There is a range of effluent pond stirrers (sometimes called pond agitators) to suit applications and preferences. Choosing the most appropriate option can depend on:
Whether you pump from a pond or a tank it is essential that you stir Farm Dairy Effluent (FDE) before and during pumping to ensure that the solids, which contain high levels of nutrient value in the form of nitrogen and potassium, are pumped out rather than remaining on the bottom of the pond/tank in the form of sludge.
Stirring puts the effluent into suspense and allows for an even spread of nutrients onto the pasture when pumping. Unmixed effluent can cause some paddocks to be overloaded with black rich effluent, with others only receiving an application of dirty water.
Stirring helps to maintain the most holding capacity available by not allowing sludge build up at the bottom of the pond or tank. These are some of the stirrers Midwest Machinery can provide:
|PTO pond stirrer – tractor mounted|
|Electric horizontal stirrer – shore mounted|
|Floating vertical stirrer|
|Concrete tank stirrer|