World’s most powerful self-propelled slurry machine
GADS Maskinstation in Denmark is the first customer for the largest and most powerful Trac ever from Dutch firm Vredo. Claimed as the world’s largest and most powerful self-propelled slurry machine, the Stage IV Deutz 16-litre V8 in the VT7028-3 peaks at 687hp at a low-revving 1800rpm.
Coming in at an overall width of 3m on all tyre options - 900/60R42, 1050/50R32 and 1250/50R32 – the Danish customer opted for the latter, which offers the possibility to reduce pressures to 1.2 bar. Steering possibilities include all-wheel-steer and crab steering to both left and right. The Danish machine is also equipped with a specially-developed arm to load from open slurry lagoons, and the firm says the 12,000lit/min capacity pump can fill the 32m³ (21m³ also available) tank in just 2.25 minutes.
Fitted with Vredo’s newly-developed VVT700 (CVT) transmission (40 and 50km/hr options), the VT7028 is available as a two and three-axle multifunctional machine with a load capacity at the front, back and on the chassis behind the cab. Typical examples include adding a trailer body to carry a wide range of materials including sugar-beet, potatoes and cereals, and the optional front mounted linkage allows the vehicle to be used as a silage clamp dozer and compacter.
Vredo launched the VT7028 at last summer’s Dutch ATH farm machinery show to replace the previous 550hp 5518-3. The company says the extra power will come in handy with contractors working on hilly land. Prices start from around €600,000.
By Steven Vale