First five-wheeled Vervaet Hydro Trike spreaders sold in the UK

The first two Vervaet Hydro Trikes have been sold in the UK to Kent-based contractor FGS Agri.

The company spreads about 350,000t of biosolids annually using a five-strong fleet of self-propelled machines.

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J Riley is the UK importer for Vervaet kit, and fitted the machines with a specially designed 18t Panien spreader body.

A Vervaet Hydro Trike working in the field

Power is provided by a 510hp DAF engine and the layout of the block and cooling package is designed to make maintenance easier than before.

Working width is 4.5m thanks to extending mid-axles, which make up part of the five-wheel layout that helps spread the load as broadly as possible.

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