Precision technology for mid-range spreaders

Bringing precision control technology to two of Sulky Burel’s range of DX30 fertiliser spreaders, the Eco6 control kit allows smaller arable and mixed farms to enjoy greater precision and fertiliser saving benefits that are usually achieved with high capacity models.

by Steven Vale

30 Nov 2018

Launched at this week’s Croptec, the new control kit achieves claimed fertiliser savings of 8-10% and reduces under- or over-application by 20%. Automatic shutter opening/closing is GPS driven to avoid under- or over-fertilisation at headlands, gateways and after stopping.

Automatic six-section control is managed by changing the flow rate, aligned to Sulky’s patented crescent shape spread pattern, which, the company says, more closely mimics the reality of centrifugal spreading.

The new control kit is available on two DX30 models, both offering spreading widths from 18m to 36m. The DX30 W offers a hopper capacity ranging from 900 to 2,700 litres, while the DX30 + W is available with larger 1,500 to 3,000-litre hoppers.

Both models have a stainless-steel weigh cell with slope sensor. This allows for automatic weighing with continuous flow rate adjustment as well as automatic rate calibration from the cab together with left/right electrical shutter control.

The Eco6 incorporates the French firm’s W-Vision console and Matrix 570 GPS guidance bar terminal. Those with compatible third-party guidance bars may prefer to specify just the W-Vision control kit. Eco6 retail prices start from £17,568.