Northern Ireland slurry machinery specialists, SlurryKat, has launched two new pieces of equipment for the forthcoming season – and will be on display at the show.

Ready for use is a completely new trailing shoe injector and a new Bak Pak hose reeling system.

The injector has been developed on the back of the company’s highly successful trailing shoe which was introduced in 2008, but is new from the ground up in every way.

The main innovation is that it is the only unit on the market that can ‘piggy back’ carry a hose reeler containing up to 1000m of six-inch hose. Until now it was only possible to carry a hose reeler like this on a dribble bar system, according to SlurryKat's Garth Cairns.

This is made possible by a new 1000m Bak Pak hose reeler. The current Bak Pak has been the flagship umbilical hose reeling system of SlurryKat since its introduction in 2008 and has sold over 4500 units globally to date.

The trailing shoe has a fully galvanised construction, new shoe and slurry delivery design that offers a new level of precision and cleanliness for the grass and has flip up shoes, meaning that the arms of the tractor or tanker do not need to be raised at headland turns or when crossing the umbilical pipeline.

The shoes fold up automatically prior to reconnection with the Bak Pak, or when leaving the field after the tanker is emptied by hydraulic control from the tractor seat.

SlurryKat’s CEO Garth Cairns said: “We have been working on these new products for some time now to bring something fresh and exciting to the slurry equipment market.

“We are pleased with the performance and feedback on the new trailing shoe and Bak Pak. We hope they can be even more successful than the previous generation of both the trailing shoe and Bak Pak that have been phenomenal for us over the last 10 years."

The injector unit can easily be mounted to any tanker and then taken off and used with the Bak Pak hose reeler on the SlurryKat umbilical system.

Working widths presently start at 7.5m and 10m with plans to grow the range in 2018 by including a 12m option.