Carrying 9,000 US gallons of liquid fertilizer, CW Mowat Manufacturing, based near New Norway, Alberta, has built what might be the largest single-frame liquid caddy in the world.
The FLC 9000 ST was on display at Canada’s Farm Progress Show in Regina earlier this month, on its way to a customer in southern Saskatchewan.
When Wade Mowat is not busy farming, he custom builds heavy-duty liquid fertilizer caddies.
As he explains in the video above, the 9,000 gallon unit features four tanks mounted on a 10×6, half inch thick steel frame and two separate pumping systems, all sitting atop four Elmer’s TransferTracks to distribute the weight of the unit.
“Having the four tracks carrying this weight brings the ground pressure down to seven pounds (per square inch),” he explains.
Fertilizer is delivered to the drill by two Ace pumps, which require four to five gallons hydraulic oil flow per minute. The front tank, designed to hold starter fertilizer, has its own pump, while the back three, intended for 28-0-0, have their own stream.
For filling and blending, the caddy features an 11 horsepower Honda pump with three-inch Banjo manifold fittings. Floats in each tank to automatically shut the pump off are an optional feature.