What Fertilizer spreader ?

Dan555

Member
Looking at upgrading our Amazone ZA-M.
All makes being looked at, it needs to hold 3/4 bags, be easy to set up and use, be reliable and not stripe the wheat !!
What should I buy, and what’s everyone’s experience of the following.
Amazone/Sulky/Kvernland/KRM.
 
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tr250

Member
Location
Northants
I went from a zam to a Kuhn 40.2 for last spring and wished I’d done it years ago it’s got a weigh cell so easy to calibrate well does itself really and doesn’t stripe I never did get the Amazone right even after having Scs to tray test it
 
My old Amazon was a piece of shite compared to my Kuhn

It’s a basic 3 1/2 bag MDS 18m model and the Spread set phone app is very accurate just put your speed and rate in and it tells you how to set it
 

Dan7626

Member
We are on our 2nd Kuhn after moving from Amazones. The Kuhn is much better. No striping, less light patches at the ends and very user friendly. We have a 40.2 pto driven spreader and I highly recommend.
 

Hobbit

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
South West
We have been using a KV exsacta TL for a long time. It’s been a good spreader in general but is a sod for stripes. You really need to check your spread pattern regularly.
i have enquired about the new Kuhn aero but haven’t heard anything.
 

Dan555

Member
Have been to the lamma show, The KV sounded a good idea, with minimal drop height, and more vanes to spread. Sulky any good ?
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
They can all stripe!!

I've ran lely then kuhn and now kv .

If you're on steep ground avoid kuhn amazone not sure about sulky as none in the area.

I'm on my third kv now and really like it but it can still stripe but definitely doesn't do it on the steep stuff like the Kuhn did before it . I set it as the app for CF multi cut sulphur this year out of pure laziness I didn't bother tray testing it and I've striped everything not heavy stripping but it's annoying
 

Andrew K

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
I would avoid anything complex, or with silly small difficult to see readout if you are getting on a bit like me.
The best spreader i ever had was a Bredal B2, simple,accurate,reliable = Bliss.

Second best was an Amazone ZAM.
 

Michael S

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Matching Green
Bredal good mechanical spreader and accurate in rate and spread when correctly set but hard on fertiliser - looks like a lime spreader when putting granular urea to 24m. We have an Accord, now KV with weigh cells that is I think 14 years old. If set right and properly tested granular urea to 32m no problem and the weighing system is the best on the market.
 

Flatlander

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lorette Manitoba
I have a valmar. All stainless steel. Pto driven fan and stainless 18m booms. Will spread in any weather without fail. Any blend or cheap dusty crap makes no difference. Fill, calibrate with a crank weigh and go. Holds 8 tons of urea.also has a smaller front hopper for small seeds or granular chemical. If it doesn’t dry up soon most of my canola could go thru this spreader.
 

Boysground

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
KRM here weigh cells and isobus, simple and works well, it’s 8 years old now. Would happily have another but will go with hydraulic drive next time.

Very intrigued with Kv will probably look at one to see what the fuss is about

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cb387

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
We had an Amazon ZAU for 20 years. Could put almost anything in it and never striped. Couldn’t get bigger discs for it when we changed tramline widths so bought a ZAM. Nightmare for striping even when try tested by SCS. Sold after 3 years. Have Kuhn now which is a good machine but as others have said can stripe a bit on banks
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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