GT Bunning and Sons returns to LAMMA with a spreader equipped with a large diameter, narrow tyre for farmers wanting to reduce crop damage when spring top dressing.
Bunning will be showing three machines at LAMMA 2023.
The Lowlander 120 HY HBD features a set of Alliance 580/85 R42 IF tyres, offering a longer tread pattern and bringing the machine’s overall width down to 2,820mm.
A hybrid machine, it features the wider spreading design of larger models. This improves the shredding of cattle muck for greater accuracy, and weigh cells for rate control.
This tyre option helps farmers retain the flotation benefits of IF tyres and is better suited to tramline widths when travelling through growing crops. Ben Johnson, UK and Ireland sales manager for G T Bunning and Sons, says it will appeal for several reasons.
“The 120 HY HBD model on the stand allows a 19.1m³ load due to the built-in flared side extensions, but crucially features a shorter wheelbase than the bigger Lowlander 150 model,” says Mr Johnson.
“It will lessen crop damage when turning on the headlands. We are seeing more customers wanting to top-dress in the spring, so the narrower tyres and shorter machine offers good output whilst reducing crop damage.”
Elsewhere on the stand, the company will be showing two further models – including a 120 HY TVA that features the recently redesigned large diameter bottom spreading blades for increased accuracy.
This machine will also be equipped with weigh cells, which allows the operator to set a target rate for precise applications of products. A smaller 105 TVA will also be shown, aimed at smaller farms wishing to utilise their own manures. says Mr Johnson.
“We look forward to seeing existing and new customers at LAMMA in January. Demand for accurately applying organic manures continues to grow and our range of spreaders and technology can help to reduce input costs through precise spreading.”