The new Vervaet Quad 550 self-propelled slurry applicator is due to arrive in Great Britain this summer, and exclusive UK importer J Riley Beet Harvesters is planning a comprehensive demonstration tour that’ll take place after harvest.
First unveiled in February, the new Quad is packed full of new developments and expands Vervaet’s range of professional manure application technology, slotting into place between the three-wheel Hydro Trike and five-wheel Hydro Trike XL. Boasting 550hp from a 13-litre Volvo Penta engine, its innovative hydro-mechanical transmission with diff-locks delivers all of this power to the ground. Its crab steer ability allows for one-wheel-per-track working to minimise soil impact.
“They ticked as many boxes as you can with a self-propelled slurry machine when designing the Quad,” Riley sales manager Matt Carse said. “It encompasses the best design features available on the market. For example, the suction arm is in the right position to allow various booms to fold down the side for transport. It has more options available too, including tyre choice and pumps.
“A European wide demo tour is commencing soon, and we expect to see it in the UK in late August. I’m looking forward to bringing the Quad to as many potential customers and users as we can this summer and autumn.”
The Quad’s slurry system incorporates a 21 cubic mere tank and phenomenal pump capacity of up to 13,500 lit/min. An 8,000kg capacity rear-linkage can carry a vast array of application implements. A solid manure spreading body for the Quad is planned for the near future, further expanding its industry-leading capabilities.
“During field tests we have been very impressed with the machine’s traction, power and quiet running,” the sales manager at Netherland’s-based Vervaet, Jonathan Hoekman, said. “The British market was a very important factor behind the development of the machine, specifically the need to work in tramlines through growing crops.
“We see a bright future for this market, especially with our continuing advances in precision application technology such as real-time nutrient analysis of the slurry. In fact, we’re the only manufacturer of self-propelled machines with the John Deere NIR sensor integrated into our own software. With this combination of the right machine and first-class backup from our UK importer, we think we’ve the best package around.”
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