Vervaet has taken the wraps off its new quad self-propelled slurry injector/spreader.
According to the company, the Vervaet Quad, boasts 550 hp, 21m3 tank capacity and a transmission offering higher torque than “any other self-propelled machine” on the market in the crucial 5 to 15 km/h speed range.
It states the innovative machine is “full of Vervaet DNA” and packed with innovative, user-friendly and reliable technology”, making it suitable for every type of crop and application.
Vervaet has been involved in slurry injection 1990, and is a prominent player in the European market for professional self-propelled application machinery.
In a statement, a company spokesperson said: “We have developed and engineered a self-propelled concept, which not only brings together the best and most innovative present-day technology, for manure application, we managed to enrich and enhance it even further.”
“The result is a vehicle concept able to compete in every market segment featuring a drive line with the best cooling capacity and the highest continuous torque available.”
Clever driveline concept
The Vervaet Quad incorporates a clever new cooling system suitable for working in temperatures as high as 45°C with a fully loaded engine and driveline.
This new concept has been developed together with new engine partner, Volvo Penta, to ensure optimal performance under any circumstance and in all conditions.
The quad has a radiator positioned at the front of the machine keeping it well away from dust and crop residue.
The 13-litre 550hp 6-cylinder Volvo Penta engine boasts a 2650 Nm of torque at a stunningly low engine speed of just 1200rpm, with excellent fuel economogy.
It utilises hydraulic motors to provide infinitely variable speed control to mechanical gearboxes and axles which deal with the high torque loadings associated with the demanding nature of high-output work.
Separate gearboxes for each axle provide simplicity and allow the Vervaet Quad to offer constant four-wheel drive.
Slurry systems for every liking
There is Vervaet DNA right behind the radiator with the proven slurry system featuring a choice of Vogelsang and Börger 9,000 l/min pumps, or the SuperLoad system with 10” piping and a 12,000 l/min or 13,500 l/min Börger pump.
These pump the slurry through the tried and tested Vervaet cyclone macerator or, as an option, a Vogelsang macerator fitted before the pump.
A loading arm “suitable for every operator and situation” is fitted onto the machine.
The quad’s impressive traction and sheer pulling power is particularly valued whilst injecting slurry with rear-mounted cultivation tools, according to the company.
These are carried on a rear-linkage making it particularly quick and convenient to swap between, for example, an injector and a cultivator. In addition to handling slurry, the Quad’s extremely versatile design gives it a “truly multipurpose nature”.
The basic carrier vehicle can also be equipped with a solid manure spreading body, creating a first-class self-propelled spreader with excellent tractive abilities which offer high capacity but a light footprint on the land.
It is also anticipated that other options could also become available to equip the quad for specialist applications including as a beet chaser.
At home in every (row) crop
Add to that its sophisticated four-wheel steering and ultra-tight turning circle which make it at equally at home in every (row) crop and on any field across the entire globe.
In addition, the Quad can also be used in ‘crab steer’ mode so that each of tyres runs in a different path, spreading its weight over the widest possible area to avoid soil-damage and compaction.
The vast choice of tyres available for the quad includes 900/60 R38, 900/60 R42, 1050/50 R32, 1000/55 R32, 1250/50 R32, the newest Mitas 1000/65 R32 as well as dual row crop tyres.
When fitted with nearly all tyre sizes, the quad doesn’t exceed a 3m maximum transport width, according to the company.
Lastly, all Vervaet self-propelled machines are furnished with the “most modern, luxurious, and spacious” cabs with a large glass area.
All of the machine’s controls are within easy reach; the joystick and the terminal are located in the adjustable armrest.
Its latest addition completes its range of professional manure application technology alongside the Vervaet Trike with a 16 m3 tank capacity, the Trike XL with a 21 m3 tank capacity and the Trike 5×5.
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