Hi-Spec Engineering is set to return to LAMMA in January, showcasing a variety of products, including a new addition to their vacuum tanker range.

The recently unveiled Hi-Spec TS-R tanker is offered in capacities ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 gallons. The tanker body is fully supported and rests on a commercial tandem-axle, equipped with 710/50-R26.5 tyres featuring semi-recessed mudguards.

The combination of narrower width, lower rolling resistance tyres to minimize soil compaction, and the semi-recessed mudguard design confers the advantage of reduced overall width and height. This makes the TS-R a more agile tanker, perfect for operations in constrained spaces.

As a standard feature, the Hi-Spec TS-R is equipped with a sprung drawbar with a swivel hitch. The barrel is constructed from 6mm British steel and includes internal baffles and anti-implosion rings. A powerful Jurop pump is also standard, and the TS-R can be customized with a wide array of filling options.

Spreading options for the TS-R encompass the Hi-Spec Trailing Shoe applicator, available in working widths of 7.5, 9.0, and 10.5 metres. Alternatively, there is the 7.5-metre wide Hi-Spec Dribble Bar, which folds down to just 2.55 metres for transport.

Additionally, the Hi-Spec stand will feature a Hi-Spec SA-R (single axle recessed) tanker. Capacities for the 6-model SA-R range from 1,350 gallons up to 3,000 gallons. All SA-R models are equipped with commercial brakes, and the show model features 750/60 R30.5 Alliance 181D tyres. The tanker body is constructed from 6mm thick British steel, fitted with a Jurop vacuum pump, and incorporates internal implosion rings. The show model will also include a Vogelsang Blackbird trailing shoe applicator.

Also showcased on the Hi-Spec stand will be the Hi-Spec XCEL 1250 rear discharge spreader. Distinguishing itself from other rear discharge spreaders, the XCEL 1250 employs a combination of a shredding rotor fitted with 22 heavy-duty chains with 12mm Hardox flail heads. These are mounted beneath a 4mm Hardox hood that shreds all material to an even consistency, subsequently spread by two spreading rotors. An adjustment plate on the shredding rotor hood ensures the even placement of manure onto the spreading discs for a uniform spread.

The Xcel 1250 has the capability to achieve an even spread pattern of up to 24 metres. With a capacity of 12 tonnes, a typical discharge time of 3-5 minutes, and the ability to spread various materials such as farmyard manure, sludge cake, muck lime, wood mulch, and chicken compost.