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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a fifth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the company in 2015.
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New time and equipment-saving contractor trailer with GSM remote

Tramspread Contractor Trailer

Tramspread has officially launched the first contractor trailer to feature its Teletram GSM remote control system.

It has widened the chassis of its contractor trailer by 200mm to enable the trailer to carry more equipment. The remote control will enable single operator use.

A 175 horsepower Iveco engine coupled to a Bauer SX2000 pump powers the contractor pup trailer.

According to the company, this can pump up to 300 cubic metres per hour depending on distance and hose diameter.

The long drawbar enables the operator to carry an applicator, such as a dribble bar, on the tractor’s rear three-point linkage while towing the trailer.

Furthermore, the remote control features a seven-inch colour screen and industrial-grade instrumentation that you can operate utilising Apple or Android mobile devices.

Communication, the firm claims, is not compromised by distance, and you can control multiple pump units by the same device.

Tramspread managing director, Terry Baker, said:

“This means that an operator pumping over an eight-kilometre distance with four pump units will only need one device to monitor and operate all pump units.”

Other features: 
  • Pressure sensors and a flowmeter. This allows you to operate the entire umbilical system accurately;
  • One operator can monitor;
  • Does not rely on radio connectivity. Instead, it can connect a mobile device, using its 2G to 5G data connection, to one or multiple engine-driven pumps.
  • Tramspread’s Raven Box mapping and recording technology: Report the areas you treat and the quantity of slurry you use.

“The combination of knowing the speed of flow and being able to control it remotely are key to the time and equipment savings this trailer offers.”

“The unit also keeps a record of the slurry utilised so operators can measure how effective each application is and improve distribution in the future.”

3,000m 

You can carry up to 2,000 metres of drag hose on two galvanised detachable spools at the trailer’s front.

Furthermore, you can carry 1,000 metres on the tractor’s front 3-point linkage via a powerful twin hydraulic drive reeler. The company confirmed that this gives the total system capacity of 3,000 metres.

Over the twin sprung high-speed axles, there is a large 900-litre fuel tank. Mounted over the fuel tank is a compressor, which is also remote controlled. Furthermore, there is a suction hose loading area with two large toolboxes.

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