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3500 Tandem Axle Tanker

Industrial Tankers > 3500 Tandem Axle Tanker

3500 Tandem Axle Tanker

Specialist contractors OJ & DJ Nelmes have expanded their business around the liquid waste management demands of their AD plant and dairy industry customers.

A major AD plant installation developed by a joint venture between local landowners and the Duchy of Cornwall utilises feedstock from several thousand acres of farmland, turning it into environmentally friendly, renewable energy.

Owyn and Dean Nelmes’s contracting business provides the bulk handling resources, handling waste liquids from the AD plant to surrounding farmland. In order to provide a highly reliable and efficient service to their customers, they needed a high capacity output bulk tanker.
After meeting the Major tanker design team and discussing all the options, OJ & DJ Nelmes invested in three, 3500 gallon Major tankers on twin axles with a steerable rear-axle.

OJ & DJ Nelmes Contractors do a lot of hauling, anywhere within a twenty-five mile radius of their base. These tankers are strong and tow well behind the tractors and are fully compliant with Health and Safety regulations for road work.

Each tanker holds approximately sixteen cubic metres and takes around four minutes to load. The Nelmes Brothers are normally moving around twenty to twenty five loads or more a day to the field sites. The tankers are run on flotation tyres so as not to damage the soil structure in the fields, normally unloading in one corner to a bulker tanker. During the closed season, AD waste and dairy unit waste is hauled to lagoons at various sites, ready for umbilical application during the open season.

Design Details:

  • 3500 gallon Major tankers on twin axles with a steerable rear-axle on 650/55R225 BKT wheels
  • Hydraulic and air brakes
  • Integrated load-sensing control
  • 13000 litre per minute vacuum pump.
  • Ten stud lorry axles capable of 100k,
  • 30’’ hinge back door for ease of access
  • Full galvanised finish
  • LED lights and lighting strips
  • Top fill
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Description

Specifications

Model 2000TDM 2500TDM 3000TDMSTR 3500TDMSTR 4000TDMSTR
Capacity (Gallon) 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000
Capacity (Litres) 9647 11296 13658 16257 18386
OA Length (Hitch to coupling ball) 7.0m 7.1m 7.7m 8.65m 9.35m
OA Width (Tyre dependant) 2.45m 2.45m 2.7m 2.7m 2.7m
OA Height (Add tractor hitch) 3.3m 3.4m 3.3m 3.4m 3.4m
Recessed Wheel No No Yes Yes Yes
Weight (Empty) 4350 Kg 4450 Kg 4700 Kg 5020 Kg 5600 Kg
Weight (Full) 13997 Kg 15746 Kg 18358 Kg 21277 Kg 24113 Kg
Tyre Options
425/65-22.5 Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
550/60-22.5 Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
560/60-22.5 Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
550/60-22.5 (Steering axle) N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
560/60-22.5 (Steering axle) N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
750/45-22.5 (Steering axle) N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes
Standard Finish Galvanised Galvanised Galvanised Galvanised Galvanised

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Testimonials


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