Self-propelled Fendt slurry rig: More weight up front

Dutch contractor van Diepen has taken drastic action to ensure a better tractor weight distribution when applying spring slurry. A Fendt tractor forms the basis of the novel self-propelled concept

Located on the outskirts of the village of Spanbroek, an hour’s drive north of Amsterdam, Gerjan van Diepen, one of the owners of the business, long pondered a way to lighten the load when applying slurry with an umbilical system. While the trailing hose is already lighter than a slurry tanker, there is still a lot of weight being carried on the tractor’s back axle with an umbilical system. For instance here are some of the stats for the contractor’s Fendt 716.......[To read more, see the instructions on this page]