Planning for Grass Growth
XT24 & XT48 Fertiliser Spreaders
Dominic Sharpe runs a 200 acre Dairy farm near Roscrea, Co. Tipperary in Ireland, operating a spring and autumn calving system where planning for good grass growth is critical to the success of the business.
Dominic has owned Teagle XT Spreaders for over 15 years, his most recent machine being an XT48 purchased in 2017, saying, “It is very straightforward to set the spread rate compared to other spreaders. The machine is robust, and maintenance straightforward. I like that the removable hopper gives great access to the spreader for cleaning after use. Once cleaned and greased there is very little maintenance. Teagle have always had good, reliable, user friendly products, and with the build quality we can run the machines for longer before having to change them”.
Furthermore, Dominic adds that, “The XT range suits the farm because of its accuracy and simplicity. The overlap and spreading system of the XT spreader allows me to achieve a very even broadcast of fertiliser and seeds”.
The hydraulic tilt option was specified by Dominic for his current XT48 because there are lots of smaller paddocks in the farm’s grass management system so it makes it easier and faster to spread the field boundaries.