New Fertiliser spreader

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  1. Blue Power

    Blue Power Well-Known Member

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    I will be buying a new fertiliser spreader to replace a pendulum vicon. The vicon gave very little trouble.

    Are the pendulum outdated now? Are the spinners the way to go? Which is best for spreading grass seed?

    Will be going for a plastic hopper with stainless steel parts. The teagle xt48 looks okay. Also, will be fitting a crane so any suggesions on a good value crane. Thanks.
     
  2. AYF

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    I've an xt48 for sale if you want a travel! :lol:
    Nothing wrong with them as such. But I could never seem to get along with setting then. Now I was spreading at quite a speed to cover ground so that won't have helped.
    Between wanting more accuracy and wider width and capacity we ended up biying a KRM. but for small acerages the teagle was fine
    No idea with grass seeds mind you.
     
  3. slurryboy

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    We had one here could never get it set right either Would only spread 10m too couldn't get it to do 12m without striping.
     
  4. Blue Power

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    We might do a deal if you send it across on the ferry ☺.

    Saw an xt48 today. Price new seems okay. His previous teagle was 12yrs old gave little trouble.
     
  5. Blue Power

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    10m seems narrow it would have to spread to at least 12m for me.
     
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  6. nashmach

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    There's nothing wrong with a pendulum spreader, by volume they are still the world's best selling spreader as far as I know!

    You won't beat one for spreading grasseeds.
     
  7. Blue Power

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    Dealer said he sells a lot of vicon wagtàils still
     
  8. Stano91

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    Hey lads, Relatively new to this so excuse if im posting in the wrong location.

    Have An XT 48 at home and have been spreading with different application rates. Cant figure it out. Anyone know about setting the application rate. Have it set at 75mm ope at the minute hoping to spread a bag and a half to the acre. Can anybody give any advice?
     
  9. Arthur

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    @AYF Had one iirc.
     
  10. AYF

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    You mean it keeps altering itself?
    Tbh I could never get the settings. And if I did it never went well the next load!

    Sold it a few weeks ago or would upload a pic of the spreader chart. Not that that was any good
     
  11. Stano91

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    No, i dont even know if my setting is right to start with, bought the spreader but have no handbood so dont even have a spreader chart to go by.. Disaster.
     
  12. recycled

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    Maybe your Gps is out
    Usually the charts are just a guide anyway . It's just a case of knowing the right size of your fields and exact amount of fertiliser in the hopper
     
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    5896403F-D344-4DB2-A001-77FFDC7027FB.jpeg 61B6BAA0-0E12-47A7-9484-83B5E871C07E.jpeg @Stano91 just happened to be in a place that has an xt22 but the chart is the same, both charts are a bit damaged but hopefully be able to work between them to give you a rough idea
     
  15. Lebron

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    Have used both types of spreaders, spinner and wagtail (pendulum). The accuracy, speed and the spread widths of the spinners cannot be matched by the wag tail. How ever it all depends on how much you are doing if it is worth the higher cost. Wagtails are fine in smaller fields and lower acreage. The one area shere they are better than the spinner is that they tend to benmore accurate at sowing grass seeds.
     
  16. PuttyMan

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    Hi Stano, I bought an XT24 last year and got the manual online (attached). It has the up to date tables.

    I find 65, for ordinary compound fertiliser, would be 2+ bags/acre. I'm using 70mm for 3 bags.

    For urea I was using 45 for 1 bag/acre.
     

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  17. Arthur

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    Of course all that depends on bout width and forward speed.
     
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  18. PuttyMan

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    Aye, I aim for 5mph at rougly 5 - 6m each side of the sower.
     

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