Friday, 22 March 2024 07:55

All-terrain fert spreading mode

Written by  Staff Reporters
The ALTA system makes complete unloading on hilly terrain a reality. The ALTA system makes complete unloading on hilly terrain a reality.

Effluent specialists the Samson Group have developed a new double unloading system to help optimise uphill and downhill organic fertiliser spreading.

The ALTA system, available across the Pichon SV slurry tanker range, makes complete unloading on hilly terrain a reality, using a combination of a front unloading pipe for downhill emptying and rear unloading pipe for uphill discharge. Pipes are selected using two immersed hydraulic valves that are manually controlled from the in-cab iControl 7S terminal. 

The ALTA system's compatibility with the upper unloading pipe, which is linked to the flow regulation valve and turbo feeder, prevents system failures, and ensures an even and consistent spread.

Tanks will soon include an inclinometer to provide an include reading in real time, with information sent to the in-cab iControl 7S human-to-machine interface, which will be able to automatically select the front or rear valve without operator input needed. This is aimed at reducing the operator's workload, making it easier to drive in the emptying mode.

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