Salford Group Introduces Swath Control Technology for Spinner Spreaders
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New from Salford Group, the BBI Sniper spinner spreader delivers targeted dry fertilizer application like never before. The BBI Sniper is capable of application widths up to 120 feet and uses patent-pending technology to follow prescription application targets by rapidly adjusting its spread pattern on the fly.
“We designed this new spreader for farmers who are looking for the most cost-effective and consistent dry fertilizer delivery with a pull-type applicator,” said Richard Hagler, president of Salford’s BBI division. “The Sniper’s patent-pending technology was specifically engineered for and tested in irregular fields to prove it could help protect environmentally sensitive areas and reduce application overlap.”
Hagler also notes that although the BBI Sniper’s swath control technology is designed to reduce over-application in irregular fields, and fields with extreme point rows, its primary purpose is to apply dry fertilizer up to 120 feet for fast, efficient application.
The BBI Sniper’s superior accuracy is based on three independently controlled systems:
In addition, the BBI Sniper features dynamic metering for more precise application rates. The dry rate controller monitors scale readings and tunes the metering system accordingly.
“Spreader swath control is a complex job involving multiple systems working together,” says Brad Baker, senior product manager at Salford Group. “With the BBI Sniper our engineering and product development team has taken this difficult task and presented an easy solution by designing simple, automated improvements to the three basic elements we already use to control spreader swath. The result is a faster more efficient spreader that is simple, reliable, easy to use and has industry-leading swath width and application control.”
Built on a high-clearance frame, the BBI Sniper fits pre-season as well as top-dress applications. The large, 9-ton capacity hopper allows coverage of more acres per load.
These additional design features of the BBI Sniper keep you in the field with less downtime during critical application times:
Salford Group will introduce the BBI Sniper’s patent-pending application technology at the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association MAGIE Show, Aug. 22 to 23. The new unit is being released with limited availability for factory orders from dealers. For more information visit salfordgroup.com.
About Salford Group
Salford Group is a global leader in the manufacturing of tillage, seeding, and precision application equipment. Salford is dedicated to improving agricultural productivity and profitability through innovation and advancements in precision, durability and versatility in the field. Salford Group includes the patented Independent Series line of tillage implements as well as a complete line of conventional tillage machines and air drills. Salford’s AerWay division brings quality tillage and pasture aeration equipment, and the BBI Spreader and Valmar Airflo divisions of Salford bring decades of patented dry application innovations. Salford engineers and manufactures its highly productive agricultural equipment from its facilities in Iowa, Georgia, Ontario and Manitoba.