Fertilizer spreaders come in different specifications and sizes, but here are some general specifications you might find on fertilizer spreaders with 400L, 600L, and 1000L capacities:
- Hopper capacity: The hopper capacity is the amount of fertilizer the spreader can hold. Fertilizer spreaders with 400L, 600L, and 1000L capacities can hold 400 liters, 600 liters, and 1000 liters of fertilizer, respectively.
- Spreading width: The spreading width is the maximum width at which the spreader can distribute fertilizer. Fertilizer spreaders can have spreading widths ranging from a few feet up to 50 feet or more, depending on the model and design.
- Spreading pattern: The spreading pattern determines how the fertilizer is distributed. Some spreaders have an adjustable pattern, while others have a fixed pattern.
- Spreading rate: The spreading rate is the amount of fertilizer that the spreader distributes per unit area. This can be adjustable on some spreaders, while others have a fixed spreading rate.
- Agitator: The agitator is responsible for keeping the fertilizer in the hopper well mixed and preventing it from clogging. Some spreaders have a mechanical agitator, while others use airflow to keep the fertilizer moving.
- Control mechanism: The control mechanism allows the operator to adjust the spreading rate and pattern. Some spreaders have a manual control mechanism, while others have an electronic control system.
- Power source: Fertilizer spreaders can be powered by the tractor’s PTO (power take-off) or by a separate engine.
- Hitch type: The hitch type is the mechanism used to attach the spreader to the tractor or other vehicle. Fertilizer spreaders typically use a 3-point hitch or a pull-type hitch.