New Zealand machinery manufacturer Giltrap Engineering Ltd is in the process of introducing a mid-range model of its trailed fertiliser and lime spreaders into the Irish market for testing.

The model in question is the 6601. It’s an 8t trailed machine. This spreader is fitted as standard with hydraulic belt drive which is electronically controlled from the tractor cab.

The hopper is manufactured from 3mm stainless steel and the spreader comes with an 850mm x 5mm rubber belt. The spreaders come with a terminal with electronic rate control and a colour graphic touch display.

For more advanced control, it’s possible to upgrade the terminal to include GPS functionality, enabling coverage mapping and prescription maps through the USB port for variable-rate spreading.

The company is set to host two demonstrations with the spreader in Ireland next week. The first will take place on Monday 20 May from 2pm at WBD Farm Machinery Limited, Dublin.

The second will take place on Thursday 23 May from 2pm at Ballinafagh farm, Co Kildare (Eircode W91HD37). For more information contact 086-811 5565.