Large-scale umbilical slurry application: Never cut the cord

The majority of readers will be familiar with umbilical slurry systems, most of which are based on tractor-mounted reelers. In contrast, German outfit Hamester runs four Agrometer self-propelled units ... to help it shift 975,000m³ of slurry every year

by Tobias Bensing

It’s early March, and an icy wind is blowing over the huge fields of the former GDR. But despite the cold, we can feel spring is just around the corner. You can just sense it, and the birds are chirping away. We caught up with Björn Salzwedel, manager of contracting business Hamester, based in Mühlen-Eichsen in northern Germany.