19 November 2019, 13:35
Ideas and innovations shall ensure a big aim in agricultural technology: the acceleration of progress! Companies in this sector that have an open ear for farmers can inspire with innovations, true to the motto: from practice – for practice. Fliegl Agrartechnik follows this concept for decades and now proves it in the sector of manure technology with the new spreading auger Flex Flow.
One of the farmer’s basic tools is the accurate management regarding the use of mineral and organic fertilizers. The challenge: drawing a high profit while keeping an eye on the environment protection. With the help of Flex Flow the optimal output amount of liquid farm manure within the highest distribution accuracy can be generated.
Fliegl’s innovation Flex Flow is based on two half-shell troughs out of V2A material. The basic trough is equipped with an oval flow opening that has a length of 30mm and a width of 18mm. The bottom trough has round opening outlets which can be shifted.
The previous auger bin’ basic trough is inserted in the bottom trough. In order to regulate the manure’s outflow, the trough is movable in longitudinal direction of the conveyor, so that a covering of the flow opening and of the opening outlets is changeable. The system promises a quantity regulation of manure directly at the spreader’s unit. By switching the bottom trough, the manure flow can be changed variably which makes a spread rate from 5 to 70 m3 per ha at equal driving speed possible.
The bottom trough is pushed against the auger bin’s basic trough with a spring suspension kit. Its’ flexibility can compensate the distance of the moving without any problems.
Through the shift of the two half-shell troughs to one another, the opening outlets of the outer trough can be completely covered and partially or completely released by the opening outlets of the inner trough. Thus the liquid manure discharge can be controlled and even a complete drip stop can be generated. This is a big advantage, especially in road travel.
The basic trough can be moved relatively to the auger bin either hydraulically via servomotor with a step motor valve or over a mechanical spindle. With the help of a scale the user can recognize the degree of openness of the opening hole. This leads to an enormous relief regarding the adjustment of the needed output amount. Manure nozzles which deliver manure to the discharge hoses are following the opening outlets.
Flex Flow can optionally be equipped with a crushing unit which has a cutting insert that interacts with at least one rotating cutting element.
Thanks to Flex Flow a precise lateral and longitudinal distribution is still on a high level when the spread rate is changed, regardless of driving speed and the viscosity/ flow properties of the liquid manure.
Independence and flexibility play an important role in modern farming. Flex Flow combines these properties because the principle of spread rate adaption is suitable for all kinds of slurry tanker systems like for example pump, vacuum or high pressure tankers. With Flex Flow not only liquid manure or fermentation residues can be spread on the acre, but also rests from ethanol production like vinasse.
The easy variation of the spread rate makes it possible to apply nutrients specifically. The nutrient efficiency increases. This efficient and low-emission way of manure spreading is not only part of a good professional practice but is also oppressively required by national fertilization ordinances.
Flex Flow revolutionizes the regulation of the spread rate of liquid manure and fermentation residues. This system stands for flexibility and precision.
Source: Fliegl Agrartechnik