Joskin had plenty to shout about at last week’s SIMA show in Paris.
The company, which is probably best known here in Ireland for its slurry spreading equipment and high-specification trailers, launched a number of new products at the event.
First up was the latest Solodisc XXL. This is the firm’s newest injector; it is primarily targeted at operators dealing with large volumes of digestate from Anaerobic Digestion (AD) sites. The new line-up boasts working widths of up to 8.75m.
Dotted across the biggest (8.7m working width) version, there are 22 disc units – each spaced at 18.75cm intervals. Automatic GPS section control, which is available as an option, can switch each individual unit off. Each pipe is pinched by a hydraulic ‘clamp’, to stop unwanted slurry from dribbling out.
A top-of-the-range Solodisc XXL was being quoted at prices in excess of €40,000 excluding VAT at the show. The injector will typically be coupled to one of Joskin’s high-capacity tankers – such as the Volumetra model on display at SIMA.
Reaching further: Long-stretch booms
Joskin also launched a new tanker boom system at SIMA, which is firmly aimed at the high-end contracting sector.
The new Dorsal Boom, as it’s known, is fitted to the front of the tanker. This follows Joskin’s approach with previous boom systems.
The first section incorporates a double pivot-point. This, says the company, reduces the bend angle exerted on the flexible pipe (tube).
Beyond that, it can be specified with a cone filling attachment, a short arm with a submersible pipe (with a turbo-filler) or a longer arm and pipe. The latter can reach down to a depth of 4.6m. Either configuration can traverse a 3.8m-high wall.
At the show, the various boom options were showcased on a 26,000L Volumetra tanker. The boom system typically costs over €20,000 excluding VAT. A turbo-filler adds several thousand to the overall price.