Shelbourne Reynolds has revised its short-wheelbase Powerspread Pro side-discharge tank spreader range for next season, to improve ride and handling, ease of loading, longevity of moving parts and visibility to road traffic. The new models made their national show debut at the Livestock Event at the NEC, Birmingham, on July 6-7.
The new 8,200 litre and 10,500 litre Powerspread Pro 1800 and 2300 machines, which have respective capacities of approximately 11t and 15t of manure, are the mid-sized models in a Powerspread range that spans 7,250-14,500 litre capacities. 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, with both these 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 to make loading easier and reduce the chances of spillage between filling and spreading. Meanwhile, in terms of the spreading elements themselves, 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.