The Distributor located at the top centre of the Tri-App gives an even application across the working width of the machine through the rotating self-sharpening blades which are auto tensioning and require very little maintenance.
The Tri-App is finished in a fully galvanised coating prolonging its life (in the typically corrosive slurry environment) and providing a longer lasting Applicator that is now expected by both farmers and contractors.
The Tri- App is specially designed where it can be used in three variants if required:
- Rigidly tanker mounted.
- Tanker mounted with the hydraulic mast option
- Tractor mounted with an umbilical cord system.
Applicator Hose Ends
The 40mm heavy duty durable hose is designed with no internal hose restrictions at hose joints which ensures there are no restrictions of slurry flow from the macerator to the ground. The standard Tri-App design includes the 40mm pipe and rubber boot assembly (to part the crop canopy), but with the option of the replaceable trailing points to make it soil contacting (as in the picture here). Also available on request, the Tri-App can be supplied with 40mm pipe only leaving it as a band spreader (dribble bar) style machine.
Double Pivot Booms
The Double pivot three section boom allows outlets to follow the ground contours individually and when travelling forward protects the frame from uneven ground conditions.
Each of the two boom folding rams operates to gently let both boom arms down and has the added safety of a check valve. Both booms are fitted with a shut off valve to lock the booms positions, if required.
Behind this folding ram is the location for an optional flow meter, which can bolt right into place if required at a later date. This option gives the operator accurate application rate monitoring when using an umbilical system.
Standard on the ‘bracketry ready tanker’ is moving the tanker rear-back door from the back dome to the left hand side of the tanker, and lets the Abbey Tri-App applicator mast mounted machine sit tight to the back of the tanker which increases the weight transfer from the tanker to the tractor. The standard Tri-App machine can be fitted using simple tanker mounted brackets, when the tanker is bracketry ready.
Each Tri-App comes fitted with LED road lights and the bracketry we have designed behind the machine allows most A-frames to be fitted. When the umbilical arm is fitted you may want to consider the optional hydraulic function quick releases and light socket, allowing hose reel lights and hydraulic motor to be linked up.
The auto reverse is standard on the Tri-App should a foreign objects get caught up in the ‘Exacut’, this will auto reverse the unit by changing the flow of oil forcing the Exacut rotor to automatically change direction assisting to free the blockage automatically. The Sub-plate under the auto-reverse valve holds a relief valve to prevent over pressure.
The Tri-App centre fame has been designed to mount an umbilical hose reel of up to and including 600m using an optional A-frame mounted assembly (red item in the photo). The optional umbilical arm has been engineered into the design to retro fit to Tri-App frame at a later date, if you do not want to consider it as part of the initial machine purchase.
The tanker mounted Tri-App applicator can be fitted to an optional mast, if the standard rigid tanker mounted machine are not for you.
- Hydraulic Mast
- Applicator Mast
- The two main advantages of the ‘optional mast’ are:
- Variation of the working height of the machine on the move
Faster coupling and decoupling of the machine
When replaceable ‘shoe wear tips’ are fitted, the machine becomes soil-engaging during use, making it necessary for the Tri-App to be lifted out of the ground during turning. With rigid tanker mounted Tri-App the boom arms must be folded up. With an optional mast the whole machine can be lifted slightly and efficiently to make the headland turn quicker. The mast also has the advantages of being easier to adjust the working height of the machine on the go.
The mast makes mounting and demounting of the Tri-App applicator very fast and easy, with no other equipment required. The Abbey mast design can easily be retrofitted to any Tri-App ready tanker at a later date.