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GS 106696 89 Spreading Manure with the draghose either
Spreading Manure with the draghose
I had my sister run out to take some pics of me spreading
manure with our draghose.

Anyway, on the field I was driving the NH TM140 with a small
reel with nozzle on it made by Spanjer (don`t buy from them
ever). The draghose is 300m long and 5" in diameter, the
feederhose comes in sections of 200m and is 6" in diameter.
In this field I was using only 3 feeder houses since the
field is just across the road from the barn.

For those that don`t know, I live in Ontario Canada. The
draghose is ours, and we only use it for our manure. We milk
264 cows and have almost 3 million gallons of manure to
spread each year.
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
Here you can see the reel with the nozzle.
The reel can hold 3 feeder hoses or a draghose and a feeder
hose. We have another bigger reel that holds the other 4
feederhoses that we own.

On the right is the nozzle which is hydraulic adjustable for
height which allows me to change the width of the spray from
the cab.
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
Here I'm turning around and you can see the spray a little
better. I had a good amount of pressure so I didn`t have to
spray very high to get good coverage, it was a little over
30ft wide.
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
Comming back, with better lighting...
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
I just like this picture better than the first one, but
shows less detail for you guys.
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose

Nice pics. Thanks to you and you sister for taking the time
to snap a few off for us!!

Take care

Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose

I forgot to ask, how big ( gallons ) is your manure storange


Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
Nice pictures. Spanjer is the aggitator your cousins had and
the dealer wouldn't fix it. They have there 2 new tractors
yet? Were demoing a TS100A from Great Lakes. Does 40km. Not

Take care,

Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
I forgot to mention that the manure is pumped by a JD 7710
using a PTO pump. Maybe I`ll get some pics of that tomorrow.

Had to do some math to figure out exactly how much storage
we have. We have 2 barns with 8' underground storage. I
determined the main barn holds about 1.44 million CAD
gallons and the heifer/dry cow barn holds .55 million. So
approx. 2 million Canadian gallons.

My cousins have gotten their agitator fixed and their new
tractors came in last week. I have driven the 7520 with IVT,
and seen the 7420 with their "old" loader. My sister
mentioned the 3pt hitch on the 7520 is broken already, but
i`m not sure. Both are nice tractors. The IVT is nice, but
I`d take the New Holland TM over a Non-IVT JD 7020.

Those TS-A look like decent tractors. Just a little too
small for our work, a TS135A may do, we need at least 100hp
for the feed mixer. As you can see in the pics above we
filled the weight rack on our TM140 since the front wheels
were didn`t spend enough time on the ground when moving 4
lengths of hose on the 3pt hitch. That is also the reason we
have the duals on there. Even with a lot of weight I leave
no tracks in the field, and the dual tires are worn enough
to not chew up the ground when turning.

Tractors here need to learn something from the euro tractors
about going fast. Our Ford 6640 went 47.7km/h! The TM140 is
pretty fast with larger diameter tires than stock it goes
about 47km/h according to the hand-held GPS
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose

Thanks for taking the time to do the math. I agree with you
on the euro tractors. After checking a few european
websites, ( MF, Fendt etc...........) I wonder why the
tractor companies decrease the tractor HP when they send
them over to NA. All of the euro stuff puts out more HP!!

Thanks again

Take care

Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose

The reason the european tractors are listed with more HP is
because they are listed with engine HP, the NA tractors are
listed with PTO hp which is always lower than engine hp
because of losses in the gearboxes.

Hope this helps for ya.
Re: Spreading Manure with the draghose
Hi Huib,

Ok, frictional losses through gearboxes, etc..... Makes
sense, and if you are not paying attention to the total
picture, it sounds deceiving...............


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