Shelbourne Reynolds will launch a revised line of mid-range muck spreaders at this year’s Livestock Event, which starts tomorrow at the NEC, in Birmingham. The two newcomers, the 8,200-litre and 10,500-litre Powerspread Pro 1800 and 2300, have respective capacities of approximately 11 and 15 tonnes of manure. When specified in single axle format, they are now shod with 620/75 R26 radial tyres, and feature a body that sits slightly lower in the chassis; two upgrades designed to enhance ride and handling. An air braking system can now be specified on both models when ordered as single axle machines. Having previously undergone a redesign which created a tub with more vertically-inclined walls to aid emptying, both machines now incorporate new extension top designs, which the company says, makes loading easier and reduces the chances of spillage between filling and spreading. In the spreading department, beefed-up components include a new heavy-duty impeller and stronger bearings for the 750rpm-rotating rotor, a larger door ram, stiffer door design and a new door seal to ensure the spreader remains leak-proof at all times. The machines have also been given a new LED light package to enhance visibility to other road users.