Basic fert spreader

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Member
Location
SW Scotland
Needing a new 2 bag fert spreader for grass with a spreading width of about 12m. The dealers I want to work with have came back with

Krm L15 plus
Sulky DX20+
KV Exacta CL 1550 (vicon version also priced)
Khun mds 18.2

All with in touching distance on price but any of the machines stand out or worth avoiding?
 

aidan

Member
Location
Ireland
Had a Kuhn mds 701 for years and never managed to stripe fields despite my best efforts! Can turn one side off for the headland run which makes life simple. Assuming the 18.2 is similar I’d recommend it.

Was that a single hopper base feeding both discs or the double hopper arrangement, one base feeding each disc.

Used it manage to scatter much stray fert on the tractor. Our 1999 bogballe is up for a change soon and Im doing a bit of research.

How about rust after 20 years.


Anyone know why pretty much all manufacturers have moved to the double hopper arrangement, one base feeding each disc.

The single hopper base feeding both discs is so much easier for 1 bag at the time quantities.
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Was that a single hopper base feeding both discs or the double hopper arrangement, one base feeding each disc.

Used it manage to scatter much stray fert on the tractor. Our 1999 bogballe is up for a change soon and Im doing a bit of research.

How about rust after 20 years.


Anyone know why pretty much all manufacturers have moved to the double hopper arrangement, one base feeding each disc.

The single hopper base feeding both discs is so much easier for 1 bag at the time quantities.
Single hopper feeding both discs and it does scatter fert on the tractor but only because the guard is as rot as a turd and will be replaced with some plastic when I get the chance. Hopper has survived well and only has one spot of rust that has needed a small patch but is getting to the stage where I have to be careful about oiling it to prevent complete rot. One issue is that the gearbox isn't designed to be worked on easily but we just chopped the agitator shaft, dropped the box to replace bearings and welded the shaft back together with a sleeve.
 

aidan

Member
Location
Ireland
Single hopper feeding both discs and it does scatter fert on the tractor but only because the guard is as rot as a turd and will be replaced with some plastic when I get the chance. Hopper has survived well and only has one spot of rust that has needed a small patch but is getting to the stage where I have to be careful about oiling it to prevent complete rot. One issue is that the gearbox isn't designed to be worked on easily but we just chopped the agitator shaft, dropped the box to replace bearings and welded the shaft back together with a sleeve.

thank you, yours is 20years old as well I gather, how much fertilizer on the tractor when the guard was in place
 

milkloss

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
thank you, yours is 20years old as well I gather, how much fertilizer on the tractor when the guard was in place

very little at all, only the odd 'bouncer'. Any dusty fert would sort of billow up behind the hopper and not so much on the tractor but nowadays I diesel/oil both the spreader and the back of the tractor before use which makes it loads easier to wash off.
 

Muck Spreader

Member
Location
Limousin
Was that a single hopper base feeding both discs or the double hopper arrangement, one base feeding each disc.

Used it manage to scatter much stray fert on the tractor. Our 1999 bogballe is up for a change soon and Im doing a bit of research.

How about rust after 20 years.


Anyone know why pretty much all manufacturers have moved to the double hopper arrangement, one base feeding each disc.

The single hopper base feeding both discs is so much easier for 1 bag at the time quantities.
The double hopper is PIA in my opinion. Use to have a Kuhn MDS with the single hopper, then purchased a Sulky DX18 as a replacement, not a good move.
 
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David.

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
You won't go far wrong with the Sulky.
But you do need to wash it religiously every time it's used.
You will get a VERY tidy secondhand DPX under £1.5k in a sale.
 

aidan

Member
Location
Ireland
Can you get a KRM in single hopper, double can be a pain going across my steep hills. Always end up less in 1 side, flat no problem

afraid not, KRM/Bogballe only all double hoppers, Anyone able to hazard a guess why, I cant unfortunately

there is Kuhn/Rauch MDS in single hopper, and Abbey disc and not too many more unfortunately.
 

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