New spreader range to be unveiled at Horsham

ROVIC Australia will launch its range of fertiliser spreaders at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days, Horsham, Victoria, next week.
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Rovic Australia will launch its range of spreaders next week. Picture courtesy Rovic Australia.

Staff writer

Rovic Australia is based at Ballarat, Victoria, and the brand has a long history of manufacturing spreaders, with models still operating that were sold under the Connor Shea and Lely brands in the 1990s.

The new range will cover capacities of three tonnes to 20 tonnes, all in trailing configurations. 

"The first thing people will notice is the fact the bins and all components that come into contact with fertiliser are structural stainless steel," said Peter Piddington, Rovic Australia's managing director.

"But the real difference is the twin chain technology, where two independently-driven chains feed fertiliser to each spinner giving real independent section control to either side of the machine."

Piddington added: "This combined with the software system mean no overlaps on headlands, odd shaped paddocks or when dodging trees too. This system is fully automated so doesn't need operator input reducing the stress and workload on the operators too."

Control of the spreader is handled by TeeJet ISOBUS controllers that will integrate with all ISOBUS systems in tractors allowing plug and play simplicity.

Another benefit is paddocks don't have to be mapped. Once the outside lap of the paddock is complete, the system can take care of the rest.

To ensure accuracy for buyers, all Rovic spreaders will be supplied with a test kit and full instructions on how to get the best from the spreader.

Multiple spinner options are available to handle fertiliser, lime, gypsum, manure and mulch. The door on the spreader can open to a 320mm gap allowing bulky products to exit the spreader.

Standard features on the spreaders are roll top tarps, internal and external ladders, and there is no power take off shaft drive, reducing moving parts to an absolute minimum.

Rovic spreaders come with a full two-year manufacturer's warranty and a five-year replacement warranty on the chains under standard operating conditions.

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