Effluent Dribble Bar

Needing something to ensure a precise application of slurry while preventing run-off and nutrient loss? FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bars are the answer. 

Our Dribble Bars reduce the surface area of the slurry exposed to the atmosphere, lowering nutrient losses when compared to Spreader Bars. 


FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar
FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar
FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar
FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar
FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar
FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar

Features and Benefits

Applying effluent via a dribble bar ensures the nutrients go where you want them to go, reduces run off and material loss, while keeping the grass cleaner and reducing smell nusience. 

FarmChief Contractor and ContractorPlus Dribble Bars have working widths up to 12m wide and are certainly the strongest dribble bars around. The robust central frame design achieves close coupling, a narrow transport width and great strength to support reeler piggy-backing.

On the Contractor Dribble Bar, the specially designed NovaCut distributor guarantees consistent and accurate material distribution, with uniform application across all of the 40mm distributor outlets, even feeding fibrous slurry. Continuous expansion of the hose joints from distributor to delivery hose eliminates any blockage opportunity.

If you’re looking for more control over the application, choose the top-of-the-range ContractorPlus Dribble Bar. Fitted with a horizontally mounted NovaCut Distributor on each wing of the bar, allowing for hillside feathering, ½ side shut off or complete shut-off. Careful consideration has been given to the build, with it featuring improved rear visibility and ground-level access to the distributors.

Additionally, the extendable 180degree swim arm gives extra support to the incoming pipe, and an optional 4” flow meter can be installed with ease.

  • Robust build quality
  • Fully galvanised
  • Heavy Duty 3-point linkage
  • Vertical fold
  • Minimal working parts means low maintenance

FarmChief provides the full spectrum of umbilical parts and accessories for your solution. Find the rest of our range here. 

Technical Specifications



Working Width


Transport Width

Transport Height

Contractor 7531






Contractor 9037






Contractor 1241








Working Width


Transport Width

Transport Height

ContractorPlus 9036






ContractorPlus 1240






Parts and Options

FarmChief Contractor Dribble Bar Horizontal Macerator

NovaCut Macerator

Mounted horizontally, uniform distribution is guaranteed across all of the 40mm distributor outlets. even the most fibrous slurry can be distributed without clogging, making for stress-free operation.
FarmChief Effluent Flow Meter

Optional Flow Meter

Choose an In-Line or Applicator-based Flow Meter for a more precise way of tracking application rates. Further upgrades include a remote head for monitoring application direct from the tractor cab.
FarmChief Umbilical System Piggy Back System

Optional Piggy-Back Facility

The robust central frame allows for close coupling and a narrow transport width, as well as the ability to mount both the rear bobbin reeler and distributor on the same hitch.
FarmChief Optional Spreader Bar - Contractor Dribble Bar

Optional Single Spreader Bar

The most efficient way to clean out the hose lines at the end of the day. Simply switch to the Single Spreader Bar and use a FarmChief Compressor to blow out the lines, lengthening the life of the system and allowing for better storage.


Tony’s View.

Fisken Contracting, based in Gore, can tackle fairly much any job there is. From lane maintenance to cartage, baling to logging. Tony Fisken backs umbilical slurry systems because of their efficiency and the fact that they’ll work at high volumes and in conditions where slurry tankers simply can’t. “There’s little or no compaction of laneways or paddocks and it’s a very effective way of moving large amounts of nutrient.” Tony says the system is especially good on softer soils, (and on the shoulder seasons) where tankers could get stuck, as there are only the hoses to be placed down and reeled in. His business works with umbilical on distances up to, and even exceeding 2kms, which, Tony says, accommodates most properties. Some farmers find it so effective they choose not to use their own systems at all. “They just give us a call.”

- Storth Umbilical

Profiline Slurry Tanker

Colin's view

Colin Molloy runs a 420-sow piggery, along with 130 hectares of cropping and livestock, in Sheffield, Canterbury with two large effluent ponds.
Although it was the advanced hydraulics that first drew Colin to his Veenhuis Profiline 16600 litre Slurry Tanker, he is also acutely aware of the need to successfully manage environmental issues and soil fertility. The tanker enables him to recycle the nutrient-dense manure and reduce odour in one go.
His tanker injects the effluent back into the soil providing a great start for barley, wheat, and pasture and removing the nuisance normally associated with conventional “broadcast” systems.

- Veenhuis Slurry Tankers

FarmChief Umbilical System Options

FarmChief Effluent Chopper Pump

FarmChief Umbilical Chopper Pump

Priming umbilical systems or moving your slurry, our range of robust, long-life pumps will see the job done right, every time. 

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FarmChief Effluent Bobbin Reeler

FarmChief Umbilical Bobbin Reeler

One of the biggest costs to your umbilical system is the hoses – ensuring the safe storage, transportation and application of this asset is an important contributor to any Umbilical System’s success.

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FarmChief Varimount 350 PTO Compressor 

Versatile, compact, portable and durable, this compressor delivers unbeatable air power on the move. Its range of jobs can’t be compared, cleaning harvesting equipment, clearing umbilical slurry hose, sandblasting, and operating power tools.

FarmChief Varimount 350 PTO Compressor | View Now 

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Alan Ogden - FarmChief Machinery Specialist - Waikato

Alan Ogden

Sales - Waikato & Upper North Island


Call Alan today: 027 280 4892

Logan Murray

Canterbury & Upper South - Salesman


Phone: 0212438286

Ben Abernethy

Southland & Otago - Salesman


Phone:021 241 8951