New spreader recommendations 24meter

jon9000

Member
Location
yorkshire
Time is now coming when our secondary spreader is going to the scrap yard.... so I need a new one. Then our current main one can be the secondary.

Currently run an axis 30.1 which has been faultless. And has no electrics apart from lights

I'd like more tank capacity on the next one and weigh cells would be nice. What would you all recommend ?
 

Jerry

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Devon
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Time is now coming when our secondary spreader is going to the scrap yard.... so I need a new one. Then our current main one can be the secondary.

Currently run an axis 30.1 which has been faultless. And has no electrics apart from lights

I'd like more tank capacity on the next one and weigh cells would be nice. What would you all recommend ?

Look at Vicon. Very pleased with mine.

Same machine comes in different colours.
 

traineefarmer

Member
Location
Mid Norfolk
Kubota own Kverneland who own Vicon. Same spreader get badge engineered for each brand.

I bought a 2nd hand Vicon, but I'm told that for new the best deals are on the Kubota branded machines.
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
Geo spread is what they all rave about , but does all this electric wizardry actually save you fert ,and the 20k price tag
In big square fields not really in a lot of small odd shaped fields it can make a big difference to the amount needed for each field over a few years
 

quattro

Member
Location
scotland
I think the weighcell machine saves you the most money edw but the geo does make it easy for operator and helps in the short runs (gares)whatever is local name
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
3 seasons done with my kv geo spread I've had 2 actuators replaced under warranty end of year 1 it was still working fine but put an error up every now and then.
Mine gets no special treatment it can be used for a week without seeing a hose got no complaints whatsoever and is far more accurate than previous spreaders.
I would definitely have another next time however the dealer has changed from being one that was useless to another that are worse so time will tell .
 

quattro

Member
Location
scotland
3 seasons done with my kv geo spread I've had 2 actuators replaced under warranty end of year 1 it was still working fine but put an error up every now and then.
Mine gets no special treatment it can be used for a week without seeing a hose got no complaints whatsoever and is far more accurate than previous spreaders.
I would definitely have another next time however the dealer has changed from being one that was useless to another that are worse so time will tell .
Actuators aren’t very common in going wrong
 

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