1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
World's Largest Spreader
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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