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World's Largest Spreader
Farmers at the recent Farm Progress Show in Illinois crowded around Kelderman Manufacturing's giant new manure spreader with its whopping 6,500 gal. capacity and ability to inject its entire load into the field in minutes.
Powered by an 1150 cu. in. Cummins diesel 525 hp. engine with a 12-speed powershift transmission with six working gears under 10 mph, the huge machine amazed crowds with its maneuverability and speed. It's equipped with a state-of-the-art computerized cab built by Steiger Tractor, Inc.
"It takes just 4 min. to load and 4 min. to unload," says a Kelderman representative. "We recently unloaded and spread 92 semi loads of manure in one day. It was built from the ground up with 4-wheel steering and push-button computerized operation."
The manure tank is 7 ft. in dia. and 23 ft. long. An 8 by 8-in. toolbar mounts behind it on a 3-pt. lift. It carries nine huge spring-loaded injector knives. The spreader is fitted with monitors that give a constant readout of the nutritional content of the manure in the tank.
The king-size spreader sells for $355,000.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kelderman Manufacturing, Inc., Hwy. 92 East, P.O. Box 273, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577 (ph toll-free 800 247-8110 or, in Iowa, 800 622-8236).


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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6