German machinery manufacterer Fliegl has launched a new chain manure spreader aimed at larger farmers and contractors.
The company has introduced the KDS 270 Muck Control spreader to meet increased demand for machines to spread solid manure as opposed to liquid slurry. It follows a prototype model exhibited at last year’s Agritechnica event.
Since then, Fliegl says there has been a lot of tinkering, development and testing to get the KDS spreader ready for market. It is a universal spreader with a scraper floor and a horizontal two-disc spreader.
The loading space of the KDS 270 is 1.4m high, 2.15m wide and 7m long, giving it a capacity of around 21m³. The load compartment with side walls and floor made of fine-grain steel sits on a tandem chassis consisting of a hollow beam frame.
Both materials are extremely stable and yet light. The mechanical suspension of the axles and hydraulically sprung drawbar with pivotable drawbar ensure a high level of driving comfort and practicality.
The scraper floor consists of two chains with 140 chain links each. Each individual chain link has a breaking load of 50tonnes. The scraper floor is driven hydraulically via a side gear and the speed can be continuously adjusted.
A hydraulic feed control valve separates the loading area from the spreading unit. To guarantee an optimal sealing, it has an internal frame guide. The opening position can be adjusted continuously on the control terminal.
The driver receives information about the opening width of the gate valve via a fill level indicator on the front wall of the spreader. A mechanical or optionally hydraulic chain tensioner ensures easy maintenance.
Two horizontal spreader rollers each with a diameter of 770mm are positioned after the feed control gate. These ensure optimal mixing, loosening and dosing of the spreading material.