Atkinson / Land Drive spreaders

fang

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Horticulture
Who made the gearboxes for the Atkinson spreaders, the worm reduction box that drives the belt and the ones for the spinners?
 

traineefarmer

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Mid Norfolk
Who made the gearboxes for the Atkinson spreaders, the worm reduction box that drives the belt and the ones for the spinners?

The spinner boxes were made by Neeter Drive who still sort of exist. https://www.powerjacks.com/products/bevel-gearboxes

No idea on the worm drive, the name plate is long gone. If the mechanical belt drive ever fails on ours, it will be a good excuse to convert it to hydraulic for more control.
 

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
Who made the gearboxes for the Atkinson spreaders, the worm reduction box that drives the belt and the ones for the spinners?
The spinner boxes were made by Neeter Drive who still sort of exist. https://www.powerjacks.com/products/bevel-gearboxes

No idea on the worm drive, the name plate is long gone. If the mechanical belt drive ever fails on ours, it will be a good excuse to convert it to hydraulic for more control.
The chap I used to spread for called it a Radicon box not sure if that is the correct spelling though.
seem to remember Rad on it :unsure:
 
I have a 1960s Atkinson fertiliser spreader and a 1991 Land Drive lime spreader.

The Land Drive has a Bonfiglioli gearbox and twin Bedford transfer cases with (I think) an Albion axle.

I don’t know what the old Atkinson has, will have a look when I get a minute.
 

fang

Member
Horticulture
I have a 1960s Atkinson fertiliser spreader and a 1991 Land Drive lime spreader.

The Land Drive has a Bonfiglioli gearbox and twin Bedford transfer cases with (I think) an Albion axle.

I don’t know what the old Atkinson has, will have a look when I get a minute.
Would be interested to see some photos of the old Atkinson, particularly of the spinner drives
 

Mounty

Member
Location
Suffolk
Not an Atkinson but been sent these pics today. Says its too good to scrap but no use for it. Wondered if anyone on here or anyone you know who was looking for one might be interested. It's an old Bredal Land Drive of about 4 or 5t capacity. Pretty solid, everything does work apparently. Transfer box all good. Floor belt is useable but one edge of it is pretty ruffled up.
That's all I know but if you want to know more DM me for a number. Located in Kent.
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Mounty

Member
Location
Suffolk
I think Boxall's still spread in that area Pete. They did have a Big A in those colours. It was used in some publication for years but can't remember what? Pretty certain Bourne's just use contractors these days and aren't quite as big in the lime job as they used to be. Got some nice new tippers though and do a lot of aggregates too.
 

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