Conor Engineering – of Co. Clare – has just completed a 5,500-gallon (25,000L) vacuum (slurry) tanker.
The distinctive machine – wearing a black and red livery – was manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Tubber. It’s shown here coupled to a small, four-cylinder Fiat (Fiatagri) tractor – just to show off the tanker’s sheer size.
The 25,000L TRI-X tanker (pictured above and below) is shod on 800/45 R26.5 tyres. It has passive steering on the front and rear axles, along with a KPS vacuum pump.
According to the company, the steering was tested on Friday and the machine will leave Co. Clare tomorrow morning. The tanker was painted just two weeks ago and the build was completed last week.
The tanker will not stay here in Ireland; it is due to leave tomorrow (June 6) as it’s destined for eastern Europe.
Don’t worry if this unit is out of your price range; Conor Engineering’s “standard” slurry tanker line-up starts at just 1,100 gallons.
Who is Conor Engineering?
Conor Enineering, which is based in west Clare, was founded in 1969. The entity manufactures slurry tankers and agitators, side spreaders, swathers, along with bale wrappers and handlers.
The family business, which has dealers dotted about Ireland, has distributors as far afield as Lithuania and Estonia.
In fact, the Clare-based business has customers all over the globe – from Iceland to Australia.