Premiere at the Agritechnica: Vogelsang presents the 30-meter BlackBird

| Press, International, Agricultural technology

Essen (Oldenburg), Germany, September 7, 2023 – Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG will be at the Agritechnica (November 12–18, 2023, Hannover Messe), presenting its latest innovative products designed for economical, low-emission slurry spreading. 

In hall 23 at stand B46, this internationally operating mechanical engineering company will debut the BlackBird in a working width of 30 meters, the modified SwingMax5 Slide trailing shoe linkage in a working width of 24 meters, and the SyreN manure stabilization system with a front suction arm.

“We are delighted to be presenting our innovations for economical slurry management again at the Agritechnica this year. With these machines, our users can work even more efficiently, precisely, and in line with requirements,” says Harald Vogelsang, Managing Director of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG.

BlackBird trailing shoe linkage: now even bigger with 30-meter working width

The 30-meter trailing shoe linkage is the newest member of the BlackBird family and this year’s highlight at the Vogelsang stand.

Henning Ahlers, Sales Manager for Agricultural Technology in Germany, explains: “The 30-meter BlackBird will become the linkage of choice for contractors. The larger working width means they can get the slurry to the fields even more flexibly and efficiently.”

At the Agritechnica, Vogelsang will be showcasing the side arm of the 30-meter BlackBird.

SwingMax5 Slide: proven trailing shoe linkage now modified

With the SwingMax5 Slide trailing shoe linkage featuring a 24-meter working width, Vogelsang has further developed its proven SwingMax Slide and tailored it even more closely to the needs of farmers and contractors. By reducing both the width and the height, users can now benefit from a more compact design. More slender welded assemblies reduce the weight of the linkage, while larger hydraulic cylinders ensure optimized working on slopes. The modified linkage makes it possible to mount the SwingMax5 Slide on vehicles with high tires or high fenders, too.

Ahlers explains: “The drum trucks are getting bigger, the tires correspondingly higher. We are responding to this development with the SwingMax5 Slide and adapting to the conditions of drum truck manufacturers.”

Two built-in precision distributors from the ExaCut series ensure that the manure is constantly and uniformly distributed. The folding mechanisms typical of SwingMax, such as “TopSwing”, “TeleShift”, and “DoubleFold”, have been retained; these give the linkage high flexibility and have proven themselves in the field.

SyreN manure stabilization system with front suction arm

SyreN, the system designed to stabilize manure during field spreading through the addition of sulfuric acid, can reduce ammonia emissions by up to 70 percent and make optimum use of nutrients. At the Agritechnica, Vogelsang will present the system with a permanently installed front suction arm. Via established feeder logistics systems, users can thereby refill slurry directly in the field. Contractors and larger farms in particular can work even more efficiently as a result. The front suction arm folds in and out by means of a hydraulic cylinder. A knife gate valve and venting ensure a cleanly fed slurry flow without dripping.

Toggle switch control: automated headland management

To control linkages, especially for retrofit projects, Vogelsang is introducing another innovation: a universal toggle switch control with automated headland management. This is compatible with both the BlackBird and the UniSpread series as well as the proven SwingUp dribble bar linkage. Designed for the first time as an in-house development on a printed circuit board, the control system with its sophisticated concept offers a high level of operating convenience. Linkage lighting is also available, which can be either combined with the control system or used independently. This means that farmers and contractors are also optimally equipped for night-time driving in the ever shorter windows of application.  

In addition, Vogelsang is presenting further components for economical manure management, including the XSplit press screw separator as a system solution, for the first time with a CC-series progressive cavity pump as well as a hoist, VX pump, control system, and RotaCut wet cutter. Vogelsang is thus offering another robust combination of equipment. Also on show at the stand will be the ExaCut ECM precision distributor without air aspiration and the 15-meter BlackBird for low-emission slurry spreading. 

Vogelsang at the Agritechnica, November 12–18, 2023, Hannover Messe: hall 23, stand B46