3500 Slurry Tank: Prendwick Farm, Whittingham, Northumberland

Prendwick Farm covers 2,300 acres of often steep ground at Whittingham in Northumberland. As well as having 200 suckler cows with followers, it is home to a flock of about 2,000 sheep.

Brian Wood runs the place with the help of his son Jamie as well as two shepherds and a cattle man.

They briefly tried using a static system for slurry distribution, but this kept getting blocked up, so they decided to go back to using a tanker.

And, when they shopped around, the Abbey 3500 fit the bill – the most important consideration being its size.

Prendwick_Farms_AbbeyTanker 2Jamie’s the one who normally uses the tanker, and he finds it generally easy to use. Air brakes provide peace of mind when taking it out on public roads.