Coolamon small spreaders expand range

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Built for smaller wheel options, the local manufacturer’s compact spreader range is designed to appeal to non-broadacre farmers

The range of single axle Coolamon CSC Compact Spreaders start with the 5500 litre and go up to the 8500 litre unit.
The range of single axle Coolamon CSC Compact Spreaders start with the 5500 litre and go up to the 8500 litre unit.

Coolamon has developed a new compact spreader range based on its existing range of premium spreaders, which it says will cater to the needs of smaller farmers.

The range comprises three different size hoppers: from the CSC55 at 5500 litres to the CSC70 at 7000 litres and the largest in the range, the CSC85 at 8500 litres.

The spreaders come with hoppers ranging in length from 2.8m to 3.8m, built low to allow smaller equipment to load them, and are designed to run on smaller wheel options.

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Powder coated with a zinc primer, the spreaders have a 1m wide cleated belt with polyurethane skirts, a heavy-duty roll over tarp, single axle adjustable out to 3m and flotation tyres as standard.

Owners can customise their machine with the extra options of weight scales, side delivery hydraulic conveyer, stainless steel hoppers, brakes, mudguards, orchard deflectors, light pack and camera pack.

Coolamon WA and SA state sales manager Preston Grigg says the company developed the compact spreader range in light of customer demand, adding that the new models offer many of the benefits of their bigger counterparts.

"Not everybody needs a broadacre spreader and these are ideal for horticulturalists, dairies and livestock operators," he says.

"(Customers) also appreciate the solid construction and the fact the machine is made in Australia for Australian conditions by a respected manufacturer.’’

Unique spinner options

Built with a self-cleaning hopper design, the Coolamon Compact Spreader is ideal for granulated products such as lime, gypsum, potash, urea, poultry manure, feedlot waste and superphosphate.

The spreaders can carry from 6.9 to 10.6 tonnes of lime, and from 4.2 to 10.6 tonnes of urea, with minimal changes necessary when changing from one to the other, Grigg says.

 "No tools are required to make the changes when spreading product to product – it’s a matter of shifting the patented rings on the back of the spreaders," he says.

The spreader features the Hazelton patented variable sized cones with bolt on spinner blades.

"The variable sized cones combined with the spread pattern and width is what puts these spreaders apart from the rest,’’ Grigg says.

"Our spreaders are the only ones in the world with variable sized cones, vastly improving the timing of product as it leaves the machine.’’

Running on a proven bearing system, the spinners are polyurethane with rounded backs, creating a negative pressure at the centre of the disc and pulling the product into the middle before throwing it out.

"Regardless of the product density, there is no need to change the rear spinner assembly to accommodate it,’’ he adds.

"The variable sized cones are changed in a few seconds to customise the rear of the machine to suit any product.

"The one metre wide cleated belt coupled with the open design of the steer assembly means manure or lime is not being pushed through small holes potentially creating blockages."

New Drive

Grigg says the spreaders’ hydraulic drive system, engineered by Coolamon, can be powered via a regular tractor remote circuit, and operated by a stand-alone Farmscan Jackal rate controller.

The Farmscan Jackal spread rate controller is a GPS-compatible system providing manual operation or fully automatic rate map control.

All functions are easy to read on the 4.8 inch colour graphic touch display with simple functions and a smart warning system to alert the operator on critical conditions.

Product rates and spread widths can be manually increased or decreased in pre-defined steps, and bins can be switched off or reduced to half rate to save wastage on poor soils or headlands.

When operating with GPS control, the Jackal adjusts rates automatically according to your prescription rate map on the USB device.

The Coolamon Compact Spreader range is currently available from Coolamon dealers and will also be exhibited at multiple field days across Australia this year, Grigg says.

"Contact Coolamon or your dealer to fulfil your requirements for early autumn programs."

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