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BAUER self-pro­pelled technology

Flex­i­ble, soil-friend­ly and powerful

Spread­ing slurry in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions is always a chal­lenge for farmers and con­trac­tors. This is espe­cial­ly the case when fer­til­iz­ing with large vehi­cles. The Aus­tri­an Bauer Group offers a perfect solu­tion for such sce­nar­ios: the 16,000 liter self-pro­pelled PT 16000 can handle even dif­fi­cult soils without destroy­ing them thanks to optimal weight dis­tri­b­u­tion and tires. In addi­tion, the volume and working width of the self-pro­pelled machine can be flex­i­bly extend­ed using spread­ing devices or an addi­tion­al tanker. The tank is filled in 90 seconds using a special pump.

With a capac­i­ty of 16,000 liters and a length of 11.5 meters includ­ing disc harrow, the PT 16000 is one of the most compact machines in its class. Thanks to an optimal weight dis­tri­b­u­tion in the ratio 50:50 and tires of 900/60 R42, the self-pro­pelled vehicle also does its work in a par­tic­u­lar­ly soil-friend­ly manner.

Bauer Selbstfahrtechnik PT 16000

The lon­gi­tu­di­nal and trans­verse anti-surge baffles inside the poly­ester tank further improve the prop­er­ties that protect the soil: the special archi­tec­ture ensures the sta­bil­i­ty of the vehicle even when the tank is emptied. The Lower Bavar­i­an company ECKART Maschi­nen­bau is respon­si­ble for the hand pro­duced 160 hec­to­liter tank. ECKART, a sub­sidiary of the Bauer Group, can rely on its many years of expe­ri­ence in the field of GRP (glass fiber rein­forced plastic) technology.

Flex­i­ble and multifunctional

The PT 16000 shows its strengths as a self-pro­pelled machine with a spread­ing device that is up to 21 meters wide. In addi­tion, an addi­tion­al slurry tanker can be attached to the Bauer Group vehicle using the K80 ball head cou­pling. This allows the PT 16000 to be flex­i­bly extend­ed in terms of volume and working width.

With its large tyres, the slurry self-pro­pelled machine not only impress­es in the field, but also, for example, does an excel­lent job on the silage clamp — here it reli­ably com­pacts silage. The spread­ing device can be removed in less than two hours and the vehicle is ready for such operations.

Logis­tics – the key to success

In addi­tion to the cabin, which gives the driver a great overview of what is hap­pen­ing, the front unit has a pow­er­ful, 8 meter long suction arm. This can be rotated 160 degrees and also has mul­ti­ple joints, which ensures utmost ver­sa­til­i­ty even when filling the tanker under dif­fi­cult con­di­tions. Long travel times to the filling loca­tion or folding and unfold­ing the spread­ing device are thus avoided. This min­i­mizes down time and max­i­mizes efficiency.

Filled in 90 seconds

The stan­dard version of the tanker is equipped with a 9,000 l/min rotary piston pump from Vogel­sang. With the option­al 12,000 l/min pump, the tanker can be filled within 1.5 minutes.