Tramspread has released two new slurry hose pinchers to help reduce the risk of slurry spillages when breaking couplings or repairing hoses on the job.
The lightweight ‘Handy’ is designed to be carried easily and is suitable for clamping hoses up to 6 inches in diameter. The larger ‘Heavy’ is for use with pressurised hoses up to 8 inches in diameter to stem the flow.
When pumping slurry, leaks or blow outs can occur. Spillages which cause pollution can be damaging to the environment and could lead to legal action against those responsible, says Tramspread director Edwin Baker.
“These pinchers are inexpensive and will prevent slurry being lost if a quick repair is needed when pumping or spreading. Now, more than ever, farmers need to demonstrate the measures being taken to reduce slurry pollution and safeguard the environment.”
The pinchers are both priced at £250. “This is a small price to pay for a device that can prevent unnecessary pollution. It is also useful to have a pincher when breaking couplings because there is no need to drain the pipe first,” says Mr Baker.
Although designed for umbilical slurry hose, the pinchers can be used in other farm work – including irrigation pipework or other water pipes on farms. But the main benefit is preventing potential damage that slurry spillages can cause.