Lime Spreaders offer upgraded orchard/vineyard deflector kit.

Press Release Summary:

Available for 2- and 4-ton multi-purpose lime spreaders, Orchard/Vineyard Deflector Kit offers bolt-on application for conversion to general field use. Nine-position side limiting deflectors narrow spread width to as little as 6 ft, ensuring materials are spread at base of plants. Rear center deflector redirects material from behind spreader to vine and tree bases, while front and side shields gently direct limbs away from spreader support structure, preventing damage to vines and trees.


Original Press Release:

Stoltzfus Spreaders Improves Orchard/Vineyard Deflectors for 2- and 4-Ton Lime Spreaders

Changes Increase Application Accuracy By 20%

MORGANTOWN, Pa.,  -- Stoltzfus Spreaders has upgraded the orchard/vineyard deflector kit for its compact 2- and 4-ton multi-purpose lime spreaders.

"Our orchard/vineyard spreaders are popular because they are tough and versatile," said Stoltzfus President Bernard Hershberger. "Because they are built to the same construction standards as our larger agricultural units, they easily handle the high duty cycles associated with damp lime spreading."

Hershberger pointed out four design changes:

--  The orchard/vineyard accessories have been improved with a bolt-on application for easy conversion to general field use.
--  Improved nine-position side limiting deflectors narrow the spread width to as little as six feet ensuring materials are spread at the base of plants.
--  An upgraded rear center deflector better redirects material from behind the spreader to vine and tree bases.
--  Redesigned front and side shields gently direct limbs away from the spreader support structure, preventing damage to vines and trees.

Stoltzfus 2- and 4-ton spreaders, first introduced in 1979, have low and narrow hoppers that fit most orchard or vineyard rows. The new orchard/vineyard deflector kit ensures proper material placement in those environments. Spreaders also are engineered to lay down difficult materials such as wet lime, mulch, compost, and litter, and are equipped with a low-rate fertilizer kit.

The Stoltzfus orchard/vineyard spreaders feature unibody construction, top-driven spinners, a hopper with steep 53-degree side slopes and four-inch drop pan, a 24-inch hardened carbon steel slat-style chain, and are low-rate fertilizer ready.

Both are available in power take-off (PTO) or hydraulic models. Stoltzfus's exclusive dual contact ground-driven press wheel is a 4-ton version option.

"Standard models fit most orchard/vineyard applications, but we can build units to accommodate unusual conditions, for example, with custom hopper widths and heights or specific wheel tracks," explained Hershberger.

Two- and 4-ton spreaders are available without the orchard/vineyard accessories. "Users have found the low-load height on these smaller units makes them perfect for small acreage applications where tractor sizes are smaller and skid loaders are used to load most materials," said Hershberger.

Headquartered in Morgantown, Pa., Stoltzfus Spreaders has been supplying spreaders to global agricultural markets for 70 years, longer than any independent agricultural equipment company in America.  All products are made in the U. S. A.

For more information on the Stoltzfus orchard/vineyard spreaders, email info@stoltzmfg.com, visit http://www.stoltzfusspreaders.com/documents/literature/stoltzfus-orchard-vineyard-spreaders.pdf, or call 800-843-8741.

Contact: 
Mike McHugh
mike@stoltzmfg.com,
610-763-9827, 800-843-8731

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