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MartinM 485889 89 Spreading Lime either
Spreading Lime
Another summer of harvesting, tillage and seeding is over. Here are the first pictures.
This is a Fendt 818 with a Bredal spreader. The tractor was leased for the day and the spreader came from the coop, thus looking all shiny and new. The field was winter wheat and will be sown with canola/OSR soon. The lime was dumped on the field by truck and needs to be loaded into the spreader. The stubble will be tilled afterwards to work the lime in.
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The heap of lime. Throughout the summer just before harvest you will see lots of these being dumped. Usually the best time of the year to spread lime with big heavy spreaders like this one. This year it was a little wet and I left some bad ruts. :-(
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Spreading Lime
The telehandler used to load the lime. It is a very handy machine and I have to beg my dad somemore to buy me one :-D
On this grain farm I worked on its duties included loading lime, getting grain in and out of storage sheds, loading fertilizer, building, earthworks and a zillion other little things.
You can see how heavy lime is by looking at the small bucket. The grain bucket is much bigger.
Notice the attachments on the back. A hitch and some air lines so you can legally pull a trailer with it. Although it doesn't really pull all that much it comes quite handy at times. I hauled a lot of the fertilizer that way while the tractor kept spreading.
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The plates are pto driven. The belt gets driven by the wheels so the amount spreat is independent from your speed. From what the company says this spreader could also spread fertilizer. Not too sure about the accuracy of that though.

Nice and big tyres.:-)
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Last one. This shows the the mechanism that picks up the ground speed. All you have to do is push the little wheel onto the big one and the belt starts turning. You can adjust the amount with a gearbox at the other side. Simple and works very well.

Any questions, feel free to ask.

Martin
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Very nice photos Martin :-)
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