Hi-Spec Engineering has introduced their own design of trailing shoe to complement their vacuum tanker range. The Hi-Spec trailing shoe is available in working widths of 6.0, 7.5 and 9.0 metres.

The Hi-Spec trailing shoe features a robust chassis mounted mast. This chassis mounted mast ensures that the tanker and shoe are perfectly balanced and that the shoe is properly supported to the tanker. The axle is also moved rearwards to support the trailing shoe weight.

The Hi-Spec trailing shoe features a number of unique features. The 7.5m and 9.0m trailing shoes feature double folding to reduce the overall height for transportation. This double folding ensures that the trailing shoe will not exceed the height of a standard Hi-Spec 2600 tanker. There is also the ability to use both fill points and splashplate at the rear without any modifications.

The 9.0m trailing shoe also features a unique hydraulic self-levelling system, whereby each arm of the trailing shoe will lift as it passes over a side incline. This ensures that the shoe continues to work perfectly over the incline without excess pressure being applied to the outer boots.

The Hi-Spec trailing shoe features hardened trailing shoes that gently part the grass sideways and allows the slurry to be placed onto the ground via a specialised rubber boot. The grass covering will then prevent valuable nutrients from escaping and the placement of the slurry to the roots ensures a reduced grazing turn-around. The Hi-Spec trailing shoe can also be used as a dribble bar if needed without any contact with the ground.

Hi-Spec are using the Vogelsang Exacut as a distributor to distribute the slurry evenly to the hoses. A unique stonetrap on the rear of the shoe allows the tanker to be filled tanker manually, or use the splashplate by just changing a spool at the rear of the tractor.

The Hi-Spec trailing shoe is galvanised as standard and features an independent LED lighting bar for safe travel on the road between farm and field.