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John and Lisa Mills

   John and Lisa Mills, dairy farmers from Manawatu standing alongside their new Nevada 12,800L tandem axle slurry tanker.

Nevada Tanker halves the time to empty pond

John and Lisa Mills lease their family farm off John’s semi-retired parents. Because their land is situated on two sides of the road, they’ve always had a tanker. Their old tanker was another brand 7,000 litre tanker. They found it too small and it took too long to empty the pond.

Being a family farm with no staff they needed a tanker that the whole family could use comfortably.

Their main considerations were:

No heavy lifting - John and Lisa have a young family but once the children are at school and Lisa has a bit more time on her hands, they hope to have Lisa drive the tanker and spread the effluent. This is possible because there are no heavy hoses to lift. The Ezi-Fill arm means Lisa can pump the pond and fill the tanker from the comfort of the tractor seat.

Johns parents work on the farm, even though they’re meant to be semi-retired. Using a Nevada 12,800 litre tanker with Ezi-Fill means no heavy lifting is required.

Save time for the more important things - Because of the large 8 inch Ezi-load system it has sped up the entire filling process, as well as the increase in size of tanker, meaning they don’t have to do as many trips. Upgrading from a 7,000L to a 12,800L Nevada Tanker has split the usual irrigating time in half.

“It would’ve halved our time that it usually takes to empty our pond.”

Easy on pasture - The 12,800’s suspended tandem axle with the rear axle steering and the large floatation tyres all help minimise ground compaction. There's actually less pasture damage compare to his previous 7,000 litre tanker.

The Nevada 12,800 litre has fitted in nicely on the Mills’s family farm.

Do you think a Nevada Tanker could improve your farming operation? Phone Nevada to find out 0800 464 393 or check out more about this Effluent Tanker.

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It would’ve halved our time that it usually takes to empty our pond.