Watch: The Crop Cruisers and their Conor tank


Spreading a large amount of slurry every year for both myself and contract work, I keep the tank changed approximately every 4-5 years. I traded in my 5 year old 2350 gallon Hi-Spec and I can honestly say, I am very impressed with it. One of the main reasons that I updated this year was tyres, I was being haunted by soft tyres in the last few months and countless trips to the local tyre centre and call outs, nailed the Hi Spec coffin shut. I took a step into the unknown buying this tank as I knew very little about the Co. Clare based firm but what did appeal to me was the extras and ease of which to order. One swift phonecall, one even swifter yard visit and my tank was ordered.

As you can see from the video, I ordered the tank in a gloss black with silver wheels. Why? I'll be upgrading the tractor next year and that will be its colour scheme without giving too much away! So, the tank, whats it got? It has the usual sprung drawbar, swivel eye hitch and a Battioni 11,000 litre pump. As this tank has a 2750 gallon appetite, its equipped with a commercial ADR axel with its belly being made of high rolled 6mm steel, sitting on a full length reinforced chasis. Rolling on 30.5 r32 tyres, its equipped with its usual handbrake and hydraulic brakes.Topping it off is a full road LED lighting kit. The extras that I had added onto at the factory was bigger and stronger work lamps and a 3rd fill point.

So, the nitty gritty, whats it like? Ok, when this gluton is full, it weighs in over 16 tonnes and empty is 4.2 tonnes. It's so smooth on the road and indeed on farm paths that at times, you'd forget it was there. I have spread yard water with it and it filled in just a shade over 2 minutes. With thicker cattle slurry, it was 3 minutes. The tractor responsible for pulling this behemoth around is a 6.2 ton Case Maxxum 125 with a mapped horsepower of a 165hp. And it definitley knows the tank is behind it when full.

The final "piece de resistance" of this tank is the Moscha Swivel spout thats mounted on the back replacing the standard splash plate. This is my third season using this system and I find it brilliant. The idea in principle is that the nozzle slows down the speed at which the slurry leaves the tank, thus creating a bigger droplet. Therefore there is a better utilisation of N.P.K. with reduced emissions. It leaves a very even spread and spreading at widths from 12 to 18 metres, you reduce the amount of travel needed to cover ground.

So there you have it. The Conor 2750r equipped with a Moscha Swivel. My weapon of choice for grass growth promotion. It may be a while before Co. Clare see another All Ireland, but they have an All Star in Conor Engineering.

(Purchased through Purcell Agri Sales for the Tank and Castle Agri for the spreader).

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