Storth Pond Stirrer/Mixer Solutions

The UK built and designed Storth effluent pond mixing systems is not a topic that will pop up regularly at breakfast tables. But we’d argue it probably should.

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Features and Benefits

Kiwis are increasingly sensitive about dairy effluent and the Storth’s slurry mixing systems take the issue by the scruff of its neck. Where once you had a maybe 70hp tractor doing its best, now you can put serious effort into stirring up your pond. And get rid of the grass on it. What Storth’s slurry mixing systems are good at is getting the whole thing mixed and giving you an end product that is smooth and uniform. It also means there’re no solids at the bottom of the pond or tank which could reduce capacity. And when slurry gets to the paddocks, the distribution of nutrients will be more even, optimising productivity. Growing grass on the pond is a waste. Storth’s worked hard with the end user to develop products to aid slurry management on every farm. From small farmer to large scale to contractor, Storth has in place 7 or more (on request) slurry mixing systems to help you break up the surface of your tank or pond.

Technical Specifications

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

SM/100

4.60m

1500m3

600mm propeller

60+

SM/200

6.10m

1500m3

600mm propeller

70+

SM/250

7.60m

1500m3

600mm propeller

80+

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

CM/700

7.00m

4000m3

600mm x 600mm propeller*

120+

CM/800

8.00m

4000m3

600mm x 600mm propeller*

120+

CM/950

9.5m

4000m3

600mm x 600mm propeller*

120+

*other size options available

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

MMP/700

7.00m

10000m3

20400ltr output per minute mixing capacity

130+

MMP/800

8.00m

10000m3

20400ltr output per minute mixing capacity

130+

MMP/950

9.50m

10000m3

20400ltr output per minute mixing capacity

130+

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

LM/1100

11.00m

5000m3

600mm x 300mm propeller

100+

LM/1600

16.00m

5000m3

600mm x 300mm propeller

100+

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

TM/3176

Vertical column: 3.10m Top beam: 7.60m

3000m3

600mm propeller

60+

TM/3776

Vertical column: 3.70m Top beam: 7.60m

3000m3

600mm propeller

60+

TM/4376

Vertical column: 4.30m Top beam: 7.60m

3000m3

600mm propeller

70+

TM/5076

Vertical column: 5.00m Top beam: 7.60m

3000m3

600mm propeller

70+

TM/5092

Vertical column: 5.00m Top beam: 9.20m

3000m3

600mm propeller

70+

TM/6192

Vertical column: 6.10m Top beam: 9.20m

3000m3

600mm propeller

80+

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

THM/300

3.00m

8000m3

18000ltr output per minute mixing capacity

150+

THM/370

3.70m

8000m3

18000ltr output per minute mixing capacity

150+

THM/500

5.00m

8000m3

18000ltr output per minute mixing capacity

150+

THM/610

6.10m

8000m3

18000ltr output per minute mixing capacity

150+

Model

Length

Capacity

Features

HP Required

SJ/5

125mm discharge pipe

13600ltr mixing capacity per minute

4 blade impeller

85+

SJ/6

150mm discharge pipe

20400ltr mixing capacity per minute

4 blade impeller

105+

SJ/8

175mm discharge pipe

29500ltr mixing capacity per minute

4 blade impeller

165+

Testimonials

Doug’s view.

Caldwell Contracting have been leaders in their field for over 20 years, covering all aspects of agriculture from silage to wood chipping to cultivation and effluent management and spreading. You can learn more at www.caldwellcontracting.co.nz Doug Caldwell says the substantial family business, which operates out of Edendale, Southland, is constantly looking for innovations in effluent management and understand the needs of the dairy farmers they work with. “The Storth Mega Mix has been good. It’s safer and faster than others. And it’s definitely better than conventional stirrers. “We use it for mixing all ponds and also loading our transport tankers.”

- Storth Mega Mix

Frank’s view

Frank and Cheryl Grigg, run 180 cows on 70 ha (55 ha effective), with an 18 ha run-off, in Taranaki on a combination of peat/swampy soils and clay rolling hills. They also have an effluent pond 100 metres long and between 30 and 60 metres wide that, not too far back, was causing them a problem.

Frank explains.

“We used to get the pond pumped out every winter, and the ground it went on was unusable. “There had to be a better way.”

Frank says Matt from FarmChief showed him a video, on his phone, at Central Districts Field Days that provided a system with the solution: A Storth pond stirrer and 6,000 litre, 8 ton tanker combination.

Where the stirrer especially fitted Frank’s needs was its ability to mix the slurry, giving a product that is smooth and uniform- making more nutrients available for pastures and removing the solids that can limit pond capacity.

And, as Frank says, it was faster. “It was amazing. What used to be 5-6 hours work was done in just 2 hours with one stirrer, and with less horse power.” He uses the effluent tanker behind the cows, and says it’s made a significant change, with paddocks put back into rotation seamlessly. “It works very well now.”

Frank said he used to rely on top-dressing to keep production up but now finds the effluent recycling does the job for him. He also appreciates the benefits of add-ons including the tanker’s ability to efficiently clean out water troughs ready for the next season. “It saves time and you’re all ready to go.”

“It’s a great system and very easy to use. And FarmChief are good people to deal with.”

- Pond Stirrier

Eddie’s view.

Eddie Rabbitt is the manager of Rabco Ag – a large-scale contracting business based in Western Southland. Eddie reckons the Mega Mix provides a better result in terms of getting solids out of the pond, and with the canon breaking up the surface. The company uses the Mega Mix wherever they are called to a slurry job. “It works a treat.” He’s also putting in a good word for the FarmChief parts and technical support team. “It’s a good service and they get things done on time.” To see more details on Rabco, visit www.rabbitt.co.nz

- Storth Mega Mix

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