Video: Farmchief West Dual 2000

Take a closer look at the impressive West Dual 2000 spreader in this video...

Farm Trader caught up with Bevan and the team at Caldwell Contracting in Edendale at the southland tip of the South Island. With three West Dual 2000 spreaders in their fleet of tractors and machinery purchased through Farmchief Machinery, they know what they are talking about.

In their business, Bevan uses the West Dual spreader machines predominantly for spreading waste from weeping walls and feed pad muck, which is scraped up and collected in a sump—similar to the job they were originally designed for. This being said, they can also be used to spread a multitude of different things like laneway cleanings, woodchip and calf bedding.

Unlike a standard fertiliser spreader, which tends to block when spreading wood chip (yes, I speak from personal experience), the large moving sidewall helps prevent material bridging above the feed auger. This prevents it reaching the spreader on the side of the machine in this case or at the rear of a fertiliser truck.

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