SILVAN Australia has been appointed Australian distributors of the Danish-built Bogballe fertiliser spreader.
And at last week’s Massey on the Move demo day at Narrogin, the company’s WA account manager Glenn Edmonds demonstrated the machine to show its accurate spreading pattern.
This is a standout feature of the machine which will prevent stripy crops.
Generally if you’ve got stripy crops you tend to blame the machine or the operator but never the product you’re spreading.
So Danish manufacturer Bogballe provides a fertiliser analysis indicator with every Bogballe fertiliser spreader it sells.
According to the company there is a lack of education on fertiliser densities and sizes.
For example, you buy a spreader with a maximum spreading width of say 36 metres but there’s little information on exactly what it will spread over that width.
The densities for N,P,K vary significantly from urea which is why the company provides a fertiliser analysis indicator for accurate calibration and more uniform spreading.
If it’s done right, you won’t find the classic strips through the crop which indicate either over or under application of fertilisers.
The Bogballe spreaders are all three-point linkage models with capacities ranging from 1000L to 4050L with spreading widths up to 42m.
Bogballe has a patented twin-disc spreading pattern, involving a reversible gearbox, which has been designed for more consistent uniform spreading