Land application of manure is a standard practice by which the manure is primarily used as a rich nutrient resource for crop production. Manure is land applied in several ways; it can be broadcast with no incorporation, broadcast and incorporated or injected. For each of these three methods, GEA has developed different spreading tool bars having their own specifications that will help livestock producers to decide which method will work best for themselves.
22-Inch Concave Disc Incorporator
In a one single operation, the 22" Concave Disc Incorporator operates a soil tillage followed by a surface application of manure and mixes manure and soil into the top few inches of the surface of the soil. It is very efficient on harvested fields with a large quantity of crop residue.
24-Inch Hydraulic Disc Injector
The tool bar with hydraulic discs injects liquid manure in all types of soil at a minimum speed of 5 mph (8 km/h) and a maximum depth of 6" (15 cm). Each disc injector is connected to a hydraulic cylinder to better follow the contour of the field. This means, each injector adapts to uneven ground while maintaining its working depth and not affecting the working depth of the other injectors.
Deflectors Tool Bar with Folding Ends
Low spreading tool bar to apply manure by gravity, reducing odor to a minimum.
Flex Drop Hoses Tool Bar with Folding Ends
Low spreading tool bar to apply manure by gravity directly onto the ground, reducing odor to a minimum. Evenly distributes manure under windy conditions.
Twin Deflector Tool Bar
The Twin Deflector is designed to spread hog and dairy manure by gravity. Affordable and easy to maintain, it requires no deployment operation. The flow control system combined with the interchangeable deflector outlets can adjust the manure flow in spreading pattern up to 25 feet (7.6 m) wide.