Abbey Machinery has just taken the wraps off a new smart tanker. The 3,500-gallon recess tandem-axle smart tanker comes with a near-infra-red (NIR) sensor, Isobus-compatible Application Rate Technology, which includes a flow meter, a sense gate valve, an automatically operated electric actuator and a GPS speed sensor.

The new onboard NIR technology actively measures the nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and dry matter in the slurry. This allows the operator to apply the exact rate of nutrients where and when they are needed, increasing sustainability and in some cases aiding to a reduction in artificial fertiliser inputs.