Hagedorn spreaders built to maximise the value of manure

Penta Equipment’s Hagedorn manure spreaders are trailed, tandem-axle machines with load capacities from 10,850 to 26,800kg

The Hagedorn V5290 features 88cm diameter vertical beaters that spin at 420rpm to spread its 14.8cu.m (or 10,850kg) load

Penta’s range of big and robust Hagedorn manure spreaders is now being distributed locally by Valton Feeding Solutions with three models currently available.

The Hagedorn spreaders are trailed, tandem-axle machines with the V5290 model having a 14.8cu.m hopper capacity, the V5440 increasing that to 19.4cu.m and the V8610 topping out at 26.1cu.m. That translates to maximum load capacity of 10,850kg, 16,300kg and 26,800kg respectively.

These spreaders are recognised as leaders in hydraulic push-off technology. Hagedorn manure spreaders feature a hydraulic flow control valve (Hydra-Spread) designed for precise unloading and application.

Engineered and manufactured exclusively for Hagedorn spreaders, this valve is ideal for all types of hydraulic systems and includes an internal bypass for quick return regardless of unloading speed.

Visible on the drawbar of this V5440 spreader is the red Hydra-Spread hydraulic flow control valve designed for precise unloading and application

The Hydra-Spread flow control valve also provides a reliable processing rate from load to load, resulting in consistent and reliable distribution.

Adding to the performance of Hagedorn spreaders are the company’s BERMA vertical beaters combined with innovative hollow-rod hydraulic push-off cylinders that eliminate the tangle of hoses normally associated with hydraulic cylinders. Spreading width is 10 to 20 metres with the beaters spinning at 420rpm or better.

The paddle configurations of the BERMA beaters are a combination of blades to slice through tough materials and cups to fling finer materials and semi-solids. Even corn and bean stalks are shredded to an indistinguishable fineness.

Beaters can be customised with any combination of cups and knives. For even more durability in high-usage applications or abrasive materials, forged and hardened components are available.

In addition, closely spaced spirals and over-lapping beater tips mean more contact with the manure for finer processing and better distribution.

Unlike apron-type spreaders, which have a dead spot for apron clearance, spirals on a Penta spreader go all the way to the bottom of the beater. An impeller, at the bottom of each beater, further ensures good distribution of fine materials and semi-solids.

The V5290 has a load bed length of 4.9m and features a poly board spreader liner designed to be strong, flexible, resistant to environmental degradation and very slippery for easy unloading

Heavy beaters rotating at high speed pack a lot of inertia and can cause a lot of damage if brought to a sudden stop.

To protect tractors and the drivetrains of the spreaders, Penta has equipped every V Series with an over-running clutch which allows the beaters to coast to a stop without undue stress.

Hagedorn’s poly board spreader liners meet all the requirements for a material that is strong, flexible, resistant to environmental degradation and very slippery. Full-length boards and flush-head fasteners make a smooth, obstruction-free surface for easy unloading. Individual tongue and groove boards make an almost watertight box and, in the event of damage, are easy and inexpensive to replace.

To pull these spreaders you’ll need a tractor with minimum power of 93kW (125hp) for the V5290, 111kW (150hp) for the V5440 and 185kW (250hp) for the V8610.

The spreaders are run off a 1000rpm PTO and all shaft connections have splines.

Unlike keyed drives that focus the load on a single stress point, splines transmit power efficiently by spreading loads to the entire shaft and can be quickly assembled and disassembled.

The BERMA beaters of the V5440 have paddle configurations that combine blades to slice through tough materials and cups to fling finer materials and semi-solids

Integral to the overall performance of Hagedorn spreaders are trailer frames that combine structural channels and tubes as well as formed sections to achieve peak operating strength while maintaining the flexibility required in a large mobile platform.

Because manure unloads and spreads more evenly when the load is packed, Hagedorn platforms use large-profile formed sections, closely spaced, to carry heavy loads and withstand the forces of packing.

Hagedorn delivers a spreader strong enough to use as a push-off trailer without worrying about sidewall strength and the frame is designed specifically to support the sides of the spreader without bulky horizontal members or relying on the beaters to tie things together. 

A variety of hitch configurations and axle designs are available. 

Axle frames are bolted, not welded, to the main frame and, in the event of damage, can be easily removed for repair.

Low pressure, floatation tyres are also standard on all Hagedorn spreaders to reduce soil compaction in the paddock. For more information contact Valton Feeding Solutions on tel: 0418 425 485, email: leigh@valtonfeedingsolutions.com.au, or to see the full range go to: www.valtonfeedingsolutions.com.au