The inventors of the wet lime spreader, Stoltzfus Spreaders, has added a 10-ton version (CU-100) to its REDHAWKTM ground driven line of multi-use agricultural spreaders, which includes four-, five- and eight-ton models.
The CU-100 is designed for medium to large farms, said Bernard Hershberger, owner and president of Stoltzfus Spreaders. “Our ground-driven spreaders are designed for multi-use application. They are engineered to break out heavy stockpiled lime loads, while still having the precision to spread fertilizer” he said.
The new 10-ton Stoltzfus ground driven lime spreader has a 212- cubic-foot hopper. The 53-degree side slopes, 24-inch carbon steel slat-style drag chain and engineered drop pan work in combination to prevent bridging, allowing consistent material flow for true multi- purpose spreading.
Hershberger said the Stoltzfus CU-100 has the industry’s only fully welded Unibody construction. Its heavy-duty structural tube steel frame and rugged walking beam suspension easily handles stresses from 10-ton loads. The large 21.5L 14-ply tires offer high flotation and smooth rolling on rough terrain.
The dual contact press wheel, hydraulically raised and lowered, delivers the power to break out packed damp lime loads. Hydraulically powered twin 24-inch, 7-gauge steel spinners are top driven, isolating the drives from corrosive chemicals and the shock of material pounding on their disks.
The Stoltzfus CU-100 is constructed from CorTen weatherizing steel, and is available in 304 stainless steel. Options include tarps, lights, corner pockets and the Stoltzfus exclusive material shredder.
“High application rates of cohesive materials can result in large chunks falling onto the spinners. The shredder breaks down the chunks for an even spread pattern and less wear on the spinners” added Hershberger.