Twice The bedding Capacity

ANIMALS HOUSED in cubicle sheds over the winter period require bedding, a role that the Ag Big D is ideally suited to, says manufacturer Garnett Farm Engineering

The machine works on the same principal as a loader-mounted bucket-type spreader. But the latest model from the Cheshire-based engineering firm is a trailed model with an 8t capacity.

Aimed at the larger producer, the it uses a pto-driven conveyor belt fed from two side doors. This enables the machine to bed both sides simultaneously, while closing either door restricts spread to one side.

When bedding both sides at once, the machine will cover 50 cubicles in less than a minute, says the company. Suitable for working in 3m (10ft) passageways, price for the spreader is £7200.