Storth 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.

FarmChief’s Bobbin Reelers are designed to facilitate the management of hoses for effective, efficient pumping of slurry to where ever it needs to be on the farm.


FarmChief Umbilical System Bobbin Reeler
FarmChief Umbilical System Bobbin Reeler
FarmChief Umbilical System Bobbin Reeler
FarmChief Umbilical System Bobbin Reeler

Features and Benefits

Our range of bobbin reelers are built to suit both farmers and contractor.

Choose to mount on the front or rear of the tractor for ultimate flexibility it the field, with single reelers providing up to 1000m of length, or combo with front and rear reelers for 2000m or working length

The cleverly designed frame ensures maximum stability and strength and comes fully galvanized as standard. The heavy-duty hydraulic gearbox can handle whatever the conditions throw at it, with little-to-no maintenance required over its lifetime.

Its compact design allows for easy visibility of the front linkage, improved manoeuvrability when working, easier handling of the hose, and easy storage options when not in use.

  • Fully galvanised corrosion protection
  • Safe dual hydraulic relief valve protection
  • Heavy-duty engineered drive gears positioned both ends of bobbin
  • Strong 55mm bobbin bearing
  • Low maintenance robust gearbox drive

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

Technical Specifications







Contractor Bobbin 1000


HD 'A' Frame




Parts and Options

FarmChief Bobbin Reeler Hydraulic Drive

Directly Hydraulically Driven

The hydraulic gearbox makes for super easy unrolling and re-rolling, with up to 1000m of hose carrying capacity
FarmChief Bobbin Reeler Bonnet Guard

Bonnet Guard

Protect your investment and prevent dings and breakages whilst working with several implements or in tight spots.
FarmChief Umbilical System Bobbin Reeler

Heavy Duty A Frame Quick Hitch

Easy load, heavy-duty A-Frame mount. The perfect option when piggybacking with the reeler and applicator.
FarmChief Umbilical System Bobbin Reeler

Fully Galvanised

Fully galvanised with powder-coated sides ensuring long-life and high-performance in trying conditions.


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 Dribble Bar

FarmChief Umbilical 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. 

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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 Spreader Bar

FarmChief Umbilical Twin Spreader Bar

One of the simplest effluent application methods around. Our twin spreader bars have a 12m spreading width and have been engineered with our trailed reelers in mind. 

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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