Spreaders: Bigger, Faster, Better
There will be plenty of new spreaders and product upgrades for retailers to see at this summer's equipment shows.
May 4, 2011
Made of 409 stainless steel, the Willmar Super 800 features a mechanically simple chain and gear conveyor system that is directly driven by the spreader's ground speed through chains and pulleys. A 540 rpm PTO drive is standard, a dual drive 540/1,000 rpm PTO is optional. Two 40-feet or 50-feet spinners create a total spread pattern of 80 feet or 100 feet respectively, and, using a 100% overlap, produce a pyramid-type pattern. A single spinner has a 65-foot total spread pattern with a single pass, flat-type pattern. The two-speed conveyor allows the operator to control application rates of 39 pounds to 1,033 pounds of material per acre. The rig's capacity is 244 cubic feet struck, 264 heaped.