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Hi- tech guidance system hits mark

As featured in the farmer sept 2011

Topcon's latest technology comes to Herefordshire contractors R C Middleton & Son in the form of their world class X 30 Touch Screen control console and the latest Topcon 350 guidance system.

"This gives us so much more than the old Topcon 150 system and allows us to receive information direct from the flow meter information on a LH 5000 control box and manually entering this data on to the Topcon 150 system," says Rupert Middleton who runs the Yarpole, Leominster-based business with his son Wayne.

"It downloads an altogether better layout of data for our customers' use. The field mapping on hte 350 system is better and clearly shows margins left from ditches, watercourses and other landmarks."

"It is very useful when dealing with cross compliance and EA issues."

The new pump rig has now arrived, a little late due to Tramspread Ltd having an unexpected delay in obtaining a Tier 3 pump engine to conform to latest emissions.

"We now use five-inch pipes on both our pumping rigs, which has greatly increased the volume to the trailing shoe applicator, which reduces engine speed and saves fuel," enthused Rupert.

Rupert and Wayne are reminding farmers not to get caught out in the Octoberclosed period deadline.

"Please give us a call and take advantage of what we have to offer to get your slurry store emptied."

The middletons continue to work very closely with M.S and E.M Patrick and have just launched a website, www.digestatesolutions.co.uk

Both companies continue to trade independently but between them they can deal with all aspects of handling digestate from an anaerobic digester plant to farm land.

 

As featured in The Farmer - September 2011

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