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GEA`s 10,000th liquid manure spreader unit: EL48 8800 model with a capacity of 10,500 US gal. From left to right, Randy Gorter – Head of North America Manure Management Sales at GEA, Chris and Paul Winter - owners of PK Winter Farms Inc , Scott Shane - GEA Manure Management Sales Specialist and Jason Baumgarn – AWS Salesman. (Source: GEA)
GEA recently achieved a significant milestone in its company history by manufacturing its 10,000th liquid manure spreader tank. With a stainless steel reservoir capacity of 10,500 US gallons, the EL48-8D 8800 is the biggest single reservoir model available on the market. The unit was sold by GEA dealer, Automated Waste Systems (AWS), LLC and delivered to PK Winter Farms Inc. in Sheldon, Iowa.
The day shift fabricating team at GEA’s manufacturing site in Drummondville, Canada (Source: GEA)
“I have been farming for 35 years and we have been working with AWS for the past 7-8 years as we have been hauling our own liquid manure,” said Paul Winter from PK Winter Farms. “We are very excited about our new 10,500 gallon EL48-8D 8800 manure spreader from GEA. We really like the job it does.”
GEA’s liquid manure spreader product line includes eight models with capacities to suit all sizes of livestock farms and manure hauling businesses. The EL48-8D 8800 is GEA’s largest model. The reservoir consists of 3/16-inch thick (5 mm) high-quality stainless steel, with internal baffles that limit the movement of liquid inside the reservoir during operation.
“I am very proud to be part of an organization that has made such an impact on the liquid manure spreader industry as we have with our line of spreaders.” said Randy Gorter, Head of Manure Management Sales, North America, at GEA. “We started building liquid manure spreaders in 1990. We introduced our steerable line of spreaders in 1992, and here we are now, 28 years later, delivering number 10,000.”
The 8800 spreader can be outfitted with GEA’s latest innovation in the liquid manure spreader product line, the Hydraulic HE impeller drive. This optional feature allows for simple set-up of equipment and eliminates the risks created by the PTO rotation, since the spreader pump is activated by a hydraulic pump versus a PTO driveline. Built-in features includes field proven Power Steering System, Hydraulic Suspension, and an advanced Weight Transfer System enabling the operator to shift the load toward the tractor by lifting the front axle of the spreader for increased traction, easier pull, and better fuel economy.
“We have been and continue to be a market leader with this product because of our dedication to quality and reliability,” adds Gorter. “The liquid manure spreader is just one example of the many standout products we have delivered to customers around the world, to help them be more efficient when it comes to their manure management equipment.”
Founded in 1957 in Wickham, Quebec, Canada, J. Houle & Fils Inc. was acquired in April 2007 by WestfaliaSurge GmbH, an international leading manufacturer of milking equipment and a member of the GEA Group. Since 2015, the manure management product line is part of GEA’s Milking & Dairy Farming product group and it is currently distributed in 22 countries through a large network of distributors who provide quality service and support for all GEA products.
The Dairy Technology Award, presented by the trade magazines molkerei-industrie and International Dairy Magazine (both part of B&L MedienGesellschaft) and the Association of Ahlem Engineers, once again goes to GEA in 2018. This award honors the newly developed system for the preparation and addition of tempered process water for the food industry, which has already been successfully commissioned at a cheese dairy.
The addition of tempered water plays a crucial role in many processes in the food industry, for example in the production of a wide variety of cheeses. Used as wash water, it has a significant influence on the quality of the cheese, as rinse water it is used in automated systems to significantly reduce phage risk. The new system, developed by Joachim Löw, Milk and Cheese Processing Technologist at GEA, convinced the jury with maximum product safety, a high degree of standardization with maximum flexibility and low operating costs. The system naturally incorporates complete production data logging, the monitoring of all relevant parameters as well as the connection to a dynamic recipe.
The Dairy Technology Award
The award, which was presented for the first time in 2009, honors the successful implementation of technical innovations in the dairy and food industry. Eligible for the award are processes, plant parts, complete production units or relevant solutions that have clear advantages for the industry as a whole or that represent technological progress. The assessment of the applications and the selection of the winners are carried out by a jury of renowned experts.
GEA is once again among the award winners in 2018. GEA's 'Provident Flow Analysis' system, which can be used to react to disruptions and delays in complex, interconnected process chains at an early stage, as well as the hygienic GEA decanters of the ecoforce series were awarded in 2015. In 2012, GEA was awarded the trophy for the development of a dynamic recipe control, which provides recipe parameters beyond delivery limits to a wide variety of participants in the process chain - at the right time and in the correct sequence, as well as for the GEA prolong, a separation process for double sterilization which extends the shelf life of drinking milk.
“GEA develops customized solutions for our customers in order to meet the increasing demands in terms of quality, safety, standardization, flexibility and cost reduction. We are very pleased to once again receive the Dairy Technology Award, because it reiterates the innovative strength of our development work” says Niels Erik Olsen, executive board member of the GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft and responsible for Business Area Solutions.
The award ceremony will take place on March 21, 2018 as part of Anuga FoodTec in Cologne