Fertiliser spreaders with weigh cells: Weighing up the options

Weigh cells open the door to a world of opportunities with a fertiliser spreaders from touch button calibration to section control. And since weighing systems have been on the market for over 20 years the tech is generally sound. Here is a round up of all of the mounted and trailed machines available in the UK

by Jane Carley

The biggest plus point of a weigh cell fertiliser spreader is its ability to maintain an application rate regardless of weather conditions or granule consistency, by frequently weighing the remaining product in the hopper and adjusting applications accordingly. When coupled with GPS maps, an ISObus task controller adds the benefit of adjusting the working width and spread pattern to cater for irregular field shape to altering the throw of product for border spreading.