Vicon settings

rodders

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Bought this vicon sower, I think it’s a 402, il be spreading fertliser this weekend with it, but I’m not sure of the settings, I want to put out 3 bags to the acre. Do these numbers correspond to bags per acre? Thanks. 02E62B6F-7A63-4AAC-8957-AC7F1BEB8238.jpeg
 

muckymanor

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Looks like the same as my new (to me) Cosmo. Haven't spread much yet but I have found that at 18, its spreading a bag per acre
 

mixed fleet

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Bought this vicon sower, I think it’s a 402, il be spreading fertliser this weekend with it, but I’m not sure of the settings, I want to put out 3 bags to the acre. Do these numbers correspond to bags per acre? Thanks. View attachment 89977
Definitely not, for 3 bags/acre I think you would set it at 34 to 36 but different brands of fertilizer need different settings.
 

eddie86

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Am I right in saying all the vicon wagtails have the same "gearbox"/business end and only frames and hoppers differ? Is the ps superflow the same settings as OP posted?
The vicon app has settings for the superflow.
 

jf 850

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Definitely not, for 3 bags/acre I think you would set it at 34 to 36 but different brands of fertilizer need different settings.

My 802 was setting 39 for 3 bags to the acre.

Forward speed and bout width ?

I go by the settings that @MF30 put up when someone asked this question a few years ago .
When I bought the spreader 2 years ago , Noel Delaney gave my a Vicon slide rule thingy , which has various speed/bout width/rate combinations , as well as 2 manuals , neither of which is for the exact spreader...


I go with roughly 24 for a bag of nitrogen 32 for 2 bags of 18/6/12 , 38 for 3 bags of 24/2.5/10 . I don't know do these different types of fertiliser spread differently to each other .
 

Arthur

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I go by the settings that @MF30 put up when someone asked this question a few years ago .
When I bought the spreader 2 years ago , Noel Delaney gave my a Vicon slide rule thingy , which has various speed/bout width/rate combinations , as well as 2 manuals , neither of which is for the exact spreader...


I go with roughly 24 for a bag of nitrogen 32 for 2 bags of 18/6/12 , 38 for 3 bags of 24/2.5/10 . I don't know do these different types of fertiliser spread differently to each other .
Still need to say forward speed and bout width although some will say throw it to the previous track, a water tank is great because it will show where the outside grains get to, back window open of course even on a day like today.. :laugh:
 

jf 850

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Still need to say forward speed and bout width although some will say throw it to the previous track, a water tank is great because it will show where the outside grains get to, back window open of course even on a day like today.. :laugh:

I have worked to the "Last Visible grain to previous wheeltrack" for 40 years .
I couldn't honestly tell you accurate speed . High 2nd on Zetor 12241 mid split of 3 .
 

wdah

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I have worked to the "Last Visible grain to previous wheeltrack" for 40 years .
I couldn't honestly tell you accurate speed . High 2nd on Zetor 12241 mid split of 3 .

so speed it set by, seems about right then like we do here. mind you on a 35 there isnt much choice
 

diesel power

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On the mf 168 the settings were 18 for 1 bag. 24 for 2 bags and 34 for 3 bags. The 362 is faster in 2nd gear then the 168 and the settings were 24 for 1 bag. 30 for 2 bags and 38-40 for 3 bags. That would be for CAN, 18:6:12 and 10:10:20. They always seemed to flow at much the same rate with the vicon here.
I can't remember what I had for dinner yesterday but I can remember those settings just fine despite it been a while since I last used the wagger.
 
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