per minute vacuum pump. In the past 12 months, we’ve hauled 26,500 cu metres of liquid waste from the AD plant to a giant tanker and dribble-bar applicator that injects and spreads the liquid waste mainly onto arable stubble fields, ready for cultivation. Each Major 3500 tanker holds around sixteen cubic metres and only takes around four minutes to load so we are normally moving around twenty to twenty five loads or more a day to the field sites. Because we need to provide the best service to our customers, day-in, day-out, we’ll only use the most reliable of equipment. These Major tankers are far superior to anything else on the market and that reflects our business philosophy of doing the job right every time and on-time.

Owyn Nelmes, OJ & DJ Nelmes, Dorchester, UK