Does anyone spread lime and/or powdered frertilisers through a standard rear discharge muckspreader?

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Rob Holmes, Jul 14, 2019 at 9:29 AM.

  1. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes Moderator

    As above really,

    Wondering whether it's accurate enough to be able to do this,thinking about sreading Fibrephos/Kalphos though our standard verticle beater muckspreader.

    Would rear doors (pictured below) be appropriate?

  2. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    I've Spread a lot of gypsum through A rear beater spreader just set the slurry door at what hight you want slow the bed down and drive pretty quick can't see what the rear doors would do unless you didn't have a slurry door
  3. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

  4. Rob Holmes

    Rob Holmes Moderator

  5. ih1455xl

    ih1455xl Member

    Normally about 2t/ac
  6. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

  7. Crack on.

    I have a feeling if it was a good way to do it then somebody far cleverer than me would have noticed by now and stopped bumbling eejits like me spending masses of money on our spreaders.
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  8. Finn farmer

    Finn farmer Member

    Will be doable, but pretty slow. Also the floor chains and sprockets will be under heavy load. Slow floor speed and small loads is the safest way.
  9. RAF

    RAF Member

    Just get Dave chandler to spread it , he’s the man job done
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  10. Boohoo

    Boohoo Member

    Contractor who spreads most of the lime in my area tried spreading with a Rolland rear discharge muckspreader, they now spread most of it with 2 Bredals that are fitted with booms. There's no way they would've spent that much if the muckspreader did a good job.
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  11. Macsky

    Macsky Member

    Cadzow Brothers on Luing have done.
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  12. nick...

    nick... Member

    south norfolk
    Have done limex through a muck spreader but really hit and miss and not really reccomended in my opinion
  13. traineefarmer

    traineefarmer Member

    Mid Norfolk
    We used to spread the old lime sludge through a verticle beater spreader, but you really need a bredal type machine to get the best from the modern dried product.

    I suppose a HBD type machine would be OK, but that's a heck of a lot of machine for a relatively lightweight product.
  14. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    It's been a long time since someone suggested using a Vicon wagtail, with a small child inside holding a shovel waggling it back and forth to stop lime bridging....:unsure::LOL::stop:
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  15. The trouble is, with farms getting bigger, you would likely need two small children to get any kind of output in a day.
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  16. Wellytrack

    Wellytrack Member

    Remember my dad telling me about a ground drive wag tail coupled up to a trailer, the pile on the floor and shovelled in on the go.

    Sounds wonderful. The good old days.... :hungover:
  17. Foxcover

    Foxcover Member

    Spinning deck with horizontal beaters and 2 discs. Can spread chicken litter over 30m.
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  18. traineefarmer

    traineefarmer Member

    Mid Norfolk
    I spent many days in the back of our old Atkinson lime spreader with my dad driving. You got a proper workout shovelling while the belt was moving like a treadmill.
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