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September 2, 2016

In the Field!

In the Field! By Nancy Trapolino September 2, 2016

First Up:

The Dairy with approximately 45 million gallons to pump from their 3 holding cells.  The nutrients from these lagoons fertilize the surrounding crop ground, including all the corn necessary for the dairy's #1 feed: silage.

The line up at the dairy:

At site:  Jacob Dreier Agitation: PCE Destroyer BOAT 2067C, PCE Battleship BOAT 4010, and a tractor with lagoon agitator Lead Pump: PCE Honey Badger (with Guardian & LightSpeed)
Puck Destroyer Boat, Puck Battleship Boat 4010, Lagoon Agitator, Puck Honey Badger
3,500 head dairy lagoon - stage 1 of 3 lagoons. Pictured left to right: Destroyer BOAT 2067, HONEY BADGER Lead Pump, Battleship BOAT 4010, Lagoon Agitator
Fluid delivery: Steven Blackwell Tractor: John Deere 8245R Mainline hose: Key 8 Inch PU HD Hose carts: PCE Turn Table Reel TTR15, PCE Hose Carts HC16 Boosters: PCE Booster Pumps PT 6089 and PT 5069, (with Guardian & LightSpeed) Drags: Key 6 Inch Drags Hose Mover: PCE Hose Mover
Puck Turn Table Reel, Puck Hose Carts HC16
PCE Turn Table Reel TTR15, PCE Booster Pump PT5069, 8 inch mainline hose.
Applicator: Tyler Lohrmann Tractor: John Deere 9430 Swing Pipe: PCE 4WD Tractor-Mounted Swing Pipe with 8 inch Krohne Flow Meter Toolbar: PCE Ripper: 25 ft PCE Toolbar with 10 John Deere 2100 min-till rippers, Dietrich Coulters and PCE Mechanical Manifold Flow: 3,000 gallons per minute (180,000 gallons per hour) Rate: 15,000 gallons per acre Technology: PCE LightSpeed (wireless pump control), GreenStar 3 (GPS Mapping tied to flow measurement)
Puck Turn Table Reel, Puck Hose Carts HC16
PCE 4WD Applicator with PCE Ripper and 6 inch drags

Second Up:

Swine Facility with approximately 8 million gallons to pump from stage 1 of 2 lagoons.  The nutrients from this confinement fertilize neighboring farm fields within 2 miles of the facility.

The line up at the swine farm:

At site:  Jeremy Wulf Lead Pump: PCE Honey Badger (with Guardian & LightSpeed)
Puck 4WD Applicator with Puck Ripper and 6 inch drags
10 million gallon swine lagoons - stage 1 of 2 lagoons. HONEY BADGER Lead Pump
Fluid delivery: Nate Axland Tractor: 8295R Mainline hose: Key 8 Inch HD Boosters: PCE Booster Pump PT 6089 and PT 5069, (with Guardian & LightSpeed) Drags: Key 6 Inch Drags Hose Mover: PCE Hose Mover
Pumping manure at a swine farm using 8 inch mainline hose
Pumping manure at a swine farm using 8 inch mainline hose
Applicator: Matt Blackwell Tractor: John Deere 9530 Swing Pipe: PCE 4WD Tractor-Mounted Swing Pipe with 8 inch Krohne Flow Meter Toolbar: PCE Ripper: 11 row John Deere 2100 min-till ripper bar and PCE Mechanical Manifold Flow: 2,500 gallons per minute (150,000 gallons per hour) Technology: PCE LightSpeed (wireless pump control), GreenStar 3 (GPS Mapping tied to flow measurement)
Puck 4WD Tractor Mounted Swing Pipe
Applying on grassland. PCE 4WD Tractor Mounted Swing Pipe

Application rates are pre-determined by the farm owner to be agronomically sound and within government regulations.  If you are looking for help with a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) or Manure Management Plan (MMP) we are happy to recommend the professional consulting firm: Twin Lakes Environmental Services, LLC. If you are looking for help finding a manure application solution or setting up a dragline system, please call or join us at Pump School. More pictures from both sites: Click thumbnail below to view larger. Enjoy! [GALLERY60]

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