SPREAD the word, the patented Haze Ag Spreader has switched colours.
Developed by Richard Hazelton in Cudal, NSW, the Haze spreader will now be manufactured and marketed by Coolamon Spreaders.
The newly badged unit is capable of an up to 50 metre throw, with a consistent 36 spread of urea and 15 m of lime.
The spreader will still feature design points such as variable sized cones and bolt on spinner blades.
Coolamon Spreader, general manager, Heath Hutcheon said the machine added to the companies expanding range of machinery and would allow the Haze Ag spreader to move to the next level.
“We have already delivered three spreaders with a larger batch going through in April,’’ he said.
“We anticipate the spreader becoming a main line to our business.
“As it is a machine which can be used nine months of the year.
“We have five trailing units ranging from 7500 to 14,500 litres, along with truck-mounted spreaders for contractors.
“The variable sized cones combined with the spread pattern and width is what puts these spreaders apart from the rest.’’
Mr Hutcheon said the spreader was ideal for granulated products such as lime, poultry manure and feedlot waste.
“Regardless of the product density, there is no need to change the rear spinner assembly to accommodate it,’’ he said.
“The variable sized cones are changed in a few seconds to customize the rear of the machine to suit any product.
“The one metre wide cleated belt coupled with the open design of the steer assembly means manure or lime is not being pushed through small holes potentially creating blockages.’’
Mr Hutcheon said the self-cleaning hopper design was a result of Mr Hazelton’s expertise and knowledge.
“The spreader is all Australian made and designed by a contractor aware of the challenges faced when spreading.
“Richard Hazelton has now joined Coolamon as a product specialist.
“Today, there is a lot more emphasis on spreading accuracy and meeting the challenges of spreading products like manure.
“We have been inundated with inquiry for machines with increased accuracy and efficiency to squeeze operation costs and make that bottom line better.
“We will have the Coolamon Spreader at all national field days across Australia this year.’