Focusing on designing lighter yet stronger machinery, SlurryKat has just launched a series of new front reeler models.
This is just the latest new machinery that the innovative company based in Waringstown, Northern Ireland, has launched as it continues to lead the slurry equipment manufacturing sector.
SlurryKat CEO and principle design engineer Garth Cairns said: “These latest reels are a completely all new design. We have manufactured the reels 30 percent lighter than the very successful previous generation of SK front reelers which we designed and introduced in 2008.”
There are three models available in the new range with hose capacities of 600m, 800m and 1000m.
SlurryKat has incorporated special high grade steel into the latest reel design to help decrease the overall weight yet at the same time increase structural strength in the units.
The latest reelers have a new tubular design with innovative coupling sockets that clamp the hose for the start of the rolling up process without the coupling being displaced.
Reelers are open section as standard with bolt-in adjustable sections. Each section can be placed to the desired width and adjusted by sliding it along the reel by simply loosening the two bolts.
Each reeler has new ergonomic fastening hooks on the sections and the reel ends for tying the hose ends to after hose recovery has been completed.
The chassis also has a lighter yet stronger design and features an optional double drive system on all models to reel up larger hoses, even when slurry is left in the hose.
Parking and detaching from the tractor now only requires the deployment of two parking stands, compared to the four stands on the previous models, saving valuable time when coupling and uncoupling.
Parking ground clearance to the linkage pins has been increased by 200mm meaning large tractors with bigger front tyres can couple and uncouple without having to sets the reelers up on blocks.
Garth added: “This was an issue on the previous models as the front linkage on the bigger tractors does not lower as much as those on smaller tractors. Listening to feedback from the customers we were happy to implement those design improvements.”
Further improvements on the new reelers means the A frame attachment versions can be used easily by adapting the standard three point linkage. Using this system means the reeler can be removed easily in less than one minute.
The powered drive system has also been improved giving more torque for rolling hoses and for applications using six inch hoses the double drive system can be added using two high powered Danfoss hydraulic motors.
The 1000m model incorporates the double motor drive system as a standard feature. The spool is galvanised as standard and the chassis is coated with high durability two pack paint on all models.
Prices start from UK£2495 plus VAT.SlurryKat can be contacted on 0044 28 3882 0862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.