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Vogelsang receives DLG award for innovative liquid manure spreading technology

Hanover / Essen/Oldb., 14 November 2019 – The liquid manure spreading and distribution technology from Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG has been awarded by the DLG (German Agricultural Society). The new BlackBird trailing shoe linkage with a working width of 15 meters, equipped with two ExaCut ECQ precision distributors, was tested. The DLG test showed that the liquid manure is distributed with a coefficient of variation of less than two percent. This was awarded top marks by the examiners. In addition, the precision distributors were classified as particularly user-friendly. According to DLG examiners, maintenance work is comparatively simple and can be carried out within a very short time.

"We are delighted to receive this award from the DLG. The test mark underpins our position as an innovation leader in the agricultural sector and confirms our claim of developing customer-friendly and economical products", says Harald Vogelsang, Managing Director of Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG.

Test criteria fully met

In the "Functionality and working quality" module, the trailing shoe linkage with the precision distributors achieved excellent distribution qualities in tests with liquid cattle and pig manure. In all trials to determine the average distribution, the DLG awarded the best possible rating of "very good (++)". In three out of four trials, the mean deviations found were well below two percent (1.8/1.1/ 1.8). The outlets of the distributor are fed with liquid manure very quickly at the start of spreading with a maximum of two seconds preventing a V-shaped imprint.

Also in the "Handling, operation and maintenance" module the trailing shoe linkage with the ExaCut ECQ precision distributors was convincing: The DLG examiners rated the distribution system as user-friendly and emphasised the very good accessibility to the two distributor heads and the lubrication points. To replace the cutting tools of the precision distributors, the DLG testers needed on average less than 20 minutes. No special tools were required. The DLG rates this result as comparatively fast and easy maintenance.

The award-winning Vogelsang systems for precise liquid manure spreading and distribution can still be seen at Agritechnica in Hanover until 16 November 2019: Hall 23, stand B35.