Maximum accuracy in distribution thanks to precision distributors and an optimized hose layout
Compact dimensions when transporting behind the self-propelled vehicle
Linkage specially designed for the requirements of the self-propelled vehicle
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Compax—the dribble bar linkage for self-propelled vehicles
The Vogelsang Compax dribble bar linkage combines innovative spreading of liquid manure with modern self-propelled vehicles. Combined with a self-propelled tractor vehicle, this linkage is an excellent way to spread liquid manure that is easy on the soil. Vogelsang's design is also aimed at maximum accuracy in distribution, because that is the only way to make optimum use of the nutrients in the fertilizer. This is achieved with precision distributors with a variation coefficient of no more than 5%, an optimized hose layout, and rigid end hoses. Thus, preventing the characteristic "V shape" that can form at the start, and ensuring a set distance between the discharge lines, with precise deposition into the crops. The Compax linkage also boasts high flexibility and stability at the same time. It’s especially designed for the requirements of self-propelled vehicles that are in use around-the-clock during the fertilizing season. The system for the fluid, the hoses, and the ExaCut precision distributor used here are specially designed for high spreading capacity and maximum speed. The transport position is likewise unique. The Compax folds up completely behind the vehicle so the driver's view is not obstructed, and it does not exceed the width of the vehicle either.
The Compax dribble bar linkage—efficient spreading of liquid manure and maximum efficiency with a large working width and compact transport dimensions.
The Vogelsang Compax dribble bar system with a working width of up to 18 meters is especially designed for the requirements of self-propelled vehicles. High spreading capacity, high speeds, and operation around-the-clock during the fertilizing season are no problem for this Vogelsang linkage. No matter whether the working width is 12 meters or 18 meters, the linkage can always be folded up into a compact unit behind the vehicle. This keeps the driver's view clear at all times, and the dribble bar systemdoes not exceed the width of the self-propelled vehicle either. The Compax is the stable and flexible option for spreading liquid manure with a self-propelled vehicle.
The unit is designed to be mounted on a 3-point hydraulic system.
Maximum hose diameter for maximum spreading performance from precision distributor to hose end, with a uniform DN 50 hose nominal diameter.
The Comfort Flow Control seals the discharge hoses, reliably preventing them from dripping.
Liquid manure, a valuable commodity, must be spread evenly and reliably in the distribution hoses. Vogelsang precision distributors permit precise distribution of the nutrients with a distribution coefficient of less than 5 percent. This makes spreading a safe and reliable process without fluctuations – which also guarantees even plant growth.
The discharge hoses on the Vogelsang dribble bar systems all have similar lengths, thanks to the optimized hose layout. The liquid manure reaches the soil almost simultaneously from each one, and spreading across the entire working width and length is also guaranteed. This not only ensures optimum lateral distribution accuracy in the linkage, but also prevents the V shape that can otherwise form.
The dribble bar linkage adapts to the contour of the soil. This reduces the load on the vehicle coupling and the entire frame structure. It also means that the hose ends are kept close to the soil at all times, and ensures that the liquid manure is deposited precisely across the entire working width.
The hose is a key factor in spreading technology. As such, the hose material and composition of the plastic have been developed specially for Vogelsang over several decades. The combination of raw materials that we use for our special hose is characterized by high robustness, elasticity, and UV resistance. This makes the hoses resistant to the effects of chemicals and environmental influences. The unique manufacturing technique we use for our rigid end hoses brings additional benefits. The hose sections used as end hoses are always straight and absolutely dimensionally stable. Your advantage: there is no need for guide elements, which are heavy and prone to wear, and the hoses always remain open and do not stick. Furthermore, this rigid end hose configuration ensures defined strip spacing.
In order to ensure that the linkage follows the soil contour as closely as possible, the control can be used to adjust its angle.
Comfort Flow Control (CFC) is the universal solution when it comes to shutting off hoses in any system: part-width section cut-offs, tramline switching or DropStop systems. The CFC is installed in the hose outlets of the spreader device, downstream of the distributor. Each hose or group of hoses can be shut off from the cab. The CFC is versatile and can be used in any unit – dribble bar linkages, trailing shoe linkages or tillage units.
“Besides the flexibility of the adjustable working widths, we especially like the excellent value for money we get from Vogelsang's dribble bar systems. The cost of upkeep and the wear on parts are both relatively low, whereas their application output is very high due to their huge ground coverage. We also find there is less nitrogen loss than with broadcast, which means lower application costs. That is good for our customers too.”