SALES and service support for specialist slurry application sy-
stems for Claas Xer-ion tractors are now being handled by the Bauer team in the UK and Ireland.
Bauer Group acquired Ger-man manufacturer SGT in 2015 to expand its already comprehensive portfolio of
waste handling and field application solutions.
SGT (Silage & Gulle-Technik) is best known for an innovative slurry tanker loading system and large capacity mounted and semi-mounted tanks for the Claas Xerion, which converts this powerful four-wheel drive tractor into a self-propelled slurry spreader.
“Bauer initially chose to leave sales and service support for the UK and Ireland in the hands of a Netherlands-based agent,” explains Ad-rian Tindall, Bauer sales manager. “But now my colleague Rob Jackson and I have responsibility for these products.
“They are complementary to the Bauer range of high-specification trailed slurry tankers, pumps, stirrers and separators, and both dealers and end users will benefit from our direct support.”
Soon after acquiring SGT, Bauer applied its expertise in poly-tank production – a hand-laid polyester laminate manufacturing process – to produce a new mounted tank for the forward control Xerion S-Trac.
Bauer has a long-estab-lished technique for pro-ducing tractor-trailed tankers in capacities up to 26,000 litres using this process, which results in a very strong but lighter weight structure, finished with a high-quality, very smooth gelcoat that is immune to corrosion and can be cleaned to virtually as-new condition after spreading slurry and digestate.
For the Xerion S-Trac, the 16cu m Bauer mounted poly tank has 2cu m more capacity than its steel predecessor but weighs 1800kg less, making the forward control Xerion even more productive in this role.
In addition, a direct-mo-unting frame for the front-mounted pump unit, which weighs 1,850kg, saves a further 1,000kg by replacing the tractor’s three-point link-age, while having simpler pipework that gives the operator a clearer view ahead and handles faster flow rates for quicker loading.
The pump unit is available with a 10in remote docking system for filling, a 10in stone-trap box and a 9000- or 12,000-litres/min pump – the larger capacity option is offered for 24m to 36m slurry dribble booms.