The tractor of the Year 2022 Awards, held at the recent EIMA show in Bologna, handed out a brace of gongs for the Green Giant John Deere.
Designing, manufacturing and distributing agricultural products since 1984, Stallion's introduction of a new product line sees it move in a different yet complementary direction, with a development likely to save farmers time and money.
Fert-500 is the company's first trailed fertiliser applicator, designed to apply nutrients carried in suspension as a foliar application, recognising that reducing fertiliser inputs and improving utilisation will be a key consideration for all NZ farmers looking to control overheads and meet environmental obligations.
Built on a durable and robust galvanised steel frame with a suspended tandem axle layout, the Fert-500, as its name suggests, has a 500-litre spray tank, made from UV stabilised polyethylene.
As well as being ideal for applying nitrogen post-grazing, the unit can also be used pre-grazing for the application of lime flour or magnesium, carried in suspension. Offering a coverage of 3-5ha depending on application rate, the typical mixing time is between 5 and 7 minutes, while spreading width is 10 to 12 metres.
Carrying a two-year guarantee, the Fert-500 offers a recirculation function and a self-cleaning tank, with power provided by a Honda single cylinder engine, housed in a protected binnacle alongside all key controls.