The Kuhn Aero is making a comeback

Colliedog

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Dorset
I have just seen Rauch is about to relaunch the mounted boom spreader in widths of 18-30m. As well as a larger tank the new version has been updated with isobus and six variable rate sections. The booms look like they fold up a lot more easily as well.
With the way fertiliser price’s are going, are they going to become common place or has the spread pattern of spinning disc spreaders become accurate enough to leave them for niche markets?

 

Nearly

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Location
North of York
A friend has a few
Lindley Kuhn Aero (3).jpg


Just like the Falcon / Sampo / Turbotiller everything goes full circle.
 

Colliedog

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Location
Dorset
Depends on cost compared to a sprayer and going liquid I guess.

Not for me though. Have at least one line of poles across half my fields. So a spinner will have to stay here for now.
The fields we have with poles don’t really have straight edge to start on. I drill striking out with the poles. You end up with short work either end of the field but you don’t have to worry too much about poles.
 

PSQ

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Arable Farmer
Location
Scottish Borders
Having run a Kuhn / Rauch 2220 the cost was only justified by being able to use very cheap Russian / Ukrainian / Lithuanian AN and urea, of such variable quality that you wouldn’t want to spread it through a spinning disc.
On the one hand you can’t buy ‘cheap’ imported fert as the likes of Lithan has improved and no longer sells at the same discount. On the other hand, spinning disc spreader tech has improved, and the difference in price to a mounted Aero will never be paid back unless it’s applying (at a guess) in excess of several hundred tonnes of fert per year.
 
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