DRIIVNG IMPRESSION: Danish spreader maker Samson is targeting contractor operators with its latest US muck spreaders which includes the 35m³ US235 that we got to try back in the autumn. Does it have the features to make it a robust buy?

Samson is known for building robust machines, a reputation that looks set to be enhanced when it comes to the US Universal Spreader models.
Designed for intensive contractor usage over extended seasons, these models have several design innovations that should help reduce maintenance demands and operating costs.

The test US235 we got to try has two axles and a 35m³ body. An option fitted to our test model are the sides that can be lowered by 700mm to reduce the 4.0m overall load height. This spec choice will suit those loading with a smaller wheeled loader without a high tip bucket. The latter are often the tool of choice for clearing poultry houses, the lowering sides extending the flexibility of a US spreader in mixed contract operations. The tall sides of the spreader are in part due to the tall 30.5 tyres and the body sitting on a chassis built from hefty 8mm thick 300 x 150 box section. As to the spreader body, this is made of high-strength Domex steel and it mounts on six load cells integrated into a DigiStar weighing system.

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