Morris says growers will 'tank' them for new air carts

New tank options on Morris Series 9 air seeding carts

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TANKS A LOT: Duncan Murdoch, McIntosh Distribution, pictured in the company's assembly area, said the latest Morris 9 Series air carts have a range of system refinements to improve functionality and performance.

TANKS A LOT: Duncan Murdoch, McIntosh Distribution, pictured in the company's assembly area, said the latest Morris 9 Series air carts have a range of system refinements to improve functionality and performance.

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Morris has rolled out new models in its 9 Series range of air seeding carts.

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Morris has added some additions and enhancements to its air seeding carts.

Complementing existing 9 Series models set on regular, large and extra large chassis frames in tow-behind or tow-between configuration are three new models on double extra large frames.

The Morris 9682 tow-behind or between cart offers 23,462 litres in two tanks as well as the option of a 5000L (tow-between) or 7000L (tow-behind) liquid tank.

The Morris 9843 comprises 29,171L in three tanks also configured in tow-behind or between format, while the tow-behind Morris 91000 offers 35,380L in four tanks.

With these larger carts, a complete liquid console system is also available to manage applications from trailing liquid tanks, Duncan Murdoch, who is with national Morris distributor, McIntosh Distribution.

Mr Murdoch said grower interest in larger, tow-behind and tow-between air carts was increasing in select cropping areas.

"The most common request is a large tank for compound fertiliser and another for seed, plus a liquid tank, and some growers want three tanks plus a liquid tank,'' he said.

"Whereas other manufacturers can achieve similar capacities using multiple tanks, Morris achieves it with two or three tanks.''

He said the 9 Series air carts included the optional, fully integrated Gen 5 liquid systems console for accurate and even liquid distribution.

On larger models, this is also ready to plug and play into trailing tanks using the liquid ready option.

"Growers running larger air carts are wanting 10,000-12,000L liquid tanks,'' he said.

"It can be difficult and expensive for growers to set up liquid delivery systems with tanks but with the Gen 5 system it is all done.

"It includes all the hydraulics, valving, electronics, filtering and pressure gauging. You just have to run the suction line to the tank.

"We've partnered with Liquid Systems for over 15 years. It's great to work side-by-side with another Australian company, as it allows both entities to benefit from each other's product development."

He said the latest Gen 5 liquid delivery system featured a number of enhancements.

"With the Gen 5 module you can run single and dual liquid applications.

"The new system has combined the on-off and control valves into one single valve, so you can turn product on-off almost instantly.

"This has developed with the introduction of section control which requires really quick on-off product control.''

The latest GEN 5 system was also compatible with Dosatron dosing systems, he said.

"This is really significant where products like Impact fungicide or zinc are included with liquid fertiliser.

"Compared with the previous Gen 4 system, it doesn't need a return line and so prevents the dilution between primary and secondary mixtures. It is very quick to regulate and now effectively stops the product returning to the tank."

Integrated Morris blockage monitoring with the latest carts was now "section aware'', eliminating nuisance alarms when used with the manufacturer's Input Control Technology (ICT).

"The system is aware when sections are turned-off for overlap and so doesn't give false alarms and it can be used with single and dual shoot air kits,'' Mr Murdoch said.

Another feature with the latest Morris 9 Series air carts was instead of using flat fan divider heads, growers have the option of Australian-designed and made stainless steel, upright air kits, ensuring long life and consistent product delivery, he said.

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