2016 - Volume #40, Issue #1, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Giant Spreader Sets World Record
“Farmers can order the same machine that was used for breaking the world record,” says Clément Granger, Brochard North America. However, there is a delay of 3 months between ordering and delivery of the European-built spreader.
The 7-ft. wide, 40-ft. long spreader box has a total heaped capacity of 2,100 cu. ft. That is 1,800 bushels or 55 metric tons of solid manure in every load. It is equipped with hydroelectric controls, on board scale, GPS, touch control panel and heavy-duty gearbox for vertical beaters. The spreader can be ordered with a variety of rear gates and spreading systems, tracks and multiple wheel systems. The record setting model had 4 axles.
Granger recommends a minimum tractor size of 380 to 400 hp. to power the spreader. For the record-breaking effort, Brochard partnered with New Holland, using its 615 hp. T9 tractor, the biggest in its range. In homage to its partner, Brochard painted the spreader in New Holland colors.
The effort, which was judged by Guinness World Records Association, involved 2 Brochard employees, each taking two 6-hr. shifts. The event took place in a 650-acre field in the Ukraine, where 250,000-acre farms are not uncommon.
The EV 2200-120 is priced at $180,000 ($240,000 Canadian) delivered in Canada. Granger indicates the company is starting to work with several dealers in Canada and expects to be active in the U.S. in 2016.
You can check out a video of the record-breaking event at FARMSHOW.com.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brochard North America, 1400 rue Jean Berchmans-Michaud, Drummondville, Quebec Canada J2C 7V3 (ph 819 477-5511 or 819 817-4928; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.brochardnorthamerica.com).
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