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Kubota VS- Series Spreaders
VS spreaders can be used for such a wide variety of applications: sand, salt, fertilizer, lime, anything granular that needs accuracy when being spread.
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Kubota VS- Series Spreaders
Optimized frame shape, a glass fibre reinforced polyester hopper, stainless steel metering discs, and a unique Duracoat corrosion resistant paint, these VS-spreaders last a lifetime.
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Kubota VS Series Spreaders
Narrow for vineyard or narrow rows
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Skinny Tractors + VS Spreaders = More Time in the Field
When you’re looking for the perfect tractor for your use in berry fields, orchards and vineyards, the Kubota M8540 and M7040 are the ones consider.
Jeff Cook of Earth Power Equipment says both have their pluses. “The M8540 has a 10 speed transmission and is very good on fuel. The 4-cylinder, turbo engine direct injection is very clean burning and can reach maximum travel speeds of up to 21.1 mph / 33.7 km/h.”
What is of particular interest is the bevelled gear front axle with bi-speed turn for a tighter turning radius. “The bi-speed rotates the front wheels at a rate of speed nearly twice of the rear wheels so you can go right back down the row,” explained Cook.
Width is also variable with a minimum width of 48”, which can expand to 60” depending on the tires. “My customers love this tractor,” said Cook, “It’s quiet and smooth operating.”
The M8540 has the option of a rear window defroster, a net horsepower of 85 and a PTO of 76.
The M7040 is the little brother to the M8540. Both have direct inject engine. “The difference is the horsepower ranges; it has an 8 x 8 transmission compared to a 10 x 10 on the 8540,” explained Cook. “Other than that it’s a four cylinder, with a net horsepower of 71 and a PTO of 64 and a maximum speed of 12.87 mph (20.7 km/h)
The Kubota VS-series spreaders are reliable, easy to operate and have an outstanding accuracy in all conditions. With an optimized frame shape, a glass fibre reinforced polyester hopper, stainless steel metering discs, and a unique Duracoat corrosion resistant paint, these VS-spreaders last a lifetime.
“The new VS series spreaders were previously branded as Vicon,” explained Scott Fraser of Island Tractor. “They are high quality, long lasting, dependable and made with high quality components. There are other spreaders out there, but this one has a gear box which lasts much longer than the less expensive knockoffs. These VS spreaders can be used for such a wide variety of applications: sand, salt, fertilizer, lime, anything granular that needs accuracy when being spread. To make life easier, you can get different accessories to make it work specifically with that product. You can change it to spread to the left or right, and adjust the width and you can easily control the application rate.”
You may think this product is too good to be true; however, those who own one and those in the know all say the same thing. No one has made anything better in the last 40 years, as this product does everything it needs to and lasts forever.
Rob Zandee of Gerard's Equipment loves the VS series spreaders. “These spreaders have been used for about 40 years and are incredibly accurate. We usually sell them with a banding spout, so when the guys in the vineyards are going out you can be more accurate and focused, for example 45% in the two outer rows and 10% in a middle row.”
According to Zandee, “These things are bullet proof – they are fantastic. There are vineyards out there that bought them decades ago and they still use the same one. They are one of the most impressive things out there for usability and longevity.”
So there you have it – forget about the skinny jeans. 2015 is all about the skinny tractor and the VS spreaders.
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