Visitors to the Sulky-Burel stand at the Royal Highland Show will have the curved distribution pattern of a Sulky 24m spreader displayed before their feet to demonstrate the uniquely-curved pattern that the company’s GPS Econov spreaders employ to ensure even and consistent fertiliser distribution.
All fertiliser applicators, using centrifugal mechanisms, spread product in a crescent shaped curve, not a straight line. Sulky is the only manufacturer that manages this shape from its ISOBUS (QUARTZ 800) and non-ISOBUS (Matrix 840 GS) terminals. The smart technology, developed by Sulky, avoids over and under-application of fertiliser on headlands and in triangular shaped fields.
At the Royal Highland on stand F, Agricultural Avenue, this equipment can be seen on the Sulky X40+ ECONOV which has a working width that can be varied from 12 to 44m wide and options for payloads up to three tonnes. The Sulky team will explain the technology, and the spreading pattern will be marked out to show just how this works.
“We have used digital technology to enhance the accuracy of our spreading patterns,” says Robert Thurkettle, managing director of Sulky-Burel UK. “By working with the natural shape of spreading ‘crescents’ we offer farmers peace of mind through our ECONOV technology. Savings can be achieved in fertiliser costs, and with more even distribution across a field, areas of over/under application are removed and crop variability reduced.
“Quite simply, we are helping farmers strengthen how they manage their profitability.”
Also on show will be the DX20 spreader, able to spread 900-1,500 litres of fertiliser in widths from 9 to 19 metres.
When it comes to seed drilling, Sulky is exhibiting its XEOS EVO combination – a 3m drill capable of drilling 20 or 24 rows. With a range of options, XEOS drills can be combined a variety of cultivators and presses for putting seeds firmly in place at consistent depth.
Visitors can also see the 5m wide CULTILINE HRW in its ‘slim’ form, which means this 5m wide power harrow is quickly converted by hydraulics to just 2.5m wide for transport down narrow lanes.