Fertilizer spreaders

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  1. FIAT 450

    FIAT 450 Well-Known Member

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    Said would ask what spreader seems to be a good buy at the moment. Currently have a bogballe M2W weight cell also doing section control and auto on off and on the lift arms, so be looking for the same again. Def needs to be 2ton capacity. Bogballe, Amazon or Rauch? She will cover 800-1000 ac a year close to 100 ton going through it. Bogballe and Rauch dealers be 1.5hr away and Amazon 40mins. Our machine is 9 years old and think it could be time to freshen up before trouble starts.
     
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    Would a rauch be the same as a Khun?? See a lot of them this side of the water, weigh cells and all the bells and whistles have to be the way ahead, it must be one of the most "undervalued" inputs some farmers put on, ye gads we know how expensive it is, how many actually tray test a "spinner" to see the correct rate is going on???
     
  3. FIAT 450

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    Ya it would be the same alright. When we got our 1st gps we wondered how we managed before. Then we bought a weight cell and said what a gift it was. Then we got the last piece of the jigsaw, the technology to run section control and auto on off. There not a hope id go back to not using it.
     
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    If you don't want to stick with Bogballe. Then the Rauch/kuhn machines doo look good in fairness. I was looking at a mates new one and it looks well built. It wasn't a fancy one, but the frame was heavy looking.
     
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    I would consider Amazone, Rauch/Kuhn better spreaders for section control, if using autosteer or tramlines, but Bogballe is a much more forgiving of mistakes and different grades of fert and more accurate.
     
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    I had a Amazon before my bogballe,it was pure shite:tdown: hard for me to look beyond a bogballe again,spread pattern is excellent it just works.
     
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    Not that I don't want to stick with bogballe just wondering if any other brands have something better
     
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    Amazone ZAV 2600 here this year. Very happy with it. Weighcells keep rate spot on, and really easy to check spread pattern using the mats they have instead of tray testing. It’s so easy to set up.

    Crops have never been so even here, we even had a few 21m tramlines within one field (should have been 24m) and I just spread the whole field with machine set for 24m and let the gps adjust and it worked out perfect.
     
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    The bogballe is great for always having a even crop due to the disks turning in instead of out. I wore a hole in a set of veins top dressing for 1st cut silage two years and I thought I was going to have a awful strippy field and it was still perfect. One major draw back I found with her is the fert is inclined to sit on flat surfaces inside the spreader and outside too. The amount of fert you end up washing off the machine is alot.
     
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    Is the contractor route an option, as for the amount of fert the depreciation is going to be big per ton.
     
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    We wouldn't have many guys here solely in the job of contract spreading and any that do want to cover the place in one go and we spread twice a week in peak behind cows. I couldn't see him been two pushed to spread a ton of fert in the middle of silage time
     
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    That’s one big downfall of the bogballe. I feel it was badly designed. Far to much washing on it I find.
     
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    Don't think the new ones are any different
     
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    The bogballe we have which is a 1999 model throws a bit of fert on the tractor, the previous wagtail never threw a thing
     
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    On ours there is a stainless steel cover behind the disks between the disk and tractor which stops any of that, but there tends to be alot of fert on the spreader it's self doh
     

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